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February 28, 2012

Reflections

They can appear in a mirror, water, or glass. Capturing a reflection in a photograph is a simple process but it takes skill to be compelling. Here are some that caught my attention based on both creativity and context, and others for simply their aesthetic appeal. -- Lloyd Young (45 photos total)

Veronica Price, of Jacksonville, is reflected in a window as she gets a "thumbs up" from a passing parade float as she holds up her hand made tribute sign to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade through downtown Jacksonville, Fl. on Jan. 16. ( Kelly Jordan/Associated Press/The Florida Times-Union)

An Afghan boy who works at a bakery watches a protest outside his a window in Kabul Feb. 24. Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence. (hmad Masood/Reuters) #

A Greek flag is reflected on the smashed windows of a bank in Athens. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press Global Economy Tracker. (Dimitri Messinis/Associated Press) #

Reflected in the window of a hearse, the casket of Bronx teenager Ramarley Graham, who was shot to death by police officers earlier this month, is carried by family and friends following his funeral on Feb. 18 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Family, friends, local politicians and community members paid their respects at Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church only blocks away from where the unarmed teen was shot and killed by police inside of his home on East 229th Street following a chase on Feb. 2. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A rickshaw puller is reflected on the installed mirrors of his rickshaw as he waits for passengers on a street in the eastern Indian city of Patna, in Bihar state on Jan. 21. When India launched reforms to open up its state-stifled economy 20 years ago, many states surged ahead, leaving behind the 3.5 percent "Hindu rate of growth" that had plagued the decades after the country's independence from Britain in 1947, and with it Bihar. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters) #

Reflected in the window with city views, Bevan Versfeld, a realtor at Charles Rutenberg, gets a reading from psychic Roxanne Usleman Hulderman at Shop at the Top hosted at 123 Third Avenue on Feb. 9 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/for The New York Times) #

The Euro sculpture is partially reflected in a puddle on a cobblestone pavement in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt on Jan. 21. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters) #

A dancer is seen in the reflection of a bus stop advertisement during a Martin Luther King Day parade on Jan.16 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an 8 year hiatus. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) #

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, reflection is seen in the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her women's final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia, and being named world number 1, during day 13 of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 28. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) #

Josh Adams uses a reflection in a toaster to apply makeup during a rehearsal of Balm in Gilead in a warehouse space on in Brooklyn, New York. (Michael Nagle/)for The New York Times #

A reflection of a building in the windows of an empty shop bearing the picture of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in the village of Komoshtitsa, some 100 kms (60 miles) north of the capital Sofia, at the heart of Bulgaria's northwestern region. The bare fields, the empty roads, the ruined houses and the shuttered schools say it all. Welcome to Bulgaria's rural northwest, officially the poorest region in the European Union. In the 1970s and 1980s, the region saw massive industrialization, making goods solely for the communist-era Comecon market. But when the Iron Curtain fell 20 years ago, the factories closed. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images) #

The reflection of an Afghan widow is seen in a bowl of water as she makes bread at her bakery in the old section of Kabul on a cold winter day. With a population of some 29 million, 23 percent of the total Afghan population live in urban areas. Afghanistan is the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. (Qais Usyan/AFP/Getty Images) #

Egyptian protesters waving national flags are reflected in rain water in Cairo's Tahrir Square during a mass rally on Jan. 25 marking the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, while a debate raged over whether the rally was a celebration or a second push for change. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province outside a mud shelter for the displaced is reflected in the window as another girl looks out at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul on Feb. 6. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images) #

Visitors are reflected on an art installation at the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. The art festival held every year featuring a variety of arts, cultures and culinary delights from its inception in 1999, has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country and the world. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images) #

A shopkeeper, reflected in a mirror at a cafe, arranges his merchandise in Khan al-Khalil bazaar in the historic Cairo on Feb. 9. A year after Egypt overthrew Hosni Mubarak, the poor state of the once growing economy in the Arab world's most populous country poses a threat to the restive transition to democracy. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images) #

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reflected in his teleprompter as he greets supporters and gives autographs after a speech at the National Gypsum Companyon on Jan. 24 in Tampa, Fl. Romney's speech was billed as a "prebuttal" to tonight's State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #

The bustling scene on the red carpet is seen reflected in the sunglasses of actor Ple Nakorn Sirachai, of Thailand, as preparations continue for the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 26. (Amy Sancetta/Associated Press) #

A model is reflected on the floor as she presents a creation from Espaco Fashion collection during Fashion Rio Winter 2012 in Rio de Janeiro Jan. 12. Picture rotated 180 degrees. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters) #

A Chinese woman is seen through an advertisement of the iPhone 4S model smartphone reflected in a glass wall of an Apple Store as she and others wait outside to purchase the phones in Beijing on Jan. 13. An angry crowd shouted and threw eggs at Apple's Beijing flagship store after it failed to open on schedule Friday to sell the popular new iPhone 4S model. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

Romanian honor guard soldiers are reflected in a puddle during a religious service at the Hero's Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania on Dec. 21, 2011. Romanians commemorated 22 years since the toppling of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu during a popular uprising in Dec. of 1989, that ended a 25 year rule. Ceausescu was executed together with his wife Elena on Dec. 25, 1989. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution. (Vadim Ghirda/Associted Press) #

Lebanese men are reflected in a road mirror as they hang a giant poster of Iran's late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in the square in the southern Lebanese town of Jibsheet on Feb. 15 in preparation for the anniversary of the asassination of former Hezbollah military wing leader Imad Mughniyeh. (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images) #

