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An Emotional Farewell to Pope John Paul The Great_2
Millions of people participated in the last goodbye to the Pope showing their love and gratitude to the pontif who has done so much for humanity. People from all over the world reached Rome in an outstanding pilgrimage, a great amount of flags and messages, an incredible amount of people. Many heads of state, more than two hundred delegations and religious leaders of all faiths came to the Vatican...   see more »
 
Auschwitz: lest we forget
In occasion of Memorial Day, a feature to remember one of the most tragic moments of the history. This year sees the 61th anniversary of one of the most tragic chapters in human history: the Holocaust. On April 27th 1940, Heinrich Himmler, the German Chief of Police and head of the SS, ordered the construction of the most notorious Nazi concentration camp near Oswiecim, Poland: Auschwitz. When finished,...   see more »
 
Cuba Forever
Cuba, the beautiful island stretched out in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the world’s second largest tourist destination, resounding to the beat of the rumba and perfumed with tobacco and rum, is where the revolutionary experiment took concrete form. The Utopian project of creating an egalitarian society according to Marxist-Leninist principles unfortunately remained an illusory hope, contradicted...   see more »
 
Gush Katif without return
The palms are tossing their heads in the wind on the white sands of the shore, a kind of whiteness no longer to be found on the shore strip of Israel; they create an illusion of tropical landscape. From a distance the view is enchanting, but only to those capable of successfully skipping over the sight of the dreadfully wretched huts situated on the sides of the road that leads from the Gaza settlement...   see more »
 
Istanbul
According to an ancient legend, the foundation of Istanbul dates back to 650 BC, when the Greek King Byzas decided to abandon his city Megera, searching for a new place, where he and his people could have began a new life. Byzas chose the spot after consulting an oracle of Delphi, who told him to settle across from the "land of the blind ones." Indeed, Byzas concluded, earlier settlers must have been...   see more »
 
Land of exile
The result of six years’ work, “Land of Exile” is dedicated to the Dalai Lama; to the life and work of the Tibetan population in exile; to the school for refugee children created by Jetsun Pema, sister of His Holiness; to the young exiled monks who have found a new home in the monasteries of Dharamsala; and to the pilgrims who come to celebrate the holiday of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This reportage...   see more »
 
Land of Exile (2°Part)
EXCLUSIVE... On February 22nd 1940, Tenzin Gyatso is awarded temporal and spiritual leader of Tibetans and becomes the fourteenth Dalai Lama. As a result of six years work, the report “ Land of Exile” is all dedicated to Dalai Lama. In occasion of his 70th birthday, thanks to an unforgettable reportage of 25 days, spent in Dharamsala (India), we succeeded in gathering information about the history,...   see more »
 
Lhasa by Night
Since 1995 the introduction of prostitution on a wide scale has occurred in Tibet. Lhasa is a large bordello with more than 2,000 brothels, and there are more than 10,000 prostitutes. In Shigatse, the second most important city in the region, with eighty thousand inhabitants, it seems that there are more brothels than churches. Sexual exploitation of women has added further to the increase in violence...   see more »
 
Mea Shearim Community
Cross a road and, as if by a spell, find yourself in the past, in central Europe in the 1800's. In Jerusalem this happens too. Mea Shearim (which in Jew means 'of the 100 doors') is a district populated by Orthordox Jews. Built up since 1875, the district is the second agglomerate to form itself outside the old town by followers of Rabbi Auerbach. They closed themselves in a volontary ghetto to live...   see more »
 
Mourning the Pope 3
Tens of thousands of mourners of all ages and from all nations continue to gather in St Peter's Square to express their admiration and affection for Pope John Paul II, who died on Saturday. Many have left flowers, photos, candles and handwritten prayers in the square as tributes, while others offer only tears. More votive offerings arrive with every passing minute. A charismatic figure in life,...   see more »
 
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