Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Open thread - Tuesday

Our thoughts turn to our friends Down Under yet again, this time in New Zealand. Australia has escaped the worst in terms of human losses when they faced the ravages of the weather, but the events there were horrifying enough. Christchurch and other communities weren't so lucky when a natural disaster hit them yesterday. There are a number of dead and missing people under the rubble.

I chose photos of a buiding because the pictures of human suffering are too distressing. I don't know what else to say.

The BBC has a number of videos with accounts from witnesses of the earthquake.