LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Grosvenor Casinos launches 'Call Of The Wild' Christmas campaign with an inspired re-creation of an iconic image at Waterloo Station on December 7, 2016 in London, England. For more information please contact grosvenor@publicasity.co.uk (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Grosvenor Casinos) (Getty Images For Grosvenor Casin)

Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from a recreation of 'Dogs Playing Poker' in London to anniversary fireworks in Athens


Salon Staff
December 8, 2016 1:23AM (UTC)
Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.

 

Srinagar, India   Danish Ismail/Reuters
Men exercise amongst the trees on the outskirts of Srinagar

“trees”

When I first looked at this photo, it immediately brought to mind the unforgettable forest location of the Coen Brothers' "Miller's Crossing." And when I looked a bit closer and noticed the two characters in the distance, I was reminded of the nihilists of "The Big Lebowski."

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—Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director

 

London, England   Tim P. Whitby/Getty
Grosvenor Casino releases 'Call of the Wild', a Christmas marketing campaign recreating Coolidge's 1894 painting 'Dogs Playing Poker' at Waterloo Station

“wild”

If the Call of the Wild was about going back to the primitive, the struggle for mastery in the wilderness and the triumph of the individual over civilization, I couldn't think of a worst way of paying tribute to this classic than to put a bunch of rich people in animal masks playing poker. But what an awesome photo, right?

—Mireia Triguero Roura, editorial assistant

 

Athens, Greece   Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters
Fireworks explode next to riot police following the anniversary rally of a 2008 police shooting

“greece”

Fireworks erupted throughout Athens, Greece on Tuesday. There was no cause for celebration. It was the anniversary of a police shooting of a 15-year-old Greek student in 2008, which triggered a wave of protests across Europe at the time. Civil unrest can get nasty; but, aesthetically, it sure can be pleasing.

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—Taylor Link, editorial intern

 

London, England   Geoff Pugh/Getty
Prince Harry attends the 24th annual ICAP Charity Day in central London

“harry”

As Prince Harry participated in ICAP's 24th annual charity day at City brokers in London, he encountered a life-sized version of Cavity Sam from the Milton Bradley game "Operation." I'd like to imagine the scene went something like this...

"Ahem. 'Cease all motor functions. May you rest in a deep and dreamless slumber.' All right! Sleep mode activated. Now, let's remove the funny bone..."

Global revenues from trading during the charity day event benefit a number of worthy causes around the world.

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—Melanie McFarland, TV critic


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