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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 »
 
Cow Parade in Florence
The “Cow Parade” is a travelling, contemporary art exhibition. Its object is a herd of colourful and extravagant cows. Since 1998 they, the cows, have been travelling around the world. They have been created by the sculptor Pascal Knapp, with the double intention of both reviving the city centre of Zurich and of giving the proceeds of their sale by auction to charity. They started from the Swiss town...   see more »
 
Gay Parade in Holy Land
Freedom has always had very high prices: exile, infamy, torture… prices paid by those who really believed in what they were doing with unforeseen but greatly appreciated achievements. That way last week West Jerusalem held its gay parade with a total victory (virgins and booty). Four years ago Tel Aviv, with its incomparably more tolerant spirit, supported the event; the same year such a march wasn’t...   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 »
 
Mourning the Pope 1
Tens of thousand of mourners, young and old, from all over the world keep on gathering in St. Peter's Square to show their love for John Paul II . Many of them, in tears, leave their prayers, photos of Wojtyla, candles and flowers as a homage to the dead Pope. Yet so intense is the sense of loss, more votive offerings arrive with every moment, everyone wants to pay tribute to the charismatic pontiff....   see more »
 
Mourning the Pope 2
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, the...   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 »
 
Naples Rubbish Crisis
Tons of rubbish were set alight by residents in Naples frustrated by the dramatic situation afflicting the city since years and years. There was also a lack of firemen for the many fires all over the city. Officials have warned of a risk of toxic smoke. Local dumps are completely full; refuse collectors have nowhere to take the rubbish, piles of trash are spread along the streets since 15 days. Several...   see more »
 
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