Kaparot is a Jewish ritual performed before Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, that is suppose to transfer the sins of the past year to the chicken. Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Friday.
Sometimes, the sons and daughters of the rich and famous follow in their parents' footsteps and go on to be famous on their own. Others, go on to enjoy normal lives. And others still are simply adorable.
Brace for colder weather, shorter daylight hours and hopefully, a better class of films at the cinema. The fall and winter typically bring about Hollywood's Oscar bait, signaling a turn from movies in which explosions or cleavage take precedence over scripts and direction. And this year will be no different, though for every "Social Network" or "Howl" there's a "Harry Potter" or "Tron."
The Eid festival, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, has been declared on September 10th for most parts of the world including Afghanistan. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the purification achieved by a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam, and is marked by several days of festivities.
Presidents don't simply belong to the country they're elected in. If popular (or unpopular) enough, their image can reach iconic status even halfway across the world. Case in point, President Barack Obama, whose face pops up in some expected, and highly unexpected, places in China.
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