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A dying lake in Iran, children playing in monsoon rains in Bangladesh and a monkey holding a plastic bottle in what was supposed to be a protected area of the planet: three examples of images awarded by the CIWEM association with the purpose of alerting against climate change. The CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) is a London-based organization that seeks to promote environmental and sustainability issues, with a particular emphasis on water-related issues. It promotes a photo contest every year, in which it distinguishes the best works in the area [...]

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The Macau-based Jesuit priest Luís Sequeira welcomes the principle of agreement between the Vatican and Beijing, but acknowledges that "it is the beginning of a process that needs further steps and deepening." Joey Mandia, priest and director of Macau's newspaper O Clarim, believes that "the experience of how Church and State relate in Macau can serve as a reference for the Church in the Mainland".

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