“Views Of The Hong Kong Sky, Framed By A Canopy Of Skyscrapers”
Burma punks. (TIME)
Once Upon a Time in Pyongyang
I want my son to be a soldier, he drinks too much and could do with the discipline,” said Acharaya Goonyatip. “If he’s sent to the south, I would make peace with that. We all have to die anyway.” Her son subsequently drew a red card. — Would-be Thai army recruits win, or lose, in draft lottery.
Angry Birds -
Organized gangs of local parrots in Pegu Division are leading sunflower farmers to despair. In Toungoo Township, farmers are arming themselves with catapults against the birds, which are attacking their crops and eating all the seeds. “These parrots have come in flocks since the previous month and we are always guarding our plantations with catapults,” one of the farmers told state media. It appears the pilfering parrots may have a coordinated plan of attack, sending out scouting parties. “Only one or two parrots come in the morning and afternoon. But they come in flocks in the evening,” he said.
A view of the Taj Mahal on the Jumna River, 1923.
Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic