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Posted 02/24/2020   01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The great man-made river of Libya taps into the ancient water resources beneath the Sahara and provides clean water to coastal cities and for irrigation. What happens when these resources become depleted?
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according to known reserves, this water will last for 60,000 years
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The hands of the famous surgeon Risto Jeremic are especially featured on this commemorative sheet. Hands and eyes are a surgeons most valued tools, but the sheet also shows surgical tools. Jeremic was active for cultural and educational improvements and was a prolific writer.

(Hi Alexey, I do hope you are right about the water and that taking it from deep down will not destabilize geological layers nor bring up radioactivity from low levels. Greetings, K.)
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In 1955, the Republic of Korea issued a two stamp set of identical designs but different values, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations. Shown here is the 55 won high value (Sc #222). The central design is 12 handshakes surrounding the UN emblem.


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Posted 03/17/2020   02:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Patrick, with bound hands, as a very young man who had been abducted into slavery in Ireland and Mount Croagh Patrick with the statue of Patrick as Bishop.

(Happy St. Patrick's Day to anyone who might be celebrating the Saint!)
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Great Britain's May 2, 1995 Europa set of five stamps recognizes 5 different significant anniversaries. The high value 30p stamp (SG #1877) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.

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Ignaz Semmelweis (18181865) was a Hungarian physician and scientist, an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of childbed fever could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection. Semmelweis proposed the practice of washing hands with chlorinated lime solutions long before bacteria had been discovered to be the cause of infections. stamp for his 200th birthday.
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100 year anniversary of Robert Koch presenting his discovery of the bacterium which causes tuberculosis, 1982. The stamp shows a hand warding off the bacteria as they appear under the light microscope. TB still causes thousands of deaths per year, although it can be cured.
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The Cuban stamp of 1953 shows a child's hands reaching toward the double-barred cross symbolizing the fight against tuberculosis. At that time the incidence of the disease was high in Cuba - nowadays it is comparable to that of the US.
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This late 1940's cinderella was issued by by Ukrainian exiles in Munich, Germany.

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