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Photo of the Day (National Geographic) 今日の写真 |  This Day in History 今日の歴史
Health Tip of the Day
Ice Castles - Mall of America  121231-130220    our Ice Castles - Mall of America page Minnesota State page   

130213 "Careers" 4 Job Skills That No Longer Impress Recruiters (Monster, Yahoo)
"Picture of the Week" 130213  Feb. 12, 2013  IOC wrestling decision unfair, wrong (ESPN) Wrestling to be dropped from 2020 Olympic Games (BBC)
IOC Executive Board recommends 25 core sports for 2020 Games (IOC)
"Picture of the Week" 130213  Feb. 14  "Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!"         our Valentine's Day page
Videos: Stay Here Forever Valentine's Day - Jewel (Video, VEVO) | 
Valentine - Kina Grannis  (YouTube)
What his Valentine’s Day gift says about your relationship (MSN)
Valentine's Day (Bing Images)  |  St. Valentine (Bing Images)

"Picture of the Week" 130213  mid-February each year: Feb. 12, 2013  Sports Illustrated (videos, SI) Swimsuit Issue
Kate Upton is Sports Illustrated swimsuit Issue's cover girl for second year in a row (videos,CBS) Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition  Feb. 12, 2013  Kate Upton in Antarctica
Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday   Click here for more info    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust “Remember, man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return”
Ash Wednesday  Letter 51  |  112  | レター: 51  I  112  I 114     Lent begins 
Photos:  Ash Wednesday 
You Tube   Ash Wednesday: Pope dedicates audience to Lent  |  Ash Wednesday  
"Picture of the Week" 130213  Cell Phones in Church video forwarded by Janet
Cell Phone Etiquette  |  Top Ten Cell Phone Manners
130212 February 11, 2013  RIP Rick Huxley!  The Dave Clark Five bassist Rick Huxley dies (BBC, Yahoo) 
130212 February 2, 2013  RIP John Kerr! 
John Kerr Tea and Sympathy Star Dies at 81  (US Weekly, Yahoo)
Feb. 12 Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)  Click here for more info 
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) Letter: 61  I 112 | レター: 61  I  112   For example, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA    1  |   2
Photos:  Fat Tuesday
"Picture of the Week" 130212  February 4, 2013  RIP Jazz Trumpet Great Donald Byrd. Donald Byrd Dies: Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Dead (Huffington Post)        Info Resources: MSN & Yahoo, 130211
Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor (YouTube)  |  Donald Byrd (Wikipedia)

"Picture of the Week" 130212  Feb. 13, 2013 Wed. Ash Wednesday     You Tube   Ash Wednesday: Pope dedicates audience to Lent  |  Ash Wednesday 
"Picture of the Week" 130211  Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at end of month (audio,  Vatican )     Info Resources: MPR        Vatican (World Atlas)
"Picture of the Week" 130211  Feb. 12, 2013 Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras        Mardi Gras at New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras 2013: Thousands Attend Parades Flaunting 330-Foot Long Super Float, Kelly Clarkson's Concert At Superdome (PHOTOS)
Mardi Gras New Orleans (  |
New Orleans Mardi Gras (wikipedia)
New Orleans Louisiana Creole Cajun Zydeco Music. Blues & Jazz of Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday NOLA Saints  (YouTube)
        our Louisiana State page
"Picture of the Week" 130211 "We Heard" on MPR on 130209   State of the Union 2013  Feb. 12, 2013
State of the Union 2012 video (The White House)
        our Washington D.C. page
"Picture of the Week" 130211  "We've Heard" on WCCO (CBS) & MPR    Rio Carnival        Brazil (World Atlas)  
Carnival 2013: Rio street party draws 'more than 1.5m' (BBC)
Rio Carnival ( Samba Feb. 8 - 13, 2013 | Rio Carnival (Wikipedia)
Rio Carnival 2013 kicks off with Samba parade (video
, Guardian)
Rio Carnival usually happens in February when the Rio summer is at its peak.

"Picture of the Week" 130211  2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY Feb. 11 - 12, 2013
Westminster Kennel Club / videos / Best In Show 2012        our Dog Photo page

"Picture of the Week" 130210  Chinese New Year  Year Of The Snake 2013: Chinese Celebrate Lunar New Year (PHOTOS) (VIDEO) (Huffinton Post)
Late January or Early February Chinese New Year  New Moon (Feb. 10, 2013)  Letter (only in Japanese) レター 25      When is Chinese New Year?   Year of the Snake         Chinese New Year (videos, | Chinese New Year (Wikipedia)
"We've Heard" on MPR or KFAN (FOX) 130208 Celine Dion to Perform on China Central Television’s New Year’s Gala Show (Holleywood Reporter 130206)  |  YouTube : Céline Dion -
"Picture of the Week" 130210  Grammy Awards, Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013  |  Grammy Awards  |  Grammy Awards (CBS)  | 
55th GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live (, 130207)
YouTube: Grammy Awards 2012 - PART 1  |  Adele - 54th GRAMMYs on CBS: Record of the Year  |  Adele - 54th GRAMMYs on CBS: Best Pop Solo Performance

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