Picture News April 18, 2019

Seoul, South Korea, April 18 – Yellow ribbons tied to a breakwater at the southwestern port of Paengmok wave in the wind, a symbol that commemorates those who died in a deadly ferry sinking in 2014. The southwestern port of Paengmok, a pilgrimage site for those who commemorate the victims of the 2014 sinking of the ferry Sewol. Photo courtesy of Yonhap
Wellington, New Zealand, April 18 – Kakapos – the world’s fattest species of parrot – have had their most successful breeding season on record, according to New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC). The flightless, nocturnal parrots were once one of the country’s most common birds, but only 147 adults are left. This year, 76 chicks have been hatched under the DOC’s conservation scheme, with 60 expected to reach adulthood. Photo courtesy of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC).
Panghsang, Myanmar, April 18 – UWSA soldiers march in formation during a parade held to mark the 30th anniversary of Wa State in Panghsang, also called Pang Kham of autonomous Wa region, north-eastern Myanmar, 17 April 2019. Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic-minority insurgents on Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of its founding with a military parade that for the first time saw the attendance of international observers, as the group seeks to shake off its reputation of being one of the world’s biggest narco-armies. Photo courtesy of Mizzima