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. In 1948, he returned to purely academic work, gaining numerous short-term positions at institutes in France, Romania, and Egypt. During this time, he contributed to the leftist Parisian paper ''Combat'', out of which grew his first full-length work, ''Writing Degree Zero'' (1953). In 1952, Barthes settled at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, where he studied lexicology and sociology. During his seven-year period there, he began to write a popular series

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or artificial flowers etc. The Capra's body may be made of different materials depending on local tradition, such as carpet or red cloth with adornments sewn on: traditional colourful cloth, embroidered handcerchiefs in Suceava, beaded ornate women's textile girdles in Bacău, reed (''Phragmites australis'') seed heads in Botoşani and Iaşi, goat pelts in Vrancea and in Mehedinţi, fabric ribbons or coloured paper in Neamţ and in Giurgiu etc. The ritual is attributed

are adorned with girls' beads and kerchiefs, ribbons, multi-coloured tassles, mirrors, ivy (''Hedera helix'', a plant that is also considered sacred to Dionysos, used in thyrsus staves), basil (''Ocimum basilicum'', a symbol of, ''inter alia'', love in Italy and Romania), natural or artificial flowers etc. The Capra's body may be made of different materials depending on local tradition, such as carpet or red cloth with adornments sewn on: traditional colourful cloth

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and lyrical (cult) folk. The framework for many of these initiatives came under the form of Cenaclul Flacara, a series of mass cultural events with an inevitable ideological touch. Still, with the merit of supporting great opening initiatives: the appropriation of Western artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others from the Woodstock (Woodstock Festival) generation, the public performance of gospel-like music, the opening to big international issues (pop culture, accountability

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piece (related divinations using molten metals are still popular in Germany on Hogmanay). In some areas in Austria, young women would drink wine and then perform a spell, called ''Andreasgebet'' (Saint Andrew's prayer), while nude and kicking a straw bed. This was supposed to magically attract the future husband. Yet another custom is to throw a clog over one's shoulder: if it lands pointing to the door, the woman will get married in the same year. Validity The '''Global Pass

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fortified town and is a charming town to visit. Other fine historic towns include '''Timișoara''', the country's second city, the popular mountain resort '''Brașov''' and '''Sibiu'''. Natural attractions For a more natural experience, head to the '''Danube Delta''', considered to most well-preseverd and also one of the largest river deltas in Europe. While it mostly consists of extensive wetlands, it in fact holds 23 different eco-systems. It lies on route for a number of main

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democratic position, advocating land reform (Land reform in Romania), and demanding universal suffrage. Under its successive editors Alexandru Beldiman and Constantin Mille, it became noted for its virulent criticism of King (King of Romania) Carol I (Carol I of Romania). This stance developed into a republican (Republicanism) and socialist (Socialism) agenda, which made ''Adevărul'' clash with the Kingdom's authorities on several occasions. As innovative publications

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, Romania, Bulgaria, Syria, Greece, and Egypt. Due to warfare in Turkey and Russia, Admiral Bristol's ships were frequently assigned unusual tasks, including maintenance of radio, mail, and passenger service; carrying State Department (United States Department of State) representatives and officials of recognized philanthropic societies to various ports; and evacuation of Americans, non-combatants, and the sick and wounded from ports threatened by warfare, particularly

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He is on 3rd place top scorer for Steaua with 13 goals (Steaua statistics#European Competitions Goals) in European Competitions. Three years after becoming coach, he left Romania in 2003 and went again to Cyprus, this time for Apollon Limassol, a team that became 11th the year before. After a great first round, his team, by playing catenaccio, won the 12 of the first 13 matches and won the unofficial title of the winter champions and he, personally, was awarded as the best trainer of Cyprus for the year 2004. However after that his team began losing the following games. After those defeats, he was asked by AEK Athens FC to become their manager, and since he was ambitious for a better career he left Apollon, to become AEK Athens manager on February 2004. - 1 26 August 1992 Stadionul Naţional (Stadionul Naţional (1953)), Bucharest, Romania


of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania, superstitious belief exists that the night before St. Andrew's Day is specially suitable for magic that reveals a young woman's future husband or that binds a future husband to her. Many related customs exist: for example, the pouring of hot lead into water (in Poland, one usually pours hot wax from a candle through a key hole into cold water), divining the future husband's profession from the shape of the resulting


'''Romania''' ( and has a temperate (temperate climate)-continental climate. With its 20.1 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous (List of European Union member states by population) member of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city (Largest cities of the European Union by population within city limits) in the European Union.

Modern Romania emerged within the territories of the ancient Roman (Roman Empire) province of Dacia (Roman Dacia), and was formed in 1859 through a personal union (United Principalities) of the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia. The new state, officially named ''Romania'' since 1866, gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. At the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the sovereign Kingdom of Romania. At the end of World War II, territories which today roughly correspond to the Republic of Moldova (Moldova) were occupied by the Soviet Union, and a few years later Romania became a socialist republic and member of the Warsaw Pact. After the 1989 Revolution (Romanian Revolution), Romania began a transition back towards democracy and a capitalist market economy.

Following rapid economic growth in the 2000s, Romania has an economy predominantly based on services, and is a producer and net exporter of machines and electric energy, featuring companies like Automobile Dacia and OMV Petrom (Petrom). Living standards have improved, and currently, Romania is an upper-middle income country with a high Human Development Index. It has been a member of NATO since 2004, and part of the European Union since 2007. Around 90% of the population identify themselves as Eastern Orthodox Christians (Eastern Orthodox Church), and are native speakers of Romanian (Romanian language), a Romance language. With a rich cultural history (culture of Romania), Romania has been the home of influential artists (Art of Romania), musicians (Music of Romania), and inventors (Science and technology in Romania), and features a variety of tourist attractions (tourism in Romania) such as "Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle)".

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