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Serzh Sargsyan in 2011
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Violeta Chamorro
Violeta Chamorro

Naresuan (d. 1605) · Georg Sverdrup (b. 1770) · Dinesh D'Souza (b. 1961)

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Late Roman ridge Berkasovo I helmet
Late Roman ridge Berkasovo I helmet

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Lancashire Fusiliers memorial, Gallipoli Garden, Bury (5).JPG

The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial is a First World War memorial originally dedicated to members of the Lancashire Fusiliers killed in that conflict, and later rededicated to all fusiliers killed in action. It was unveiled on 25 April 1922, the seventh anniversary of the landing at Cape Helles, part of the Gallipoli Campaign in which the regiment suffered particularly heavy casualties. It is now located outside the Fusilier Museum in Gallipoli Gardens in Bury, Greater Manchester (historically in Lancashire), in north-west England. The prominent architect Edwin Lutyens, whose father and great uncle were officers in the regiment, designed a tall, slender obelisk in Portland stone, with inscriptions containing the regiment's motto and a dedication, and the regiment's cap badge carved near the top. The memorial was designated a Grade II listed building in 1992. It was upgraded to II* in 2015, and later that year was recognised as part of a national collection of Lutyens' war memorials. (Full article...)

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Leica I

A Leica I camera produced between 1926 and 1936. Intended as a compact camera for landscape photography, the Leica I was the first practical 35 mm camera that used standard cinema 35 mm film. In the 1930s, the company began producing lenses to support its interchangeable models of the Leica I.

Photograph: Kameraprojekt Graz 2015