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  • Maundy Thursday: Queen Elizabeth gives out money, Czech children go skinny dipping

    Maundy Thursday: Queen Elizabeth gives out money, Czech children go skinny dipping

    Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, falling every year on the day before Good Friday. While the Roman Catholic Church calls it "Holy Thursday," the Anglican Church uses the name "Maundy Thursday" in accordance with the Old English phrasing of Jesus' commandment that humans should love one another. Here are ways that five European nations celebrate the Christian holiday, starting in Britain with Queen Elizabeth.

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  • Maundy Thursday: Queen Elizabeth gives out money, Czech children go skinny dipping

    Maundy Thursday: Queen Elizabeth gives out money, Czech children go skinny dipping

    Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, falling every year on the day before Good Friday. While the Roman Catholic Church calls it "Holy Thursday," the Anglican Church uses the name "Maundy Thursday" in accordance with the Old English phrasing of Jesus' commandment that humans should love one another. Here are ways that five European nations celebrate the Christian holiday, starting in Britain with Queen Elizabeth.

  • Prostitutes flock to South Africa ahead of World Cup 2010

    Prostitutes flock to South Africa ahead of World Cup 2010

    As with the 2006 World Cup in Germany, a rampant sex trade is of concern to human rights groups ahead of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, which kicks off next month. Prostitutes, many from impoverished Zimbabwe, are arriving to cash in on an estimated 500,000 visiting fans.