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Archive for November, 2009

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Larger-than-life balloons depicting comic book heros and cartoon characters took the sky at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, winding its way through the streets of New York City. (Nov. 26)
Larger-than-life balloons depicting comic book heros and cartoon characters took the sky at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, winding its way through the streets of New York City. (Nov. 26)

President Obama Pardons White House Turkey

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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“There are certain days that remind me of why I ran for this office. And then there are moments like this where I pardon a turkey and send it to Disneyland,” President Obama told a crowd of onlookers huddled under the White House portico on a drizzly November morning.
They were gathered to see him spare “Courage,” a plump white bird who gobbled for mercy on cue, from the dinner table.
Obama credited daughters Sasha and Malia, who accompanied him on this official duty, for the act of mercy. “I was planning to eat this sucker,” the president joked, as the crowd laughed appreciatively and Courage, raised in Goldsboro, N.C., craned his blue head around nervously.
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ABC’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

A quiz on American Presidents

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy assassinated

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.

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Kevin Rudd’s apology to the ‘Forgotten Australians”

Thursday, November 19th, 2009


Speaking to a crowd of 900 survivors of state care who had gathered in Canberra, Mr Rudd apologised for his country’s role in the migrations, which continued until the 1960s.

He also apologised to the 500,000 “Forgotten Australians” who were taken from their families and placed in care homes.
“We come together today to offer our nation’s apology. To say to you, the Forgotten Australians, and those who were sent to our shores as children without their consent, that we are sorry,” Mr Rudd said.

“Sorry that as children you were taken from your families and placed in institutions where so often you were abused. Sorry for the physical suffering, the emotional starvation and the cold absence of love, of tenderness, of care. Sorry for the tragedy the absolute tragedy of childhoods lost.”
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie design a line of snake jewelry.

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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With six kids, several homes, countless charities and successful movie careers, how did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie find time to design jewelry?
The A-list stars have designed a line of gold and silver jewelry — the Protector — with the prestigious jewelry company Asprey inspired by … snakes.

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The limited-edition collection be available at Asprey stores in London, New York, Beverly Hills, Tokyo and Dubai later this week.
Prices start at $525 for a silver baby spoon with a curving, serpent-shaped handle. Then they go up and up. Net proceeds from sales will go to Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, a kids’ charity co-founded by Jolie in 2006.

Statue of Liberty – New York

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Situated in New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty has become the proud symbol of the United States of America.The statue of the Goddess of Freedom carries the light of the spirit of enlightenment to the Free World.
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Poppy Day

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
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‘Commemoration of victims of war through silence and commemoration ceremonies; Big Ben’s bell tolls, adults and children alike stand still and pay respect, an airport concourse is quiet with travellers remaining still, a ferry slows, interview with a child whose ancestor died in the war, another child pays respect for the dead, British Legion, four veterans were able to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day, lone trumpet plays, inscriptions on wreaths remember the dead.’

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 Years Later

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009