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Serbia's psyche, Failed polar expedition & Hot air

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Roger Smith (jollyroger)
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 09:45:38 +1200

In GLOBAL MUSEUM this week

*Adolf Hitler "walks" out of museum*
*The first hot-air balloonists to circle the globe nonstop picked up their
$1 million prize Wednesday at the National Air and Space Museum in
Washington, where parts of their aircraft will soon reside*

*Armed robbers stole two pictures worth $1.2 million from the Russian State
Museum Tuesday, shooting at a policeman as they ran off*

*Exhibit reveals drama of failed polar expedition*

Eighty-three years ago, a young Australian photographer stripped to the
waist, dived into four feet (1.2 metres) of Antarctic ice-floe slush and
retrieved glass plate negatives from a sunken ship's refrigerator.

*Indian state wants holy city on the tourist map*

It's a sleepy town nestled in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas that
wakes up once a year when Sikhism's influential Khalsa order celebrates the
anniversary of its birth.

*World War Two raids toughen Belgrade against NATO*

Janic, seemingly unbowed by the bombs which have broken some of the glass on
the bubble-shaped museum, says he is adding to his collection even as he
dismantles existing exhibits to protect them from the NATO strikes.

*Cambodian King marks first-ever day of culture*

King Norodom Sihanouk on Saturday presided over Cambodia's first ever
Culture Day at which one of the country's most important national symbols, a
700-year-old statue, was put on display after restoration.

*Canadian ballerina sheds slippers for boxing gloves*

One of Canada's most famous dancers refused to slip off the stage quietly
and accept the fate of many aging ballerinas: forced retirement

*Myths lie at the root of Serbia's psyche *

The heroism in the face of adversity that Serbs automatically associate with
Kosovo traces back to the Serb Prince Lazar, who was killed at the battle of
Kosovo Polje against the Turks in 1389, a defeat that led to Serbia being
overrun by the Ottoman Empire in 1459

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