National Geographic : 1983 May
Showing the flag in its allegianceto socialism, Addis Ababa (above) decoratesfor May Day, international socialistworkers' day. On a banner overlooking a service stationand Revolution Square beyond, a hammer wielding worker preparesto smite an octopus wearing an Uncle Sam hat labeled "Imperialism"in Amharic. Pursuinga less didactic craft, Zerihun Yetimgeta (left), a teacheratAddis Ababa FineArts School, modernizes traditionalEthiopianreligiousmotifs. Students cram forfinal exams at the former Haile Selassie University (right), renamed the University of Addis Ababa.