Yoko Ono Awards Five Peace Grants (Photos)

lennononopeace2012_gagaono02_goYoko Ono awarded five peace awards at a ceremony at Harpa concert and conference hall in Reykjavík this afternoon. Ono grants the LENNONONO Grant For Peace awards every two years to individuals who have made notable contributions to peace and equality. Lady Gaga was among this year’s recipients.

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RIFF vorbei, Goldener Papageientaucher flattert in die USA

riff_beasts_of_the_wild_(2)Das Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) ist vorgestern, nach einer Abschlussfeier am Samstagabend zu Ende gegangen. Bei der Schlussfeier im Konzert- und Konferenzzentrum Harpa wurde der Hauptpreis des Festivals, der Goldene Papageientaucher, an den amerikanischen Film Beasts of the Southern Wild von Benh Zeitlin vergeben.

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Bearded Seal Visits Akureyri

akureyri-view-small_goA large bearded seal swam ashore in Akureyri, North Iceland, yesterday afternoon. It relaxed on the pier Höfnersbryggja in Innbærinn, the oldest part of town, and seemed to enjoy the attention it got from locals.

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