Enter This Week's Caption Contest: The Qaddafi Compound Edition

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Aug. 25 2011 4:03 PM

This Picture Is Worth 20 Words: Qaddafi Compound Edition

Welcome back to Slate’s weekly caption contest. All we’re going to say is that this photo was taken today outside Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section.

Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

The winner: Upstater

Okay, now we've eaten their striker, what do we do with the ball?

The runner-up: Marid Audran

Unfortunately the squirrel monkey World Cup subplot had to be cut from Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The actual caption:

Bolivian squirrel monkeys gather around a toy football during a photocall at London Zoo in central London, on August 18, 2011. The zoo has a total of 22 squirrel monkeys, with an adult male named Bounty having fathered eleven offspring. Photograph by Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images.

Last Week's Special Fill-in-the-Blank Contest


The challenge:

_________________________,  said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama  ___________________________.

The winner: Jason R Ross

“I am Batman,” said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama his new pajamas.

Runner-up: Shelby G. Spires

“Now you can fly strike drones from your iPhone,” said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama his latest Afghanistan App.

Runner-up: Tina Barbaria Herman  

“You see, these babies are speaking their own strange language to each other," said Vice President Biden, as he showed President Obama a YouTube clip of the GOP debate.

The actual caption: Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama look at an app on an iPhone in the Outer Oval Office on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Photograph by Pete Souza/White House.

Heather Murphy is a former Slate photo editor and the creator of Behold, the Photo Blog. Follow her on Twitter.

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