17 março 2017

The Killer Smog of 1952, the Cliff Notes Version

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March 17th 1959: Dalai Lama flees TibetOn this day in 1959,...

March 17th 1959: Dalai Lama flees Tibet

On this day in 1959, Tenzin Gyatso - the fourteenth Dalai Lama, a central figure of Vajrayana Buddhism - fled Tibet for India. He fled following the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule which broke out in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, where the Dalai Lama lived. Fearing for his safety, he and around twenty of his entourage fled Lhasa on March 17th and embarked on a 15 day journey on foot over the Himalayan mountains to Dharamsala in India where they had been offered asylum. No news was heard of the Dalai Lama, and many feared their spiritual and political leader had been killed during the arduous journey. However, on March 30th he crossed into India and people learned that he was safe. He was followed by around 80,000 Tibetans who settled in the same area of India, leading to it becoming known as ‘Little Lhasa’. This place became the home to the Tibetan government-in-exile. Tibet remains under Chinese rule, and the Dalai Lama continues to try to find a peaceful negotiation for Tibetan self rule.

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The city of Prague’s skyline is dominated by Prague...

The city of Prague’s skyline is dominated by Prague Castle and the fortifications around it.  There has been some kind of fort on this site since 870 CE and over the centuries new buildings have been added and extensive renovations and improvements have taken place.  The Old Royal Palace as it looks today was built in two main periods in the 1300s and 1400s in the Gothic style. The palace, besides being a home to royalty, was also there to impress guests. Large halls were used for banquets, and official functions like coronations. Nothing says “I have power” like a really fancy house!

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Dublin at Night

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA shared this nighttime image of Dublin on March 17, 2017, writing, "Happy #StPatricksDay Spectacular #Dublin, Ireland captured by @thom_astro from @Space_Station. Enjoy the #StPatricksFest Parade down there!"

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VISIT –> http://ift.tt/2jJ3gRC to learn all about the fascinating history of psychology.

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