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Golf in Dubai

Been here shooting for a week now, and it’s gone pretty well. At the risk of going off-topic for a blog that’s supposed to be about professional photography I wanted to whinge about something and get it off my chest.

I’ve been able to get online roughly every day or so, but it wasn’t until about the 3rd or 4th day that I checked Flickr to see if anyone had been leaving comments or suchlike. Instead of the familiar front page, I got a big “site blocked” sign, and this message in Arabic and English:

“We apologize the site you are attempting to visit has been blocked due to its content being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates.

If you think this site should not be blocked, please visit the Feedback Form available on our website. ”

Which is nice.

Can’t quite work out which religious, cultural, political and moral values would be inconsistent with Flickr, any ideas would be appreciated.

It’s funny, I didn’t like it much here anyway – and that might just be the nail in the coffin.

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