Face of the Day


A transvestite smokes as she waits to catch a train at a station in Jakarta, 15 May 2007. Some three million transvestites roam around the capital of Jakarta where only five percent of them have jobs in formal sectors as the major part earn their livelihood by entertaining people in the streets. By Adek Berry/AFP/Getty.

Update: I take the photo descriptions for the Face of the Day from the captions attached to them from Getty Images. As a few readers have gamely pointed out, it seems unlikely that Jakarta has three million trannies "roaming" Jakarta. That would be one of three Jakartans (?). Or maybe it's just that kind of place.