Surly belated birthday to the starver of peasants and "burninator" of his nation's Gross National Product, Robert Mugabe.
"May my political career fly as high as these balloons... And then pop."
Orig: Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe holds 83 ballons in front of relatives and friends at his official residence in Harare. Mugabe, Africa's oldest-serving leader, turned the screws on the opposition and soaked up the praise of loyalists on his 83rd birthday 21 February as shops ran out of bread.(AFP/Desmond Kwande)