BURMA: Peaceful Coexistence

In superstitious Burma, where heavenly portents are eagerly watched for, a visiting 67-man good-will cultural mission from Red China paid a call on the Rangoon Zoo. Anxious to impress the mission with the atmosphere of peaceful coexistence that pervades his particular domain, the zoo keeper thrust his arm into the cage of his gentlest lion. The lion promptly bit the intruding hand, and was driven off only by shots from the security police.


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