Around the World on Fridays (“I”)

In loving memory of Leonard Cohen (21.09.1934 – 07.11.2016). R.I.P.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

Today: Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Israel | Italy

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Around the World on Fridays (“G”)

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” Maya Angelou

Today: Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Greece | Grenada | Guatemala | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana

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Around the World on Fridays (“F”)

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” Dalai Lama

Today: Fiji | Finland | France

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Around the World on Fridays (“E”)

“It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” Dee Hock (founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association)

Today: Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Estonia | Ethiopia

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Around the World on Fridays (“C”)

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou

Today: Cabo Verde | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | China | Colombia | Comoros | Congo-Brazzaville: Republic of the Congo | Congo-Kinshasa: Democratic Republic of the Congo | Costa Rica | Cote d’Ivoire | Croatia | Cuba | Cyprus | Czech Republic

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Wangdi Festival, Bhutan © Jan Abadschieff

Around the World on Fridays (“B”)

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” Max de Pree

Today: Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belgium | Belize | Benin | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Brazil | Brunei | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi

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Angola by Eric Lafforgue

Around the World on Fridays (“A”)

“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” Voltaire

Today: Afghanistan | Albania | Algeria | Andorra | Angola | Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Armenia | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan

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