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Day: August 2, 2015

Kim Jong un is awarded global statesmanship prize by Indonesia
Asia, ENGLISH

Kim Jong un is awarded global statesmanship prize by Indonesia

    Kim Jong-un has been awarded a prize for global statesmanship. The North Korean dictator is to receive the award from the Bali-based Sukarno Centre. The news was announced by the daughter of Indonesia’s founding president, after whom the award is named. Rachmawati Soekarnoputri said: “We will give the award to President Kim Jong-un because he has been consistent in carrying out the ideals of the great leader, Kim Il Sung, which is to fight imperialism. “So this will be a sequel, where we give the award to Kim Jong-un for his persistence in fighting neo-colonialism.” Other previous recipients of the award have included Mahatma Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi. Earlier this month, it was reported that the North Korean dictator had ordered the execution of a man who runs a t...
Queen puts quadruple portrait photographer at ease
London

Queen puts quadruple portrait photographer at ease

    Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, with a technique that involves the use of mirrors to show each sitter from all four sides Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas has produced a striking quadruple portrait of the Queen - in one picture - and joked how the monarch put him at ease during the shoot. Using mirrors he was able to capture full-length images of the Queen from the front, back and sides, creating a picture reminiscent of Anthony van Dyck's famous triple portrait of Charles I. The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall have also posed for the photographer and all the images will be part of the exhibition The Queen's People, featuring photographs of members of the Royal Household and senior ceremonial figures in their tra...