A man throws ducklings into a stove at a duck farm in Zhangzhou, south China’s Fujian province. The duck farm has had to kill more than 400 thousand new born little ducks every week after H7N9 bird flu affected the domestic poultry market. Chinese state media on April 15 urged people to keep eating chicken and help revive the poultry industry, which lost 1.6 billion USD (10 billion yuan) in the week after the H7N9 bird flu virus began infecting humans. (Photo by AFP Photo)
APRIL 2 Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen born on this day in 1805 (died 1875). 'Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg' (The Ugly Duckling).
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