flags or cherry blossoms

news from the water world:

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About two-thirds of the city of Jakarta, Indonesia is under water. Reports say the flooding is several metres deep in some places. -bbc news, day in pictures

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at the post office
waiting is the best we can do
and the only stamp choices
are flags or cherry blossoms flowering along the national mall

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purple cabbage under the knife
sliced thin to ribbons
while amy goodman reports: More than 100 people have reportedly been shot, stabbed or potentially burned to death during a massacre by government-aligned forces in the Syrian city of Homs. The attack in a poor area near the city’s edge killed 106 people, some of them children, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Many homes were set on fire, and some of the victims’ bodies appeared to have been burned. It was unclear whether the attackers were part of the Syrian army or members of a militia loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Widespread violence was reported Thursday across Syria, with continued bombings by government planes and clashes between troops and anti-government rebels.

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