This photo was taken in the 1980s by Edgar Jimenez, aka El Chino, the official photographer of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. In the image, a groundskeeper at Escobar’s 4,500-acre Hacienda Nápoles offers a cigarette to an ostrich, one of many animals in the cartel leader’s cocaína-financed menagerie.
From The Atlantic:
“Soldiers of the Chinese communist Eighth Route Army on the drill field at Yanan, capital of a huge area in North China which is governed by the Chinese Communist Party, seen on March 26, 1946. These soldiers are members of the “Night Tiger” battalion. The Chinese Communist Party (CPC) had waged war against the ruling Kuomintang (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party) since 1927, vying for control of China. Japanese invasions during World War II forced the two sides to put most of their struggles aside to fight a common foreign foe — though they did still fight each other from time to time. After World War II ended, and the Soviet Union pulled out of Manchuria, full scale civil war erupted in China in June of 1946. The KMT eventually was defeated, with millions retreating to Taiwan, as CPC leader Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic of China in 1949.”