Reflected on a glass, English Football Association Chairman David Bernstein talks to the media at Wembley Stadium in London after the resignation of England soccer manager Fabio Capello, on Feb. 9. The English Football Association has appointed Stuart Pearce as the interim coach of the England team following Fabio Capello's resignation. (Sang Tan/Associated Press) #

Reflected in tinted windows of an office building, a security guard (bottom right) watches as pedestrians and a cyclist pass a street corner in Beijing, China on Feb. 22. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #

Karla Zepeda (right) and Elisa Chavez sit inside the home of Elisa's mother in Zapopan, Mexico on Jan. 21. Both teenagers claim that they agreed to lend their babies for a 2 week photo shoot in exchange for $755 ($10,000 Mexican pesos) for an anti-abortion ad campaign but instead fell to a illegal adoption ring involving destitute young women trying to earn more for their children and childless Irish couples desperate to become parents. Zepeda and 7 other mothers have lost their children to protective custody and another mother has been jailed for investigation. The man reflected in the window is the unidentified boyfriend of Karla's mother. (Bruno Gonzalez/Associated Press) #

People are reflected in the sculpture 'Gestell mit 6 Scheiben' (Construction with 6 glass panes) during the press preview of the retrospective exhibition named 'Panorama' by German artist Gerhard Richter at the Neue Nationalgalarie museum in Berlin on Feb. 10. With the exhibition, the museum celebrates the 80th birthday of the artist on Feb. 9. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #

Sunita and her daughter Shwetha (5) are reflected in a mirror hanging on the wall of their house where Sunita's debt-ridden husband Hari Prasad consumed a fertilizer chemical to kill himself on Aug. 1, 2010, in Kadiri village about 160 kilometers (99 miles) north of Bangalore, India. A wave of suicides among the impoverished residents of India's Andhra Pradesh state was blamed on the relentless tactics of agents from microfinance companies, which give small loans intended to lift up the very poor. (Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press) #

Jewish worshippers are reflected in a puddle as they pray near the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, during an annual pilgrimage held in his memory in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, on the anniversary of his death Jan. 26. (Amir Cohen/Reuters) #

A man is reflected in a mirror as he enters a hotel in Kolkata, India, on Feb. 8. India's economy will probably expand 6.9 percent in the year ending in March, the government said on Feb. 7, less than the median estimate of 7 percent in a Bloomberg survey. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News) #

An Orthodox Jewish man is seen reflected as he walks to pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city on Jan. 29. (Sebastian Scheiner/Associated Press) #

A young man checks out his reflection in a passing #7 train, as it winds through Queens on Nov. 16. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times) #

Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta of United Kingdom is seen reflected on a window as he tests the new VJM05 car at the Silverstone circuit, central England on Feb. 3. (Darren Staples/Reuters) #

A man rests as the minarets of Haji Ali Mosque are reflected in his sunglasses in Mumbai on Feb. 24. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) #

Italy's Andreas Seppi is reflected in a mirror as he returns a ball to Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek during their first round Davis Cup tennis match in Ostrava on Feb. 10. (Petr Josek/ Reuters) #

A Porsche 911 is reflected in the wall of the company's museum in Stuttgart, Germany on Jan. 24. Volkswagen AG said the carmaker is "still in the process" of deciding on a plan to combine with Porsche SE's automotive business. (Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News) #

Cletus and Earline Cole's son, Steven Bearcrane, was shot to death in 2005. The Coles have sued the FBI for conducting a shoddy investigation. The Coles live on the Crow Indian Reservation near Billings, Montana. Precious Bearcrane is reflected in the window of her dad's truck which still sits in the Coles' yard. (Anne Sherwood/for The New York Times) #

A building is reflected in a glass dome of an underground station in Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain on Jan. 10. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press) #

A woman walking in the street is seen reflected in a Madrid, Spain shop window on Jan. 12. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press) #

Palm trees reflect onto the oil slicked surface of the tar pit at Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, on Nov. 23 in Los Angeles. Oily runoff from the La Brea Tar Pits has been fouling a Los Angeles creek and polluting the Pacific Ocean. The popular tourist spot and scientific treasure overflows during heavy rains, overwhelming devices that separate oil from water. Polluted runoff then flows through storm drains to Ballona Creek and the ocean. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Associated Press/The Los Angeles Times) #

A tree and fence is reflected through leaves floating on a pond on Feb. 2 at Sunset Park in Salina, Kansas. The Salina area has been experiencing above normal temperatures, but the weather should turn cooler for the weekend. (Tom Dorsey/Associated Press/Salina Journal) #

Audience members are reflected in the teleprompter as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers his pre-emptive rebuttal to US President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 24. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) #

People and the Washington Monument are reflected in the US Capitol reflecting pool hours before US President Barack Obama is set to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 24. Obama will pitch new initiatives on jobs, taxes and housing in an election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday as he seizes his biggest moment yet on the national stage to make a sweeping case for a second term. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) #

A Syrian flag is reflected on a man watching a rally through a window in the Druze village of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights, which stand at the heart of a long-standing conflict between Israel and Syria on Feb. 14. Hundreds of members of the Druze community took part in the rally on Tuesday, marking the 31st anniversary of Israel's annexation of the strategic plateau which it captured in the 1967 Middle East War. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) #

The Shwedagon Pagoda is reflected in a floor tile in Yangon, Myanmar on Dec. 21. The European Union offered a 150 million euro ($199 million) assistance package to Myanmar to support democratic reforms, it said in a statement on Feb. 9. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News) #

A boy with a painted face holds a mirror with other boys reflected in it during preparations before a parade as part of the Barranquilla Carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia on Feb. 18. (Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters) #


 
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