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7 January 2008

Stories from 7 January 2008

Japan: Changing New Year Celebrations

New Year's Day is the most important holiday for many people in Japan, where anything "first of the year" bears a special value: first day of the year, first sunrise,...

Serbia: Christmas

Ukraine: Christmas

Russia: Putin's Soul

Russia: Nikolai Marr

Ukraine: Tourism in the Carpathians

Russia: January Fun

Russian Blog writes about ice palaces and other favorite January activities.

Czech Republic: TV Hackers Face Trial

Iran:Frozen Rasht

Iran:Islamic Revolutionay Guards and Hillary Clinton

Albania: Superstitions

Albania: A Book Review

Albania: New Year's

Albania, Macedonia: Visa Regime to Tighten

Morocco: The Freedom to Blog

Morocco is often touted as one of the freest of the world's majority-Muslim countries. Women enjoy nearly equal rights to men, the press is comparatively liberal, few websites are banned,...

Iraq: US Major/Blogger Killed in Diyala

Puerto Rico: Epiphany Day

Georgia: Game Over

East Timor: Miserable shelters

Brazil: The US politics game