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Monthly Photos August 2019

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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This is a cover of menu at a restaurant in Ulaanbaatar. Something is written on the cover with beautiful calligraphy of Mongolian vertical script. If you know the Mongolian script, you can immediately find that the first line (left side) means "of food" in Mongolian. Then, how about the second line (right side)? It is difficult to read immediately because the word "tsese" (which means "menu" in Mongolian) is written upside-down in the second line. People in Mongolia usually write Mongolian in the Cyrillic alphabet, then I thought this was a "typo." BUT, my assumption was wrong. This is a good consideration for the guests who sit on opposite seats to recognize that this is a menu!

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Photograph by Yasuhiro YAMAKOSHI

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