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Castle of Chantilly under snow


An unseasonal cold snap has surprised French authorities, which were scrambling to clear roads and pavements. On Thursday evening, 32 French departments in northern and central France were on orange alert, which means dangerous weather conditions are expected and drivers should be very careful.

The freezing weather has claimed 28 lives across central Europe this week, including 18 deaths, mostly of homeless men, since Tuesday in Poland, where temperatures plunged to minus 33 degrees Celsius.

Hereafter some pictures that I just took this afternoon showing the CASTLE OF CHANTILLY under snow.

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Rio violence escalating, 23 dead


At least 23 people have been killed and 153 arrested in four days of clashes as Brazilian security forces crack down on drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro’s violent slums.

Heavily-armed men continued to stop cars and buses, rob passengers and set vehicles on fire, police said.

Military police said 15 suspected gang members died in shootouts with officers on Thursday.

Since the weekend, at least 23 people have died in clashes and two policemen have been wounded.

Gang-related violence has plagued Rio for decades, but is mostly centered on the city’s slums, known as favelas. But now it’s spilling onto the wealthier parts of town as drug traffickers are fighting back against police operations aimed at pacifying the slums.

“This is a desperate attempt to weaken our security efforts,” said Sergio Cabral, governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

“What they want is to create panic, for society to retreat, but we will not retreat.”

The escalating violence casts more doubt on the ability of Rio authorities to get a grip on security ahead of its hosting of two of the planet’s largest sporting events, the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics two years later.

“There are groups of criminals who have been installed here for 20, 30 years, and they might not want to give up,” said Rio state public safety director Jose Beltrame.

“But we’re not giving up either. If they keep this up, we will redouble our efforts. Anyone who gets in our path will be run over.”

The police have been heavily reinforced by the Brazilian government as more than 1,000 officers were removed from desk jobs to join the operations and 300 extra motorcycle police were on patrol making up a total of 17,500 officers to fight drug gangs.

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Visiting Dubai : best pictures that I took during my last stay there


During my last stay in Dubai, I took more than 400 pictures (mainly landscapes).

Between them : Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeira, Ski Dubai and Atlantis.

 I’ve just finished to sort them and I selected some to present you.

Enjoy (by mouse-over clicking this text or the picture bellow) !

Visiting Dubai : best websites


BURJ KHALIFA TOWER

For those who want visiting Dubai (United Arab Emirates), I gathered some of  the best websites that I found over the internet:

French strikes hit airlines, trucking, gas pumps


How are the foreign journalist  showing the “civil war”  in France ?

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It is very interesting !

Enjoy !


Tribute to Tony Curtis


THE PERSUADERS (Or “Amicalement Vôtre” here in France) was a cult television serie that marked my youth saturday afternoons..in the 70’s !

Starring : TONY CURTIS and ROGER MOORE

Please enjoy the opening credits of this TV serie !

Hmmmm…Delicious Flags


Australia

 Brazil

 China

France

Greece

India

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

Korea

Lebanon

Spain

Switzerland

Vietnam

 

Deep sea subs will likely find missing Air France 447 black boxes


 

 
Fifteen months after an Air France jumbo jet inexplicably dropped out of the sky over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board…….

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Deep+subs+will+likely+find+missing+France+Expert/3446888/story.html#ixzz0zrtYRPW4

New Pictures : D’Jerba (Tunisia) – August 2010


 

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I’m Michel A., a french man from Antony (South Paris), France

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