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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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“I screamed Help! when I didn’t see my husband” says the woman-symbol of Evia fires

Panagiota Ritsopi,  81 years old: An elderly woman in black, screaming in agony as the flames swallow the forest and threaten her home. The woman who became the face of the tragedy in Evia. Her picture taken by Konstantinos Tsakalidis became the symbol of the devastation the fires engraved in …

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Granny steals full vial with Pfizer vaccine as “souvenir”

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been reportedly stolen from a vaccination center in western Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. The theft was discovered by doctors and nurses at the Evosmos Health Center who noticed that one vial was not in its place. The director of the clinic reported the …

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Greece’s oldest person: Granny Katerina celebrates her 114th birthday

The oldest person in Greece has turned 114. Granny Katerina Karnarou from Krestena in Westen Greece claims to be the second oldest person in the world, after 116-year-old Japanese Kane Tanaka According to all official documents available like ID number, Farmer’s Fund OGA, Social Security number, granny Katerina could claim …

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Granny rescue after she abandoned crumbling home in Crete village (videos)

Fearing that her house would collapse due to erosion, a granny abandoned her home in a village in Crete and started to walk in the rugged mountainous area, between rocks, boulders, shrubs, mud, landslides and water streams. Her only aid was a crutch and a make-shift wooden stick. Granny Irene …

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Granny Maritsa, symbol of Lesvos refugee compassion, passes away at 89

Maritsa Mavropoulou does not live on the island of Lesvos anymore. One of the three grannies, who became symbol of the Greek compassion and kindness with refugees, passed away at the age of 89. It was October 2015, when the picture of the three elderly Greek women feeding a refugee …

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Granny arrested for throwing fire works at neighbor’s house

Police arrested a 73-year-old granny after she threw a fire work in the wrong direction. The woman threw a fire work not in the air but into the house of one neighbor thus setting a fire. Police was quick and arrested the woman a little later. She was arrested at …

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Economic impasse and health problems turn Greek granny into a …robber

How much courage does a decent citizen need to cross the line and through over board the code of law? Apparently, a citizen needs lots of courage, significant shortfalls and a huge portion of despair. Financial shortage and health problems were the motives for a  70-year-old granny to turn into a robber. Armed …

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Granny knew about Cyprus bank deposit levy …in advance

A grandmother, resident of Paphos in Cyrpus, had recently developed a habit: every Friday, she would go to a bank branch and withdraw all her savings. On Monday, she would bring it back. After this happened on several weekends, the bank employees could not resist and asked the granny why she …

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