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This Week in Culture: 5/23-5/28

This Week in Culture: 5/23-5/28

This Week in Culture: 5/23-5/28

From Ireland

Gay marriage was legalized in Ireland through a popular vote. Irish women and men from around the world flew home to vote in this referendum.

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From Myanmar

Andrea Gittleman, the program manager of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, travelled to Myanmar to evaluate early signs of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Gittleman observed several indications of a possible genocide through actions such as revoking voting rights and citizenship of a group of people.

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From Japan

The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has announced that Tokyo tops its Safe Cities Index as the safest city in the world. Factors such as digital security, infrastructure, and management of natural disasters are considered in this ranking system.

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From Iran

A cartoon exhibition in Tehran, Iran, aims to promote anti-Isis sentiment through an art competition. Entries from over 40 countries were received, and 280 submissions were accepted. The organizers of this event have expressed their wish of exposing the evils that Isis has committed.

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From Poland

Andrzej Duda won the Polish presidential election against the incumbent. Duda’s campaign platform included the implementation of new taxes on foreign-owned banks and keeping banks under Polish control.

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Vienna: New Pedestrian Signs For LGBTQ Rights

Vienna: New Pedestrian Signs For LGBTQ Rights

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