The Foreign Service Journal, April 2024

74 APRIL 2024 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY ANDREA NAGY n KATHMANDU, NEPAL WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Abird of prey soars above dense rows of colorful buildings in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. is view is from Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the “Monkey Temple” because of the troops of animals that have inhabited it for generations. Set atop a hill west of Kathmandu city (see inset), the ancient complex is an important religious site for Buddhists and Hindus alike. n Andrea Nagy joined the Foreign Service in 2016 and has completed tours in Chengdu, Brasilia, and Erbil. She is a management-coned FSO currently serving as a consular o cer in Istanbul. She took this photo in April 2017 with her Nikon D5200. Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/event as well as your name, brief biodata, and the type of camera used. Send to