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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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Lara, the first guide dog in Greece, passes away at the age of 16

Lara, the first guide dog in Greece, passed away at the age of 16. The black Labrador Retriever was a symbol for people with vision problems in the country. Inspired by Lara, her owner, psychologist and blind by birth Ioanna-Maria Gertsou had established a Guide Dog School and named it …

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Magic Carpet: A handmade gift by refugees and migrants to Lesvos

A large “magic carpet” decorates since Thursday the wall of the Municipality Theater of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos since Thursday. Under the guidance of two exceptional artists from Greece and France, forty refugees and migrants as well as ten volunteers from different countries joined their forces to create …

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Church of Greece requests the withdrawal of shoes

I would never thought that the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece would care about …shoes. But this is exactly what happened! Because a shoe-manufacturer brought to the market shoes bearing the symbol of the Holy Cross on their soles. In a statement the Holy Synod of the Church …

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