Friday, June 08, 2012
5 iReports that made us say 'Wow'

Tears, cheers and a transit to remember: Check out the best of iReport this week!


'I just kept thinking about the people'


Photographer Femi Green-Adebo lives a few blocks from the Nigerian plane crash that killed 153 people on board and at least 10 on the ground. “It was so hot, we couldn't get close because of the fire,” he said. “I just kept thinking about the people, if there was anyone in there.”


From excitement to defeat


Wisconsin’s unions began Tuesday evening with hope and energy about the promise of a governor recall. They ended the night “sullen, quiet and deflated,” said iReporter Jim Jorstad, who spent more than a year covering the recall movement in pictures.


A celestial connection


“It is unbelievable how everyone across the world can be looking at the same thing at the same time,” Katie Sykes thought, as she watched Venus pass in front of the setting sun from a rooftop in Wichita, Kansas. She snapped this photo as countless of sky-watchers across the globe did the same.


Straight Mormons draw tears, cheers


Hundreds of straight Mormons marched in the annual Salt Lake City, Utah, gay pride parade to show their love for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Photographer Katrina Anderson brought her five children with her and said, “Just because you’re Mormon doesn’t mean you hate gays.”


Syrian-American boy rallies for dying


Basil Harris Chaballout, a Syrian-American boy (second from right in the photo) from Homs, felt heartbroken about the violence there and wanted his classmates to understand the situation. "Not NEARLY ENOUGH people in the U.S. know anything about what is going on," he wrote in an email to CNN iReport. "To see children with open wounds, people on the street with split open heads, and families upon families crying and suffering just makes me want to cry when I think about it."


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June 8, 2012
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Don´t forget Europe - Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Berlin - DOC-797575

June 8, 2012
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You forgot to mention my etch-a-sketch work.

June 9, 2012
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Always great things coming from the iReport community.  Thanks for the views, Daphne.

June 11, 2012
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Nice News :)

June 11, 2012

I said Oh Wow myself with all of these


Much Metta


June 21, 2012
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Great images

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