A Dinka boy from South Sudan lavishes endless care and affection on his animals which he considers part of the family. He is named after his favored ox, his Namesake Ox, in the hope he will mature with the same strength and beauty. He believes that he and his Namesake Ox are one. In the future this animal will accompany him everywhere, even when he is courting young girls.
Gravenstenen Bridge, which spans the river Spaarne in Haarlem, North Holland, is a famous lift-bridge. The original bridge would have been about 700 years old, but this all-steel version replaced it in 1950. (23 Sep 2015)