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Wednesday 15 August 2012

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Sparkle, directed by Salim Akil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Go Public: A Documentary Film Project. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace of Spades or Diabolik Lovers.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Salim Akil

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon

Country: United States

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The Awakening

Directed by: Nick Murphy

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton

Country: United States

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Directed by: Chris Butler

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Country: United States

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Ek Tha Tiger

Directed by: Kabir Khan

Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bella Boyd

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Go Public: A Documentary Film Project

Starring: Jodie West

Country: United States

Damien's Quest

Starring: Ernest Pierce, Anita Davenport, La Dillard, Eric Dean

Country: United States

Farouk Omar

Starring: Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan, Ghassan Massoud, Rakeen Saad

Country: United Arab Emirates

Game Grumps

Written by: Arin Hanson, Jon Jafari

Starring: Arin Hanson, Dan Avidan

Country: United States

Alec in WILDerland

Starring: Alec J. Fischer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 2012 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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  • Mexican Drug War:
  • Mexican authorities confirm that the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is responsible for murdering five journalists in the state of Veracruz. This information was confirmed after the arrest of some of the members in the criminal organization. (''Milenio'' via Google)
  • Syrian civil war:
  • In Damascus, an explosion at a military compound near a hotel where UN observers are staying is claimed by a Free Syrian Army brigade. (Al-Jazeera)
  • In response to the Syrian Civil War, the Fourth Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit organized by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation begins in Makkah Al Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia, for two days. (CNN)

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Light Between Oceans

By: M.L. Stedman

The years-long New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine).After

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Fifty Shades Freed

By: E L James

THE OFFICIAL MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION. The major motion picture releases on February 10 in time Valentine's Day 2018 and is based on volume three of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy with more than 150 million copies sold ...

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Killing Lincoln

By: Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'ReillyThe anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts

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Black List

By: Brad Thor

A stunning thriller that predicted the National Security Agency scandal. “Brad Thor is as current as tomorrow’s headlines.” —Dan Brown#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brain Age: Concentration Training

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Ace of Spades

Platform: Windows, Mac

Genre: First-person shooter, sandbox

Publisher: Jagex

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Anarchy Reigns

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Beat 'em up, fighting

Publisher: Sega

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Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Platform: Windows PC

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Capcom

Diabolik Lovers

Platform: PSP PS Vita (Limited V Edition)

Genre: Drama, harem, Mystery, Horror, Romance

Publisher: Idea Factory

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