Posted Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at 3:48 PM
Welcome back to Slate’s weekly caption contest. All we’re going to tell you about this photo is that it was taken today. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section.
The winner: Jeff G
The Chinese authorities have demanded that Siri be made available for questioning.
Runner-up: Julio de Souza
America has finally outsourced waiting in line.
Potential Winner Disqualified for Being Too Long: Upstater
(This is a reminder to keep the captions to less than 20 words.)
Responding to a misguided voice command, Siri closes an Apple store, sets up a police corridor, and causes a flash riot.
The actual caption:
Chinese police stand guard as they block off the area outside an Apple store in Beijing on January 13, 2012. Thousands of Chinese tech fans queued in freezing temperatures on January 13 as the new iPhone 4S went on sale, sparking violent scenes when staff at the Beijing Apple store refused to open its doors. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)