Year in Pictures Out: While I commented that this image was a "hands down" choice for The Week in Pictures back in Sept., it was outvoted just shy of making it into the Year in Pictures. Still, I feel that the compositional balance and the serene, free-flowing atmosphere created by the woman's calm, yet imploring expression, the organic horizon and the texture of her hair genlty blowing in the wind and the soft cotton between her fingers takes this image to the level of the Year in Pictures. Do you think it should have made the cut? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22200921
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A farmer from Henan Province picks cotton in a cotton field on September 22, 2007 in Shihezi of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. About one million farmer workers from surrounding provinces travelled to Xinjiang to pick cotton.