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Olympic Park 9 years later

SYDNEY - Chicago might have lost the 2016 Olympic bid, but at least its citizens won’t have an Olympic financial fiasco.

Berlusconi promises stocked homes to disaster victims

MILAN - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent his 73rd birthday, Sept. 29, giving gifts to the people of Abruzzo, where thousands were affected by April’s earthquake in the region. 

My foreign footballer friends

SEOUL, South Korea - Sergi kicks the ball in my direction. I trap it and make a quick pass to Ho-jun, who passes it to Lukas, who then kicks it to Giacomo, who dribbles it down the field and promptly passes it to Mathieu, who, with some fancy footwork, dances around the defenders and shoots.

Dictator Pinochet’s legacy

SANTIAGO, Chile – The history of Chile comes to light in the month of September. The month has great significance to the people of Chile.

Olives in the streets

Two weeks ago, Marta Ortega of Asaja Sevilla sent an e-mail to more than 40 of her top employees calling for a day of protest and purpose.

Chicago 2016 Olympics bid eliminated

CHICAGO — Thousands of people are standing in stunned silence in downtown Chicago after watching the International Olympic Committee choose someone else for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Americans, the dumb cowboys

“Oh, you are from America – everything’s bigger in America,” is how I am often greeted by my European classmates. This generally leads into a fairly interesting discussion of the stereotypes we carry about our respective countries.

A woman in traditional clothing enjoys the festivities at the Dussehra party Sept. 26 in Hyderabad, India. The 10-day festival celebrates the triump of good over evil with large-scale public burnings of demon Ravana effigies.

Dancing for Durga, playing with fire

Last Friday, my yoga class came to an abrupt halt as my teacher entered with a picture of the goddess Durga, lit some incense, broke a coconut, threw some flowers and said a prayer.

A Quechuan woman sits with alpaca as she waits for tourists to take her photo for money.

‘Photo? One sole’

Every picture will cost you, but the cultural peacocks are difficult for any tourist to resist.



Dusty red blanket

It was 7 a.m. last Wednesday when my roommate and I were finally able to get into our apartment after being locked out the night before. As we left our friend’s house to walk home, we were greeted by a dazzling red-orange sky.

Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 24 in Milan, Italy, with "Milano Moda Donna." Italian designer Anna Molinari showed her new spring and summer line for Blugirl by Blumarine.

Pucci, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce

It’s Milan’s fashion week. And to describe it in the only word capable of describing such a week, it is fierce.

Oxford’s Funny Gowns

WINDSOR, England – Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t a University of Oxford.

‘Lep’ is ball, ‘box’ is shower

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Let’s begin today with a short vocabulary lesson. Here’s how it will work: I’ll list a word, and you ponder for a couple of seconds what you think that word might mean. Then, read on to see if your definition of the word is correct. Easy, right?

Fraternite fail

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France - Liberte, egalite, fraternite. Not all three-thirds of the French motto were created equal, apparently.

Impressive impressions of Rouen

Though I have only begun to explore Rouen, the rich history that exists in this city is immediately evident.

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