Saturday, May 20, 2006

Palestinian Drag Race to the Death 

Slow-moving opening moments of a "Winner-Takes-All" "Drag Race to the Death" between rival Palestinian security factions in Gaza yesterday. What began with seemingly innocent taunts of "this cesspool ain't big enough for the both of us" quickly escalated with insults to the quality of the other faction's wheels leading to a full blown drag-race with automatic weapons. The outcome of the race -- which lasted nearly two hours as both vehicles required suspension overhauls mid-race -- was hotly disputed and resulted in a fire-fight blood-bath between the competing teams. No word on when the much anticipated rematch is scheduled.

-- original photo and caption at Yahoo (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

(UPDATE: original-caption link fixed now -- thanks to the Juggler for pointing it out.)

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