Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mexico 2009: The Year In Pictures

In its entirety:

Suspected member of the Gulf Cartel Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa, center, wearing a face mask as a precaution against swine flu ...after his arrest at federal police headquarters in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Poor Mexico.


art said...

is it me or is the flag painted on the helicopter backwards?

Burro Hall said...

It is, but that's customary on the right side of any aircraft, American as well. It's the "correct" way around on the left side.

ibbitos said...

Explanation to the flag question:

That's sort of right. If you can imagine a flag being carried in battle, it would be flowing back over the shoulder of the soldier who was carrying it, which would mean if you were on the right side of the soldier, you'd see the blue union (where the stars are) at the top right instead of the top left.

This is meant to signify forward motion as if hurrying into battle. The flag is always "backward" (the Army calls it the "reverse side flag") on the right shoulder. It doesn't have anything to do with currently being in a state of war.

This is addressed in Army regulation 670-1

Anonymous said...

I always knew it was considered somewhat declasse to wear shorts in public, but didn't realize it was taken this seriously.