A student runs past a painting of the comic strip character ...
Dec 5th, 2011
(Reuters) - A student runs past a painting of the comic strip character Tintin by Brussels-born author Georges Remi, better known as Herge, displayed in a shop at the Herge Museum in Louvain-La-Neuve December 1, 2011. Belgians have flocked to see "The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn", a new film by U.S. director Stephen Spielberg which brings to life the fictional exploits of a cartoon character who is a household name in Europe. Belgians, proud of a comic strip history which also includes the Smurfs, Gaston and Lucky Luke hope the movie inspires Americans to delve into the original Tintin books, and to discover more about Belgium. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Herge-Moulinsart 2011 (BELGIUM - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS -
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Hard-line Islamist students protested in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women's rights that they say is un-Islamic. It was the latest sign of a backlash against the legal protections passed in the 12 years since the toppling of the Taliban regime known for its harsh treatment of w... [Full Article]
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By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for some $37 million at Sotheby's contemporary art auction on Tuesday, a new record for a work by a living artist. The sale took in $293,587,000, at the low end of the pre-sale estimate of $284 million to $383 million, with 83 percent of the 64 lots... [Full Article]
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