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    Big Small Talk: Dec. 19-26

    From the biggest Elvis Presley retrospective ever held in Europe and a new exhibition of the Paris Magnum photographers to a shoe collection inspired by Hollywood’s golden age—the things you need to know this week.

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    Prayers and Protests Follow Attack in Pakistan

    Protests, prayers and vigils spread from Pakistan to Nepal and India in reaction to news of the attack at the army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that resulted in 132 children and nine school staff being killed.

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    Dancing and Donations for Pope’s Birthday

    Hundreds of couples tangoed at St Peter’s Square at the Vatican Wednesday as part of a birthday celebration for Pope Francis, a proud Argentine. The pope was also treated to a cake, cards and 800 kilograms of chicken meat for the poor for his 78th birthday.

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Digitaler Escort-Service erobert Facebook

Dass Facebook-Freunde nicht alle Freunde fürs – oder besser gesagt im – Leben sind, hat sich ja mittlerweile herum gesprochen.

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Auch 100 oder 1.000 Freunde sind immer noch keine Garantie, dass jemand zum Geburtstag gratuliert. Und wenn doch, dann wird meist lieblos eine Art von Glückwunsch auf die „Wall“ getippt. Kaum jemand nimmt sich die Zeit, mal zum Handy zu greifen, um einige persönliche Wünsche fernmündlich (so hieß das früher) zu übermitteln.

Und wer nur Facebook-Freunde hat, der ist in den wirklich wichtigen Momenten des Lebens ziemlich einsam. Haben Sie schon mal versucht, bei Liebeskummer mit Ihrer besten Facebook-Freundin mitten in der Nacht den sozialen Austausch im Netz zu pflegen?

Immerhin: Bislang hatten Facebook-Freunde eins gemein: sie existierten real. Wenn man also seine Freunde in dem sozialen Netzwerk wissen ließ, dass man gerade bei Lidl in Offenbach an der Supermarkt-Kasse steht, bestand eine gute Chance, dass das irgendjemand gelesen und vielleicht sogar kommentiert hat.

Doch die sozial-digitale Revolution geht weiter: In Brasilien können sich Männer jetzt für eine Handvoll Real eine gefälschte Facebook-Freundin zulegen. Die schreibt dann Nachrichten, glänzt mit ihrem Profilfoto und natürlich wird auch der Beziehungsstatus im eigenen Profil geändert. Ideal, um die Ex eifersüchtig zu machen, bei seinen Freunden Eindruck zu schinden oder seine Mutter zu beruhigen, dass man nach unstetem Leben bald in den Hafen der Ehe einlaufe, erklärten die Macher.

Bald soll dann auch Gleichberechtigung möglich sein: Dann lassen sich für Frauen auch gefälschte männliche Facebook-Freunde mieten. Gefällt mir!

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    Homs once represented the best of the Middle East, an ancient city where people of different faiths, Christian and Muslim, did their best to live in peace. Now, it serves as a warning of what can happen when sectarian passions are unleashed.


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    Photos of the Day: Dec. 19

    In photos picked Friday by Wall Street Journal editors, a man competes in a biathlon in Slovenia, Indonesia observes national defense day, and more.

  • [image]PetSmart

    See a Guinea Pig in a Holiday Stole and More

    Dogs and cats have long been showered with toys and treats for Christmas. Now other types of animals are being included in holiday festivities, with apparel for a range of small pets.

  • [image]Elvis Presley Enterprises

    Big Small Talk: Dec. 19-26

    From the biggest Elvis Presley retrospective ever held in Europe and a new exhibition of the Paris Magnum photographers to a shoe collection inspired by Hollywood’s golden age—the things you need to know this week.

  • [image]Ilyas Sheikh/European Pressphoto Agency

    Prayers and Protests Follow Attack in Pakistan

    Protests, prayers and vigils spread from Pakistan to Nepal and India in reaction to news of the attack at the army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that resulted in 132 children and nine school staff being killed.

  • [image]Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Dancing and Donations for Pope’s Birthday

    Hundreds of couples tangoed at St Peter’s Square at the Vatican Wednesday as part of a birthday celebration for Pope Francis, a proud Argentine. The pope was also treated to a cake, cards and 800 kilograms of chicken meat for the poor for his 78th birthday.

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