Photo of the Day 21 June 2008

Man and Hieroglyphs, Al Kurru, Sudan, 2003
Photograph by Randy Olson
A Sudanese man illuminates hieroglyphs in an ancient tomb in Al Kurru. Sudan is strewn with the ruins of Nubian kings, who once ruled all of Egypt. Today, Sudan's government struggles to control its own country, paralyzed by decades of civil, ethnic, and religious conflict.