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  • Cartier-Bresson dead at 95 - Entertainment - Veteran French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who has died at the age of 95, was universally hailed as one of the most influential image-makers of the last century. ... The "Decisive Moment," he said in an oft-quoted line, "is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organisation of forms which give that event its proper expression." The concept of the Decisive Moment is fundamental to photojournalism... it's surprisingly hard to pin down, but you know it when you see it.
  • 18 weeks: Williams down for the count - League - "Danny Williams was banned for 18 matches last night, the biggest suspension in NRL history, after the judiciary rejected evidence from four doctors that the Melbourne forward had been suffering post-traumatic amnesia when he king hit Mark O'Neill. That's an enormous ban, even for a king hit like that... Hopoate only got 12 weeks for his efforts.


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