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April 2013
the foreign Service journal
local lens
By Jed Mel ine
Bhaktapur , Nepal
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n Bhaktapur, perched on the edge
of the Kathmandu Valley, nestled
among centuries-old palaces and
temples, some dating back to the
1400s, pottery-making continues
mostly unchanged. Tis village elder
in Potters’ Square is overseeing the
sun-drying of pots before they go into
open-air kilns.
Bhaktapur is one of seven UNESCO
World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu
Valley, renowned for its stunning,
ancient Hindu and Buddhist architec-
Jed Meline is a 14-year veteran with the
USAID Foreign Service currently serving
in the Democracy, Confict and Humani-
tarian Assistance Bureau in Washington.
His previous posting was as deputy mis-
sion director in Nepal. He is a member
of the Foreign Service Journal Editorial
Board. He took this photo with a Canon
EOS T2i with a 75-300 zoom lens.