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Russian artist unveils Putin ‘superhero’ paintings in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues. Russian artist and former mayor of Arkhangelsk Alexander Donskoy picks up …

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‘Mr and Ms Valentine’: Afghanistan celebrates with roses and fashion

KABUL (Reuters) – After a busy afternoon walking the catwalk in a luxury hotel in Kabul on Friday, Salma Hussaini was named Afghanistan’s first “Ms Valentine”. An Afghan model gets ready at the backstage, before the fashion show, as they celebrate Valentine’s Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Omar …

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What if You Could Live in All Your Parallel Universes at Once?

“I liked the neatness of those times,” says Prof. Garrett Adams, the ruminative protagonist of Laurel Brett’s clever debut novel, “The Schrödinger Girl.” Those times are the 1950s, a decade Garrett admits had its problems, but he nonetheless longs for the containment of its routines, its boundaries. Unlike the confusing …

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