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Spain ‘El Gordo’ lottery provides break from crisis woes

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People celebrate after winning the first prize of Spain's Christmas lottery named "El Gordo" (Fat One) in Granen, in Manises, near Valencia, on December 22, 2012. The world's richest lottery showered prizes of up to 2.5 billion euros ($3.3 billion) on crisis-hit Spaniards in an annual draw of the "El Gordo" or "The Fat One". The jackpot went to number 76058, which is split into a total of 1,800 "decimo" tickets each paying out 400,000 euros.  TOPSHOTS AFP   / JOSE JORDAN

Hundreds of fans of Spain’s annual Christmas lottery turned out to the draw on Saturday, some clad in wacky costumes and all hoping to win a piece of the pie and forget their economic woes.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Persevere in crisis, Pope tells faithful

PAPAL BLESSING. Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing at the end of the Via Crucis (Way of Cross) procession on Good Friday in Rome, Friday, April 6, 2012. The evening Via Crucis procession at the ancient amphitheater is a Rome tradition that draws a large crowd of faithful, including many of the pilgrims who flock to the Italian capital for Holy Week ceremonies before Easter Sunday. AP

Pope Benedict XVI encouraged those threatened by unemployment and other economic woes to draw courage and strength from the suffering of the crucified Jesus Christ as the German Pontiff presided over Good Friday’s Way of the Cross procession at the ancient Colosseum.

Posted: April 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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