Home internet access has briefly been bestowed upon me (since my move to D.C., I've been mostly without) so I am posting an image from a news story that two of my friends back in Cambridge sent me today -- both had independently been reminded of me by this series of photos on the BBC news website.
Nepal is celebrating the festival of Tihar, its equivalent of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. In Nepal, on the second day of the feast, special honour is bestowed on dogs.
As the photo series points out, although dogs are honored on this one day, the rest of the year street dogs don't have it so good.
Text, photos: Charles Haviland