Saudi Arabia Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, left, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, take part in a news conference in the Treaty Room at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2006. Saudi Arabia has unsuccessfully argued to the Bush administration that shutting off aid to the Palestinian government and isolating its new Hamas leaders will radicalize a destitute population and set back the cause of peace with Israel. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Reuters' Yuri Gripas advances to Round Two of this week's superexciting wire service snapper smackdown. On Tuesday, current champ Gripas mopped up the floor with AP's Heesoon Yim, and in today's mashup, the Associated Press has a new exotically-named challenger. But, ohhh, right off the bat, Ceneta fumbles when he can't decide whether to show the flag on the right, as seen above, or the one on the left:
What an unfortunate fumble! Now Gripas is up, smirking at this inexperienced upstart as if responding, Flags? Who cares about the flags! Check out the chandelier:
Sometimes a constest is over before it even begins. And in a final mocking of his utterly humiliated foe, Grivas looks over his shoulder and tosses off one of those fantastic Condicloseups that we all just live for:
Who will challenge Reuters' golden boy for the Condirazzi Crown next? Does AP have another contender with an unusual name up its sleeve? Will AFP dare to send a challenger Yuri's way? Stay tuned!