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President Bush reacts to Obama's victory in 2008 election
 
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SHOTLIST 1. US President George W. Bush walks to podium 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, US President: "Good morning. Last night I had a warm conversation with president-elect Barack Obama. I congratulated him and Senator Biden on their impressive victory. I told the president-elect he could count on complete cooperation from my administration as he makes the transition to the White House. I also spoke to Senator John McCain. I congratulated him on a determined campaign that he and Governor Palin ran. The American people will always be grateful for the lifetime of service John McCain has devoted to this nation, and I know he will continue to make tremendous contributions to our country. No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday. Across the country citizens voted in large numbers. They showed a watching world the vitality of American democracy and the stride we have made toward a more perfect union. They chose a president whose journey represents a triumph of the American story. A testament to hard work, optimism and faith in the enduring promise of our nation. Many of our citizens thought they would never live to see that day. This moment is especially uplifting for a generation of Americans who witnessed the struggles of civil rights with their own eyes; four decades later, see a dream fulfilled. A long campaign is ended and we move forward as a nation. Embarking on a period of change in Washington, yet there are some things that will not change. The United States government will remain vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility: protecting the American people. And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next commander in chief. There is important work to do in the months ahead and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust. During this time of transition I will keep the president-elect fully informed on important decisions. When the time comes on January 20 Laura and I will return home to Texas with treasured memories of our time here, with profound gratitude for the honour of serving this amazing country. It will be a stirring sight to watch President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House. I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long. I know Senator Obama's beloved mother and grandparents would have been thrilled to watch the child they raised ascend the steps of the Capitol and take his oath to uphold the constitution of the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Last night I extended an invitation to the president-elect and Mrs Obama to come to the White House and Laura and I are looking forward to welcoming them as soon as possible. Thank you very much." 3. Bush walks away STORYLINE: US President George W. Bush fully embraced the election of Democrat Barack Obama as his successor on Wednesday, paying stirring tribute to the election of the first U.S. black president-elect and hailing the campaign of change that led Obama to victory. Bush promised Obama his "complete cooperation" during the Democrat's 76-day transition to the White House. The president said he would keep Obama informed on all his decisions between now and January 20, and said he looked forward to the day - soon, he hopes - that Obama and his family would take him up on his offer of pre-inauguration White House visit. The defeated leader of his own party, John McCain, won accolades not nearly so glowing with Bush hailing his lifetime of service to the US. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2fa200219adad4f7856826ee20527d8b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Lil Wayne stands by his 'no such thing as racism' comment.
 
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(12 Oct 2016) LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS HIS 'NO SUCH THING AS RACISM' COMMENT Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective. The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that there was "no such thing as racism" because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn't cool. When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. "Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though." Carter said. The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him. "He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me," Carter said. Carter says the man known as "Uncle Bob" personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him. "(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said 'He's gonna make it,'" Carter said. Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on "Undisputed," there is such thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the stage, he sees all colors. "When I open my eyes on stage and when I, at a Lil Wayne show when I come from under the stage. Man, it's not - it's the world out there. It's not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it's people - those people out there in that crowd. They make, quote unquote, and they make, quote unquote, Lil Wayne." He added: "That's who I happen to be, and I'm sorry I'm sorry if people can't understand. But I understand why they don't understand, it's because they don't come from the bottom of the stage and look at 20 to 30-thousand people. They don't get that opportunity. And I'm blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing. I have never witnessed racism." Carter made the comments while promoting the recently published "Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a revealing account of his eight-month jail sentence in 2010 after a gun charge. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9b539431441b6d34f43a5c480a5ba8ee Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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WRAP Prince William and Kate Middleton announce engagement ADDS more
 
