Thursday, August 20, 2009
Donkeys Enable Voting In Afghanistan's Remote Areas
NPR reports Donkeys Enable Voting In Afghanistan's Remote Areas "Donkeys are playing a key role in helping Afghanistan stage its presidential election. In rural areas — where roads are almost impassable — 800 of these sturdy creatures delivered polling booths and ballot boxes. The donkeys traveled rickety bridges and steep mountain trails; in some cases, helicopters dropped off the materials in the most remote regions."