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Overly Smiley Man Sues France Over Passport Photo

In this painting by Hans Holbein the Younger, two Frenchmen demonstrate appropriate neutral expressions. (Photo: Public Domain) Getting a new passport or ID can be exciting. Maybe you're beginning a job, or are about to travel internationally for the first time. Maybe you've just assumed a new identity, and can't wait for a chance to finally start over. So it seems a bit unfair that when you go in to take your photo, you have to keep all that in.
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The Tudor Eye

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To accompany BBC Two's dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, tonight BBC Two screens Holbein: Eye of the Tudors - A Culture Show Special. As court painter to Henry VIII, Hans Holbein painted most of the major players of the ag...

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Arts : Vice: Creators Project

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Arts : Artdaily

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