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Nubian Crocodile Hunters

Our man in Nubia?

John Wreford Photographer

Nubian Crocodile Hunters

My life has not followed much of a pattern these last few years it has to be said, the odd and surreal have become almost real and normal, but here I am in a field on the Nubian Island known as Elephantine, adrift in the Nile of Northern Nubia, I am digging for worms, one thing does seem to lead to another, all I said to Hamdy was, what do you feed it, I was of course referring to the small crocodile I was now holding at arm’s length, Hamdy eyed me with suspicion, fish, obviously, I was only making conversation, in fact it’s about time we fed him, now the crocodile eyed me suspiciously, first we need fish food, yalla he beckoned heading into the furrowed field, I returned the croc to his cramped home and followed Hamdy, after successfully extracting dozen or so fat looking worms we set…

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Pictures of the Week: October 11, 2013

From The Denver Post

APTOPIX Pakistan Malala

Pakistani school children chant prayers during a special class to recognize the anniversary of Malala’s shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousufzai’s demand for education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home from Britain to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala’s fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

Viktor Kovats

n this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 photo, Hungarian wingsuit flier Viktor Kovats jumps off a mountain at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie in south China’s Hunan province. Kovats died during this fatal jump into a gorge. His body was recovered Wednesday from the steep, forested valley floor at the park, state broadcaster CCTV said. The reports said the highly experienced Kovats apparently died from a head injury after crashing into a cliff-side. His 700-meter (2,290-foot) jump Tuesday afternoon was part of preparations for the Second World Wingsuit Championship being held in the park from Oct. 11 to 13. (AP Photo) #


An Afghan health worker (2R) administers a polio vaccination to a child on the first day of a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province on October 6, 2013. A new three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio began supported by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health country wide, officials said. AFP PHOTO


TOPSHOTS A Sri Lankan soldier stands at attention as rain falls during the army’s 64th anniversary and Army Day ceremony in Colombo on October 10, 2013. Nearly 30,000 government troops were injured and 6,200 killed during the last three years of Sri Lanka’s 37-year war with the separatist Tamil Tigers that ended May 2009. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI


Opposition fighters open fire taking cover from behind a car during fightings in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 9, 2013. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce fighting in Damascus province between rebels and troops backed by pro-regime militias and fighters from Lebanon’s Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO KARAM AL-MASRI

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