"Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."
—Alan Stewart Paton (1903-88) South African writer, noted for novels Cry, the Beloved Country
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- Day in pictures: 24 October Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:35:35 GMT
- A selection of news photos from around the world