This is a photo of me, Allyson, and our friend Adair outside the March 26th Stadium here in Bamako. March 26th – this coming Monday – is a big day in Mali. It’s Democracy Day, a holiday that commemorates the popular uprising that brought down dictator Moussa Traoré on March 26, 1991. Incidentally, the Malian national soccer team will play a big game against Benin at the stadium Sunday night. We can’t go, though, because the embassy believes there will be violence “before, during, and after the game.” Guess we’ll just have to stay home and watch House instead.