1) World in Pictures – Thursday, Feb 10

Qasim, a laborer, smiles as a camel nuzzles him near sacks of grain in a wholesale market in Karachi, Pakistan. (Christian Science Monitor)

Worshipers gather around candles stuck to jars with honey during a religious mass in the church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin in the city of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. The day of Saint Haralampi, the Orthodox patron saint of bee-keepers, is celebrated every February 10. (Guardian)

These five children go to school during the day and work at night and on weekends in a fabric workshop. Three are local children, and two are from Hunan and Guizhou. They get 0.3 yen each for every 100 bra straps that they attach to a machine accessory, which will be used in the next step of the bra assembly process. In one day they can earn 20 to 30 yen each (Guardian)

Katie Ward (front) and her brother Daniel Rogers slide down a hill on an inner tube near their home in Hot Springs, Ark. (Christian Science Monitor)

2) The Road From Prison to Rehabilitation

If we want to stop the revolving door that prison too often becomes, a very expensive revolving door, we need to provide more support for programs, with a proven record of success, that turn criminals into productive citizens.

Even in the best of times it is hard to find public support for programs designed to help ex-cons. Most of these programs get there support from private contributions. A program with that record of success is the Delancey Street Foundation, which began in San Francisco, and now has expanded to Los Angeles, and four other states besides California.

Part One

Part Two

A link to the Delancy Street Foundation http://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org/