November 10th, 2002

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[SRC PHOTO] kashmiri muslimsits in front of firepots

© Altaf Hussain/Reuters

Kashmiri Muslim sits in front of a heap of Kangris (firepots) at a shop, in Chrar-e-sharief, Kashmir. With the onset of autumn, Kashmiri people start stocking up on the traditional firepots made of clay and twigs in which hot charcoal is kept, and then held in large, and loose clothing to keep themselves warm during harsh winters.

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[SRC PHOTO] kashmiri muslim woman holds stigmas of saffron flowers

© Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

An elderly Kashmiri Muslim woman holds stigmas of saffron flowers, in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Saffron has been grown in Kashmir since the Mughal period, which began in the 16th century. In highly drained clay-loam soil, the saffron crop is sown on an estimated 17,000 hectares of land in Kashmir in the months of May and June and the flower is harvested at the onset of autumn. It takes some 170,000 flowers to get 1 kg of saffron, a precious spice.

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[SRC PHOTO] elderly afghan walks with his donkey

© Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

An elderly Afghan walks with his donkey past trees bursting with autumn colours, in the mountain village of Paghman, northwest of the capital Kabul. The village sits at an altitude of 8,000 feet on the eastern slope of the Paghman plain. Temperatures reach below freezing across Afghanistan in the month of November.

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[SRC PHOTO] chinese riot police

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Chinese riot police, wearing newly designed uniforms, take part in an exercise in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China

в приниципе, они могут с миллиард народу одеть в такой вот "новый дизайн"...

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[SRC PHOTO] china: oriental pearl tower in shanghai

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Pedestrians walk past the Oriental Pearl Tower, one of the famous landmarks in Shanghai. Shanghai, the birthplace of Communist Party of China in 1921, is now the country's financial capital. The Chinese Communist Party will hold its 16th congress on November 8 to choose a new generation of leaders to replace President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji who were both promoted from Shanghai.

такой китайский питер...

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[SRC PHOTO] dalai lama in mongolian national university

© Iraj Halasz/Reuters

The Dalai Lama puts on the hat of an honorary doctor of the Mongolian National University during a ceremony at which he received the honorary doctorate degree of the university in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

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    слово бакалавру естественных наук...
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[SRC PHOTO] matrix paintball complex in tehran

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A paintball player sneaks up on his opponent during the inauguration of Matrix, Iran's first indoor paintball field, at the Enghelab sports complex in Tehran. At a cost of $500,000, Matrix is Iran's first and the world's biggest single indoor paintball field.

самый большой крытый зал для пэйнтбола в мире... в тегеране... матрицей назвали...

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[SRC PHOTO] gore vidal on invasion to afghanistan and oil

Controversial U.S. author Gore Vidal said November 5, 2002 that President George W. Bush organized last year's invasion of Afghanistan to gain control of nearby oil and natural gas resources rather than to fight terror. "We conquered Afghanistan in order to put in a pipeline...We captured Afghanistan because that is the gateway to Caspian Sea oil." said Vidal in a telephone interview from Rome.

америку открыл, да...

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© Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

John Lieberman poses with thousands of America Online promotional compact disks at his home in El Cerrito, California. Lieberman and Jim McKenna are asking anyone and everyone to send their unwanted CDs to them and once they get a million they're driving them to AOL headquarters in Virginia and asking them to politely stop. Armed with their Web site, the two have collected over 80,000 of the disks, which offer trial subscriptions to AOL's services.

а вот вы куда сd деваете? просто выбрасываете? или непросто?