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Musical Instruments: ‘The Ancient Oud Of Lebanon’

Nazih Ghadban is one of the few remaining makers of the oud instrument. He’s handcrafted them at his small Lebanese village since 1976.

The oud is a short-neck lute-type, pear-shaped stringed instrument, usually with 11 strings grouped in 6 courses, but some models have 5 or 7 courses, with 10 or 13 strings respectively. The oud is very similar to modern lutes, and also to Western lutes. 

Boomers: 70-Year Scottish Man Rows Solo 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic (Video)

Frank Rothwell, 70, from Oldham, Scotland set off from Canary Island La Gomera on December 12 and crossed the finish line in Antigua in the Caribbean on Saturday – reuniting with Judith, his wife of 50 years, with time to spare until Valentine’s Day.

He said crossing the finish line was a “completely euphoric moment” as he fundraised more than £648,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in tribute to his brother-in-law Roger, who died with Alzheimer’s aged 62 during his row.

Winter Views: ‘Mont Saint-Michel’ In France (Video)

A wave of snow and freezing temperatures set a unique scene on Wednesday February 10 at the Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. The island lies approximately one kilometre off the country’s north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 7 hectares in area. 

Views: ‘Venice Carnival 2021’ Mask Revelers (Video)

Protective face masks were swapped for traditional ones in a muted start to the Venice Carnival on St. Mark’s Square on Sunday.

The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks.