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Fear in My Heart - A Cry from Syria by +Arwa Turki.

"Ready to be among you. To share with you the thoughts of civilized Syria. To tell you friends that we are the sons and daughters of a great civilization, who proved to be a civilization of tolerance, dignity and forgiveness. To tell you that we were living together no matter what your ethnic background is. We were living in a safe country, where people can walk at night without being afraid of danger of any kind. We had and still have our religious freedom. What have we done to pay this dear price? What have we done to become refugees? I'm from Palmyra, the city which suffered destruction, whose people scattered everywhere in the world. Stop war, we need to retrieve our dreams, our smile, our sense of safety. We need to have our life again. Let's work together, let's send this appeal to the world. STOP WAR"
https://www.facebook.com/events/958972617552113/
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Happy Festival of Fire. :-)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaharshanbe_Suri

Iranians celebrating Festival of Fire
Tue Mar 14, 2017
This file photo shows Iranian people during “Chaharshanbeh Suri” celebrations.
"Iranians celebrate a historical Persian Festival of Fire, their hearts throbbing with the anticipation of approaching Nowruz (New Year) holidays even as they are concerned by notorious and dangerous celebratory antics by gung-ho revelers. “Chaharshanbeh Suri,” as the festival is known in Persian, falls on the last Tuesday of the year, preceding the 13-day New Year holidays. As part of the celebratory rituals, people light fires and jump over them. While jumping over fire, they are expected to shout out, “I consign my yellowness to you, and take your ruddiness instead.” This means trading what is expendable in their soul with the flames’ effulgence of life. The tradition has its roots in the rituals of Persia’s ancient Zoroastrian era. All sweetness and smiles so far! An unwelcome concomitant of the occasion, especially in more recent history, has been explosions in ramshackle structures, where some individuals, mostly youths, proceed to make fireworks for the festival. A blast in one such location recently claimed seven lives in the northwestern city of Ardabil. But people are also likely to be hit by stray fireworks during the celebrations and many are repulsed by the excessive noise from firecrackers. Knowing it is better safe than sorry, mass media and security forces annually mobilize well in advance of the festival to head off lurking fiascos. Many ordinary Iranians, too, also campaign to dissuade young people from setting off fireworks. This year, a campaign has been launched against the use of fireworks by calling attention to a recent tragedy in which at least 20 people — including 16 fire fighters — lost their lives when an old high-rise collapsed in downtown Tehran on January 19. The firefighters had already evacuated civilians from the Plasco building and were busy extinguishing a raging fire — unrelated to “Chaharshanbeh Suri” — when the entire structure collapsed. That incident marked a moment of extreme sadness for the Iranian people. The firefighters have been esteemed as national heroes who sacrificed their own lives to save others. People have been campaigning, including on social media, against fireworks in tribute to the firefighters killed in the Plasco tragedy and to firefighting personnel throughout the country."
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/03/14/514298/Iran-Chaharshanbeh-Suri-Plasco 
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:-)

Happy Holi. :-)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

#indiapicoftheday (76)

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"Im indischen Mumbai bekommt ein Mädchen eine ordentliche Ladung buntes Wasser ab - das Ritual ist Teil des farbenfrohen Holi-Festes. Die hinduistischen Feierlichkeiten symbolisieren den Sieg des Guten über das Böse und den Frühlingsanfang. In diesem Sinne "Holi Hai!" - "Frohes Holi-Fest!"."
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/augenblicke-bilder-des-tages-2016-fotostrecke-122824.html 
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Feliz Día Internacional de la Mujer. 🌹 💐 🌺 ❤️ 😘 😍 😋
Happy International Ladies' Day. 🌹 💐 🌺 ❤️ 😘 😍 😋 
For the ladies ( ᵔᴥᵔ)
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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Easy Comes Free, new single

When all the "Yous" are indeed all of me..

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Spring is coming: first Schneegloeckchen of this year. :-)
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#Listeningto to +ronen green +Ronen Green :-)

"Road of War" is a positive song that actually gives hope, if the citizens were in charge....

via +Tamar Eisenman +Tamar Eisenman

"New, original and beautiful music I was so so happy to be part of this year: Ronen Green EP- Coincidence."
https://www.facebook.com/tamareisenman/posts/10154623703283705

https://ronengreen1.bandcamp.com/album/coincidence 
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