Photo of the Day 13 January 2008

Brass Band, Romania, 1983
Photograph by James Stanfield
A sousaphone player and his bandmates add a folksy note to a wedding celebration in Putna, Romania. Located on migration routes on the Balkan Peninsula, Romania has been shaped by waves of passing peoples including Tatars, Bulgarians, Ottomans, and Habsburgs, each of which left traces of their cultural traditions in the predominantly Eastern Orthodox country.