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No Christmas mass at Notre-Dame for the first time since Napoleon

For the first time in more than 200 years, worshippers will not be able to attend Christmas mass at Notre-Dame cathedral, still being restored after a devastating fire.

Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Ballerinas in white tutus danced scenes from Swan Lake on the forecourt of the Paris Opera on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to scrap their special pension benefits.

A Christmas journey from olive orchard to Nativity carving

福利网站As Christmas pilgrims pore over the intricately carved Nativity scenes in Bethlehem shop windows, few pause to consider that some of the wood used comes from olive trees older than the events of the ancient story they depict.

Banksy's 'Scar of Bethlehem' nativity unveiled in West Bank hotel

福利网站British street artist Banksy has brought a somber Christmas spirit to a hotel he founded in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Art exhibit by 12-year-old 'young Jackson Pollock' opens in New York

福利网站Cynics who view pricy abstract art and scoff "a kid probably painted that" are finally right.

Stylish suburbs: how ancient Mexican metropolis dodged inequality trap

福利网站Fragments of pre-Aztec murals recently unearthed on the outskirts of what was once the largest city of the Americas are adding to mounting evidence that even commoners there enjoyed the finer things in life.

Singapore artist channels 'creepy-cute' with baby heads in sushi rolls

At first glance the works of Singaporean artist Qixuan Lim have a familiar, edible appearance.

Artist at center of Italian anti-racism row defends ape pictures

Artist Simone Fugazzotto defended on Tuesday a widely criticized anti-racism campaign launched by Italy's Serie A soccer league which features his paintings of apes.

Vatican's 'vampire' prints of rarely seen 20th century art on show

They could be called the Vatican's vampire prints - works by masters such as Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali so delicate that they usually lie dormant for years in dark storage in its museums.

'Why is the road broken?' Sightless Hong Kongers live city of protest by sound

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost their beat.

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Star Wars fan frenzy

福利网站Fans dress up as their favorite characters as the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" hits theaters.

A decade in showbiz: #MeToo, Oscar drama and star-studded weddings

福利网站Highlights from a decade marked by the emergence of the #MeToo movement, drama at Oscar time and a clutch of star-studded royal weddings.

The art of Chanel

福利网站Chanel highlights the craftsmanship of its artisans at the Metiers d'Art show in Paris.