RIP Peter Ustinov.
This photograph was taken during Operation Mountain Resolve, a month-long operation launched in November 2003 to round up Afghan rebels in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar and Nuristan Provinces. The picture shows a CH-47 Chinook helicopter being lowered onto a roof to receive Afghans taken by the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
There’s an article in the New York Times about a Russian billionaire purchasing all of the Fabergï¿½eggs owned by the Forbes family. The entire collection were set to be auctioned, and the reported purchase price was $100 million.
It’s kind of nice thinking that the eggs will now head back home to Russia where they’re part of a cultural heritage, versus the collector’s pieces they merely are now.