What America Looks Like: Airport Security
The United States as seen by its residents
In line at airport security, a young boy puts his shoes in a bin to go through the x-ray machine in what is either a precaution against or a victory for terrorism, depending upon your perspective.
It seems even more absurd from this angle.
And most absurd from this angle.
Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio. Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi. New York, New York. The border between Arizona and Nevada. Detroit, Michigan. Key West, Florida. Portland, Oregon. Boston, Massachusetts. Austin, Texas. Nashville, Tennessee. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Seattle, Washington. Portland, Maine.
Yokena, Mississippi. Smyrna, Georgia. Vicksburg, Mississippi. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hoboken, New Jersey. Los Angeles, California. Kittery, Maine. Hamden, Connecticut. Westwood, New Jersey. Weehawken, New Jersey. Reno, Nevada. Luna, New Mexico. Athens County, Ohio, living on a bus. On the Ohio River, addicted to pills. At Ohio University, Chinese exchange students. Inner City Oakland, California, on a bicycle. Variations on the swimming pool. Yellowstone National Park. Independence, Iowa. Different sides of the barber shop. West Liberty, Iowa. The American flag and its uses. The 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. The Balboa Peninsula. Boston, Massachusetts. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Synchronized swimming while old. In Manassas, Virginia, a Civil War reenactment. Ground Zero, a decade later.
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