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This Week In Miscellanea: “Headlines”

1. Headline number 1: “Terrifying Sniper Prank on Japanese TV

2. Headline Number 2: “Erotic Farm Girls Calendar Aims To Make Agriculture Alluring

3. Headline Number 3: “Lights Out, Camera, Action!

4. all kinds of interesting and sort of sexy updates.

World Press Photo Contest Winners: 2008

American photographer John Moore of Getty Images captured the assassination of Benazir BhuttoQuote: “British photographer Tim Hetherington has won this year’s prestigious World Press Photo Contest.”

Here is a BBC precis of the best photos from the WP contest this year. The image at left won first prize in the spot news singles category, capturing the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. A complete gallery of this year’s winners can be found here. Check it our for a lot of superb photography, particularly in the “portraits” and “stories” sections.

 UPDATE: here is more of  Tim Hetherington’s Afghanistan photo essay. Harrowing stuff.