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Differences of Emphasis

In reporting the guilty verdict of Saddam Hussein, the New York Times and le Monde offer two photos. Each, of course, is from a different perspective, each emphasizes different aspects of the story. Consider:

Le Monde
What are we to make of this? I am sure we could say that the French are focusing on Hussein’s defiance even as he is sentenced to die, condemned; you might say that this is because the French by and large oppose the death penalty, even for despots. And the American Newspaper of Record is focusing on the ebullience in the streets caused by this; finally, it seems, a joyous moment in a war-torn country. Why the disconnect?
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