2nd millennium

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803   

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was unable to hold Christmas Eve Mass for the first time in more than 200 years after a fire ravaged its structure in April.

With heavy hearts, French Catholics instead gathered at the nearby church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, a few hundred meters away, for a service celebrated by the cathedral's rector Patrick Chauvet.

Fire and art meet at Süzer Plaza

Iranian artist Ahad Saadi's exhibition titled 'Azarnegari' has opened at Süzer Plaza in Istanbul.
The exhibition is a first in the world and consists of the works created with Azarnegari, which is a technique of drawing with fire.
The revenues of the exhibition, which will run through March 24, will be donated to the Association of Cancer-Free Life.