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When 1000 Words Aren't Necessary

One of the more awkward tasks at work is having to choose photos for web content because the default <abbr title="Content Management System">CMS</abbr> template demands one. It is not always easy to depict information pictorially, especially when the visuals are confined to photography available in your media bank.
It's nice to know the media heavyweights face the same problem.
<img alt="BBC's irrelevant photo of Iran's nuclear programme" src="http://tribolum.com/images/posts/bbc-iran-nuclear.jpg" width="210" height="183" class="img-right" />BBC's article on "<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5346524.stm">US Iran report branded dishonest</a>" was about how the International Atomic Agency found the US' report on Iran's nuclear programme inaccurate. The photo shows a bunch of middle-eastern men dressed in scrubs looking over a silver platter, with the caption "Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes".
Looks more like glue sniffing to me, but who am I to say anything. There've been equally irrelevant photos put up on sites I've managed simply because a photo <strong>had</strong> to be there.

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