yesterday was...

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A good day for:

Chen Zhaoguo, a Chinese calligrapher, who has completed a 10-year project to carve the bible onto a collection of 380 stones. The 1.5 million Chinese characters, each between 0.1 and 0.2mm in height, need magnifying 15-fold before they become legible.

A bad day for:

Birdwatchers, who travelled from all over Britain to a reservoir in Leicestershire to spot a rare migrating red-necked phalarope, only to see it suddenly eaten by a 4ft-long pike. "It was like a scene from Jaws," said one horrified birdwatcher.

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