“One of my first memories of the wood was on a family walk. At one point while playing with my sister I decided to run ahead. I came into a clearing and then quickly slowed down and stopped as I approached an entrance. Despite the daylight it was dark at the edge of the clearing where the path continued into the wood. Fear gripped me for a moment with a vivid thought. Then we all continued in .”
There’s a jungle inside Vietnam’s mammoth cavern. A skyscraper could fit too. Hang Son Doong, or “mountain river cave,” is in a remote part of central Vietnam. Hidden in rugged Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park near the border with Laos, the cave is part of a network of 150 or so caves, many still not surveyed, in the Annamite Mountains. You can read the full story of the cave explorers expedition here.
In this photograph taken on April 17, 2013, fifteen month old Roona Begum is tended to by doctors and family at a local hospital in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. Doctors have successfully carried out life-saving surgery on an Indian baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to swell to nearly double its size, a neurosurgeon told AFP on May 15, 2013. “The surgery went perfectly, much better than expected,” Sandeep Vaishya said after the procedure on 15-month-old Roona Begum, speaking to an AFP reporter inside the operating theatre at a hospital in New Delhi.