German, Austrian political leaders call on EU for billions in refugee aid

German and Austrian political leaders have urged the EU to allocate billions in refugee aid to Syria’s neighbors to stem the exodus to Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s interior minister wants stricter EU asylum rules.

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25 Interesting Black-and-White Photographs of Barcelona from between the 1960s and 1970s

Colita, born Isabel Steva in Barcelona in 1940, is one of the most renowned names in contemporary Catalan photography. While she learned the trade of photography studying under Oriol Maspons, Julio Ubiña and Xavier Miserachs, she soon branched out into her own individualistic style.

From 1963 to 1975 she focused on creating a series of portraits of Flamenco dancers and singers. Since she is linked with the Catalan cultural movements of the era, she is considered the official photographer of Barcelona’s Gauche Divine, a movement of writers, photographers, models, architects, film directors, and many other professionals who began to stand out in that area in their respective fields. Her photographs display an inspiring frankness and humor.

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Barcelona, 1964

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Barcelona, 1965

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Barcelona, 1969

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Barcelona, 1978

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Maria del Mar Bonet, 1976

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Tourists Thwart Turtles from Nesting in Costa Rica – The New York Times

{IDIOTS} “I almost had a panic attack because it was so crowded,” said Ms. Bézy, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has been studying nesting behavior at Ostional Beach for five years. “It was basically a free-for-all.”

Source: Tourists Thwart Turtles from Nesting in Costa Rica – The New York Times