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by Alanah McGinley on 06/17/11 at 04:25 PM ET
The couple whose passionate kiss was captured in a now-iconic photograph of the Vancouver hockey riots are an Australian and Canadian who have been dating for several months.
The photo shows Scott Jones and Alex Thomas in a fervent embrace on the street between a police line and another officer in full riot gear. Taken by Rich Lam for Getty Images, the picture has been splashed all over the Internet and in media outlets around the world.
Photo: Richard Lam
The circumstances are explained below (from ABC News):
But they now say the story is not what people thought. [...]
“The riot police ran on top of us,” said Jones in a telephone interview with ABC News. “They ran us over.
“We were knocked over, and I was just trying to calm her down, because as I’m sure you can imagine, she was somewhat distraught.”
Jones said he remembered kissing Thomas, and was completely surprised by the photograph.
Aside from hockey, I’m a big fan of photography, and freelance photographer Richard Lam certainly captured a remarkable shot amidst the chaos of Wednesday night.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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