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(16 Nov 2010) Prince William has finally became engaged to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton, giving her his late mother's engagement ring and Britain the prospect of its biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer almost 30 years ago. Royal officials announced on Tuesday that William will marry Middleton next spring or summer in London, ending years of rumoured splits, reconciliations and will-they, won't-they speculation. The college romance that seemed to wilt under the pressure of adulthood and the glare of the paparazzi had blossomed at last. "This was my way of making sure that my mother didn't miss out on today," William said as the couple posed for photographers inside St. James's Palace. William proposed during a holiday in Kenya last month and gave Kate the oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds, from the jeweller Garrard, that his mother, Princess Diana, once wore. William is second in line to the British throne after Charles, his father. Kate and William's first child would move ahead of his younger brother Prince Harry to become third in line to the throne. "Blimey," said William as he faced a torrent of camera flashes Tuesday at St. James's Palace. He wore a navy suit, Kate a simple blue dress. Kate acknowledged that being queen was "a daunting prospect" and declined to say whether the prince had gone down on bended knee when he proposed. Many in Britain welcomed the royal engagement as a rare piece of good news in a time of economic uncertainty and cutbacks - a time much like 1981, when millions watched Charles and Diana's fairy-tale wedding. Their marriage eventually ended in divorce - but no one was dwelling on that detail on Tuesday. William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Prince Philip "are absolutely delighted for them both," Buckingham Palace said. Prince Charles said he was "obviously thrilled," and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said her stepson's engagement was "the most brilliant news." Middleton's parents, Carole and Michael, also welcomed the prince to their family. "We all think he's wonderful, we're extremely fond of him," Michael Middleton said. "They make a lovely couple." Using Twitter as well as a news release, Clarence House said Charles was "delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton." Few were surprised by the news. Kate and William's engagement was the safest bet in Britain, an event so certain that bookies had stopped taking bets on a 2011 wedding. The date avoids London's Summer Olympics and the queen's Diamond Jubilee, both being held in 2012. No venue has been announced yet. For true pomp, the ceremony is likely to fall between the extraordinary spectacle of Charles and Diana's wedding in St. Paul's Cathedral and Charles' subdued second marriage to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Windsor Guildhall in 2005. The formal engagement is likely to turn the poised, brunette Middleton - already depicted approvingly in the fashion pages - into a global icon. With her confident good looks and long brown hair, Middleton has already become one of the most photographed women in Britain. The palace will be hoping that she combines Diana's glamour and charm with a more commonsense approach to life. At 28, Middleton is considerably older than Diana was when she wed at 20, and has had greater life experiences and longer training in dealing with the media. William and Harry have spent a lifetime in the spotlight, with their drunken nights out and female friends the subject of constant tabloid gossip. William once told an interviewer he wouldn't marry "until I'm at least 28 or maybe 30." He turned 28 in June, Middleton met William at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/100d4b3ca0172eaee0756e475cee0777 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 1 | Arrivals at St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 1 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=29s REEL 1 - GV The Queen's Landau from Buckingham Palace zoom into the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. LS The Queen Mother's landau. GV Bridesmaids car arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral. GV Crowd. MS Bridesmaids from car. MS Bridesmaid and Page boys up steps and into St. Paul's x 2. MS Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher. LS Mrs Nancy Regan arrives. GV Crowd and flags. LS Crowned Heads Of Europe on St Pauls steps. CU The Queen and DUke in landau x 2. GV Prince Charles landau from Palace zoom into him and Prince Andrew x 3. TS The Queen's carriage arrives at St. Pauls. CU Lord Mayor Of London (Sir Ronald Gardn � er-Thorpe) MS The Queen and Duke greeted by Lord Mayor. LS The Queen Mother and Prince Edward. LS The Queen, Duke, Queen Mother and Prince Edward enter St. Pauls. Zoom in Prince Charles' Carriage Procession x 2. MS Mounted Police outside Clarence House zoom out The Glass Coach leaves Clarence House. GV Interior The Queen's procession in St. Pauls. LS The Queen and Duke. LS Members of Royal Family move to seats. MS As before with King Of Tonga in background. LS Members of Royal Family followed by Queen Mother, Queen and Duke pull back to show choir and congregation. MS Royal Family seated. Zoom in Prince Charles and Prince Andrew from carriage and up steps x 2. LS Brides Carriage procession in Trafalgar Square. LS Prince Charles walks up aisle x 3. LS Glass Coach arrives at St Pauls. MS Earl Spencer out. CU Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones and India Hicks. MS Bride from carriage. MS Bride and father wave from half way up steps. MS Bride on steps whilst train adjusted. MS Bride up steps. LS Bride into St. Pauls. GV Interior Bride's procession up aisle. LS Procession of Clergy. CU Bishop of London (Right Rev Graham Leonard). LS Bride up aisle and joined by groom. GV Congregation. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Philippines: Manila: Armed Bank Robbery Attempt Foiled - 1996
 
