Some time ago I blogged on The Number, which is an all encompassing South African prison gang and mythology, that is striking in its poetry and brutality.
Below are a selection of images that The Guardian newspaper ran, of various members of The Number for you to take in. There is something to be said for the hollowness in the eyes of many of these men and the unbelievable evil that have seen and been part of.
Speaking of unbelievable evil, glad to see that most of the world has signed a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs, one of humankind's worst ideas for killing innocent citizens long after a war has been over and maiming millions of others. Cluster bombs really are a terrible bloody idea.
And I say most because, as you'd expect, the United States, China and Russia (amongst others) have refused to do so.
Perhaps with Obama in charge the US will start to keep better company?
I hope so...