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Coffin Hotel in Tokyo

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Capsule hotels in Japan are popular with local businessmen who miss the last subway home at night, or are too drunk to make it home on their own. Gangsters, students use them, and low-budget travellers use them too. One night sleepover? Just pay around US$30. Tiny sleeping capsule with flat-screen televisions inside. This style of […]

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Putins plane

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Topics: celebrities, Moscow, paparazi, photo, President, richness, Russia, star, travel | 37 Comments »

African kings

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Several African countries have had monarchies in the context of the modern nation-state. JOSEPH LANGANFINBenin NYIMI KOK MABIINTSH IIIKing of KubaD.R. Congo IGWE KENNETH NNAJI ONYEMAEKE ORIZU IIIObi of NnewiNigeria EL HADJ MAMADOU KABIR USMANEmir of KatsinaNigeria SALOMON IGBINOGHODUAOba Erediauwa of BéninNigeria BOUBA ABDOULAYESultan of Rey-BoubaCameroun OBA JOSEPH ADEKOLA OGUNOYEOlowo of OwoNigeria HAPI IVKing of […]

Topics: paparazi, photo, richness, star, travel | 41 Comments »

Young Putins photos

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

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70 000 Russian Santa Clauses in Moscow

Monday, December 18th, 2006

About 70 000 of members of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi rallied in the Russian capital, Moscow, to wish World War II veterans a happy new year.Police and the security service were deployed although the atmosphere was relaxed, with many participants dressed as Dyet Moroz, the Russian Santa Claus.

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North Korea

Monday, December 18th, 2006

The human rights record of North Korea is extremely difficult to fully assess due to the secretive and closed nature of the country. The North Korean government makes it very difficult for foreigners to enter the country and strictly monitors their activities when they do. Even aid workers are subject to considerable scrutiny and excluded […]

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Decotora

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Dekotora or Decotora, an abbreviation for “Decoration Truck”, is a loudly decorated truck found often in Japan. Dekotora commonly have neon or ultraviolet lights, extravagant paints, and shiny stainless or golden exterior parts. These decorations can be found on both the cab and the trailer, and not only on the exterior but also in the […]

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Snowman photo research study

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

A snowman is a man-like figure constructed from balls of compacted snow. The image of a snowman is popularly connected with Christmas and is embedded in Western culture. Building a snowman is a popular winter recreation for children. There are countless styles of snowmen across different cultures, but all of them follow the same basic […]

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The Worst Highway in the world

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

The rank of the worst highway in the world belongs now to the Russian federal (!) road “Lena”.The Russian line “Lena” connecting Moscow and Yakutsk, proudly takes in a rating of the most dangerous roads in the world the first place.The “Lena” is not just in serious failure. This road appears practically washed away after […]

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