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Three people were killed and two suspects were injured Wednesday in a dramatic foiled bank robbery on a busy Manila street. Police captured two suspects, including one former Philippines government militiaman. Witnesses and police said about 10 robbers approached a Philippine Commercial and Industrial Bank branch on Taft Avenue in the heart of the capital Manila. Three entered the building and disarmed the guards inside, while the rest tried unsuccessfully to disarm those outside the bank. As they tried to get away, one robber tried to stop a passing van but was run over by it, prompting his companions to fire at the people inside, killing a businessman and his son, witnesses said. The third fatality was a guard from a neighboring office who joined the shoot out. A bystander was injured in the crossfire. Two suspects, including an ex-militiaman pinned by the van, were injured and captured, but the others escaped, police said. SOUNDBITE (Tagalog): He said he was a victim at first, the one who was under the van so I didn't arrest him, but when I saw that he had a bandolier, I suspected he was one of the hold-uppers. SUPER CAPTION: PO3 Roger Ferias SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) I was on my table and was shocked because they shouted, he was wearing a fatigue with an M-203 (grenade launcher). He told me that this is a holdup. The M-203 was pointed at me so what I did was to run and hide under a car. SUPER CAPTION: Rodrigo La Plana, Security Guard In a show of defiance, the robbers reportedly returned to the bank three hours later and fired their guns indiscriminately. It was the third robbery of a bank or armored car in the capital this year. Last year, police recorded 24 bank robberies in the capital, one short of the 1994 record. Police said they were looking into the possibility that some of the robbers were soldiers or policemen belonging to one of several gangs that have been robbing banks in the Manila area. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/200deb57215f96752eb07b0deeeba5e2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Imran Khan comments after release from jail
 
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Lahore - 21 November 2007 1. Various of celebrations outside family home of released opposition leader Imran Khan Dera Ghazi Khan - 21 November 2007 2. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Imran Khan, Pakistani opposition leader: "On this occasion I suggest all political parties should boycott the upcoming elections, especially those parties that believe in democracy in Pakistan. These elections are going to be the biggest fraud in the history of Pakistan. Musharraf has done what no dictator in the history of Pakistan has ever done. He has crossed all limits." 3. Pan right of journalist 4. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Imran Khan, Pakistani opposition leader: "I don't know why they released me. If they think they have managed to scare me by arresting me, they are wrong. I will oppose him more strongly this time. I do not accept Musharraf's office or his position. I think he is the biggest traitor." 5. Pan left of party supporters 6. Khan leaving STORYLINE: A day after being released from prison Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's opposition figures, urged all political parties to boycott any elections organised by President Gen. Perves Musharraf in a bid to oust him from power. "I suggest all political parties should boycott the upcoming elections, especially those parties that believe in democracy in Pakistan. These elections are going to be the biggest fraud in the history of Pakistan," Khan said. Musharraf has said he expects to step down as military leader by the end of the month, and insists elections scheduled for January will be held on time. But he says he will not bow to international pressure to lift the state of emergency imposed three weeks ago in response to what he said was a growing threat from Islamic militants. On Wednesday Law Minister Afzal Hayder announced on state television that the government had released 5,634 lawyers and political party members. He said 623 people remained in custody, but that they would be let go soon. "I don't know why they released me. If they think they have managed to scare me by arresting me, they are wrong," he said. "I will oppose him more strongly this time. I do not accept Musharraf's office or his position. I think he is the biggest traitor," he added. Khan, a former cricket star who has become a firebrand in the opposition to Musharraf's rule, also said he would continue a hunger strike begun in custody. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/34e0898adbe98acc5c8a64b85c74933a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Turkish PM Erdogan walks off stage in clash over Gaza
 
