: Zeyad has a too-cool story today. You’ll remember that he used his camera to shoot pictures of the Dec. 10 anti-terrorism demonstrations that were ignored by major Western media and the pictures got picked up by The Weekly Standard.

Now they’ve been picked up again:

This was scary. An American patrol was distributing leaflets in our neighbourhood today. This isn’t an uncommon practice. But the pictures on the leaflets caught my eye, and I nervously picked one up and looked closely. The pictures were mine, the ones I took on Dec. 10 at the anti-terror demonstrations. The writing on the leaflet said:

“The spirit of tolerance between different religions, political organizations, sects, and ethnicities is part of the democratic society. All Iraqi citizens are equal and free to voice their opinions. Respecting others will help make Iraqi a better place for all Iraqis”.

I sighed in relief. For a short moment, after recognizing my photos, I seriously thought the leaflets had to do with something from the blog and I was a bit anxious. I then started to get amused and I told one of my neighbours that the pictures on the flyers were mine, he smiled at me as if I was raving and said “yeah, sure they are”. Arrgghh. I AM OUTRAGED! hehe… Can I sue the CPA for printing my photos without permission? LOL.

Here is a scan of the leaflet and these are the original photos I took two months ago.

Whoever’s designing leaflets for the CPA has good taste in photos (bad taste in design) and owes Zeyad a syndication fee.

: In a moment of international kismet, I had just finished telling a long-lost-friend the story of Zeyad and his camera at lunch today when she went to the rest room and I, geek that I am, whipped out my Treo to check my email. I saw a note from Tim Oren alerting me to Zeyad’s post; pulled up in on the Treo, and read it to her. This, too, is cool.