Contest Directions:Create images of something that happened in the news during March 19 - 25, 2012. The submission span for this weekly "News in pictures" contest are open for the whole 7 days - Monday through Sunday, followed by a day for voting (next Monday).
Now you can chop and submit news as soon as it happens, without waiting for a weekend.
News in Pictures contest now has double jackpots: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $6, 3rd place: $4, 4th place: $2.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link:
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title.
On Friday, President Obama identified the Japanese crime gang Yakuza as a significant Transnational Criminal Organization as defined in his Executive Order 13581 (Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations) of July 24, 2011. and charged the Treasury Department with pursuing additional sanctions against their members and supporters, according to a Treasury Department report.
Story: This is me and one of my best friends. We were out fishing many years ago and a ball of herring swam under the boat but through the water in a split second I thought it was a baby Orca and yelled out "It's a baby Orca" and that's been a standing joke between the two of us for nearly 20 years so I did this for him. The background is his parents house and dock and the K on my shirt stands for the island's name Ketron. I took the photo of him with the salmon when we went fishing 2 years ago. The lure stuck in his ear is one that I made and we always use it and in fact caught the salmon he is holding in the source.