During the Civil War, scholars have found that as many as, if not more than, 50 Chinese soldiers fought on both sides. This dapper fellow’s name is Joseph Pierce. At the time, many Chinese went by Anglicized names. Pierce fought on the Union side and was eventually promoted to Corporal.
A baby elephant wallows in the mud, but then found himself unable to stand up again. Heavy rain in the Masai Mara created the perfect mud hole, and the youngster wasted no time in going for a roll. However, when he tried to get to his feet again, he was simply unable to stand and kept slipping over. The moment was captured on camera by professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, who had been following the herd. Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features