Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A brief pause

In the span of a few days, we have seen the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the successful explosion of a small nuclear device in the mountains above the town of Kilju by the "starving, friendless, authoritarian nation" of North Korea , and now news that forces in southern Somalia pledging loyalty to a rather radical Islamist doctrine have declared a holy war against neighboring Ethiopia on Sunday, due to the latter country's cross-border meddling. This gives the overall impression of an altogether crappy week in the making, and its still only Tuesday. To keep readers' spirits up, here is something at least pleasant to look at, the float of the G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro samba school at this past year's Carnaval in Rio.

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