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Sun halo wows Ethiopia amid poll

A nice lesson on how a seasoned journalist make a fascintaing news story out of a dull and boring election.

A halo around the sun startled people in Ethiopia during Sunday’s local elections, with many seeing it as a miracle or a sign from God.

The ring of light caused by sunlight refracted by ice crystals hung in the sky for almost an hour before it finally faded and disappeared.

Some Ethiopians say it last appeared in 1991 before a military regime fell.

But the BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt in Addis Ababa says there is little chance it could augur change this time.

Read the rest here.

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  1. April 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Hi again Arefe,

    My little brother of 14 has actually managed to caputre the event on video. I’ve posted it on youtube under http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1jC1xmcl-k or http : // www. youtube .com /watch?v=U1jC1xmcl-k – without the spaces (which ever opens for you, I’m having some trouble with my wordpress account). Check it out when you get the time!

    Best wishes,
    The sistah

  2. Sara
    April 16, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    For me this shows how a quality news site comes up with a trashy newstory.

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