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Friday 17 August 2012

It was Friday, 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 Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva 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 Analogue: A Hate Story or Diablo III.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Ek Tha Tiger

Directed by: Kabir Khan

Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bella Boyd

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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 17 August 2012 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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  • Syrian civil war:
  • Fighting continues in major cities as Lakhdar Brahimi is named as the new United Nations envoy for Syria. (Reuters)
  • War on Terror:
  • Afghanistan: ISAF announces two U.S. soldiers are killed by an Afghan policeman. The shooter is also killed. (BBC)
  • Afghanistan: Mullah Mohammed Omar orders the Taliban to avoid civilian losses in the conflict. (Reuters)

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Sport Games on 17 August 2012

La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Barcelona B - Almeria : 4 - 5
  • Mirandes - Huesca : 0 - 1
  • Villarreal - Real Madrid B : 2 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Arles - Angers : 2 - 0
  • Caen - Clermont : 4 - 0
  • Istres - Chateauroux : 0 - 0
  • Laval - Niort : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 August 2012
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Lille - Nancy : 1 - 1
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cardiff - Huddersfield : 1 - 0
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Fallen Angel

By: Daniel Silva

Art restorer, assassin, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” —Washington ...

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Odd Apocalypse

By: Dean Koontz

“Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire ...

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Where We Belong

By: Emily Giffin

The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin's New York Times bestseller, Where We Belong, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them togetherMarian ...

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By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Analogue: A Hate Story

Analogue: A Hate Story

Platform: Windows/Mac OS X/Linux

Genre: Visual novel, mystery, epistolary

Dead Hungry Diner

Dead Hungry Diner

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS

Genre: Puzzle, strategy

Publisher: Black Market Games, Big Fish Games

Amnesia Fortnight 2012

Amnesia Fortnight 2012

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action adventure, Sim game, platformer, sandbox, RPG

Publisher: Double Fine Productions

Diablo III

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation 3[2] Xbox 360[3] PlayStation 4[2] Xbox One

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: JP Square Enix

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Elf Defense Eng

Elf Defense Eng

Platform: iOS

Genre: Tower defense game

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