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Pic of the Day

November 15, 2009
Jakarta Fashion Week 2009/10 - Day 2
A model showcases designs on the runway by Harry Lam as part of APPMI Show 4 on day two of Jakarta Fashion Week 2009 at the Fashion Tent, Pacific Place on November 15, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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1,000 dominoes in Berlin

November 8, 2009
Preparation For Germany's Fall of the Berlin Wall Celebrations

 

Thousands of curious Berliners lined the centre of the German capital Saturday to admire over 1,000 giant polystyrene dominos set to topple Monday, marking 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down.

“It’s really very beautiful, it’s a terrific idea”, enthused 74-year-old Berlin resident Barbara Graff, taking photos of the 2.5 metre-high coloured dominos.

“November 9, 1989? Of course I remember! That night I went to the Ku’damm (the main shopping artery in West Berlin), and I distributed money to the people arriving en masse from the East.”

Jorg Schmidt, 45 years-old, admired “the diversity and expressive power” of the dominos, which were decorated by artists and cultural institutes, but also Berlin schoolchildren and teenagers.

“This proves that people reflected on what reunification represents,” said the civil servant who grew up in the East,”and that’s very good because today young people don’t know anything about all of this.”

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MTV Europe Music Awards

November 6, 2009
MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 - Show

Lil’kim, Jay-Z, Beyonce and many more showed up to this year’s installment of the MTV Europe Music Awards.Beyonce was the big winner,the global music icon walked away with three of the night’s biggest awards — Best Female,Best Song, (“Halo”) and Best Video, (“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”). She had been nominated for four EMAs, including Best Live Act. The win for Best Video repeats her win at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), held in New York last September 13. Beyonce used the occasion in Berlin to thank her husband, Jay-Z for “putting a ring on it.”

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