Better earlier on the top

Time runs from left to right. Same with text. Sometimes time and text are in the way of each other. Then you rotate it. Have a look.

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Source: WSJ Europe, 2013–04–26, page 32.

Funny, what do you think? 2014 first, 2013 second. First later, then earlier. Twisted instead of turned.

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Source: WSJ Europe, 2013–04–26, page 32 (turned by me).

Funny, what do you think? I change the columns. And turn again.

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Source: WSJ Europe, 2013–04–26, page 32 (columns changed by me).

Better, what do you think? Time runs from left to right. And if not: from top to bottom.