My entry into this week’s photo challenge tells a split-second story of Pristina, Kosovo. Kosovo fought long and hard for the right to self-governance and independence. It’s status as a “newborn” nation is celebrated in the capital city’s most famous monument. However, it’s hard to see the monument clearly, much less photograph it, because today it serves as a popular place for corporations to set up marketing displays and contests (like the red car). While some locals are still clinging to political, cultural and social ideals (like the protestors with the white signs), Pristina today seems like any other commerce- and materialism-driven Western city.