I've never been able to determine a pattern, but some deviant at Reuters thinks it's funny to use a revolting photo for the default. While viewing an article published today, China trade with sanctions-struck North Korea up 10.5 percent in first half, I took the below two screen shots of Reuters. For just a moment, a different photo appeared, one with a blue sky, but then the revolting one appeared. This has been going on for months. It's probably some inside LGBT joke, but it's not acceptable for a major news organization.