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(29 Jan 2009) SHOTLIST WEF POOL 1. Wide of stage, including Israeli President, Shimon Peres and Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2. Stage, with Peres talking 3. Mid of audience listening 4. Mid of Peres and Erdogan on stage 5. Close of Peres speaking, turning to Erdogan, UPSOUND (English) Peres: "I want to understand why did they fire rockets against us. What for? There was not any siege against Gaza." 6. Various of Erdogan asking for time to respond, UPSOUND (English) Erdogan: "one minute, one minute..." 7. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister: (taken from simultaneous translation) "I feel that you perhaps feel a bit guilty and that is why perhaps you have been so strong in your words, so loud. Well you killed people. I remember the children who died on the beaches." 8. Various of Erdogan trying to speak and, chairperson trying to end proceedings 9. Erdogan walking off stage AP TELEVISION 10. People gathered in hallway 11. Close up of sign reading: (English) "middle east peace" 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Amr Moussa, Arab League Secretary-General: "Yes he walked out because he was not given the full time to answer, and we also wanted him to answer because what Mr. Peres said was first unacceptable, second, many of the points were not really accurate and we wanted to say something. So the Prime Minister of Turkey was not given that opportunity. He is after all the Prime Minister of Turkey and he wants to speak." (Question: And he was in his right to walk out and make a point?) "This is a different story. He is angry and I believe we are going to see him now." 13. Cutaway delegates ++MUTE++ STORYLINE Turkey's prime minister stalked off the stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday after reproaching Israel's president over the devastating military offensive in Gaza. The packed audience, which included President Barack Obama's close adviser Valerie Jarrett, appeared stunned as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Shimon Peres raised their voices and traded accusations. Peres was passionate in his defence of Israel's 23-day offensive in Gaza, which it said targeted Gaza-rulers Hamas and aimed to stop Palestinian militant rocket fire into southern Israeli towns. As he spoke, Peres often turned toward Erdogan, who in his remarks had criticised Israel's strict blockade of the Gaza Strip. "Why did they fire rockets? There was no siege against Gaza," Peres said, raising his voice. The heated debate with Israel and Turkey at the centre was significant because of the key role Turkey has played as a moderator between Israel and Syria. Erdogan appeared to express a sense of disappointment when he recounted how he had met with the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert just days before the offensive, and believed they were close to reaching terms for a face-to-face meeting with Syrian leaders. Obama's new Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, will be in Turkey for talks on Sunday. Erdogan was angry when a panel moderator cut off his remarks in response to an impassioned monologue by Peres defending Israel's offensive. The angry exchange followed an hour-long debate at the forum attended by world leaders in Davos. Erdogan tried to rebut Peres as the discussion was ending, asking the moderator, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, to let him speak once more. "You killed people," Erdogan told the 85-year-old Israeli leader. "I remember the children who died on beaches." When moderator repeatedly interrupted, asking him to stop, Erdogan angrily stalked off, leaving behind fellow panelists United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon and Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/61e8fccf791b1e2f8766ea162b585a06 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Student designs clock that writes the time every minute
 
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(21 Mar 2016) JAPAN CLOCK SOURCE: AP HORIZONS, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY RESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 5:39 AP Television Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan - 8 March 2016 1. Wide of handwriting clock in action 2. Close up of handwriting clock in action 3. Tilt up of handwriting clock in action 4. Side close up shot of handwriting clock in action 5. Tilt down of handwriting clock in action 6. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I've always been fascinated with traditional Karakuri puppets (wind-up dolls) that can write. I think even in this day and age, they're difficult to build and I wanted to focus my attention on something similar. Then I thought it would be interesting if I could come up with a design for a clock that wrote the time every minute. This is how I decided to start this project." 7. Right pan of upper part of the clock 8. Close up right pan of clock in action 9. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I started working on this project last year in April. From April to July I researched the design and structure of what I would have to build. Then in the months from August to October I worked on finalising the plans. Then in the four months from October to February I worked on making the actual clock. The most difficult part was cutting out all the wooden parts in the correct shape which I did with a band saw and was very time consuming." 10. Close up of Suzuki removing pin and clock starting 11. Wide of clock in action with Suzuki standing beside it 12. Low angle shot of clock working 13. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "While I was making it, right until the very end, nobody really understood what I was up to and then, once everyone saw the final product in action, many began to say how great it was and how much they liked it. It made me very happy." 14. Various of Suzuki adjusting the clock 15. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "The clock had to be able to write all numbers and the parts for writing each number correctly had to be carefully prepared. It was one thing doing the computer modelling, where everything worked well, but actually reproducing the parts by hand was tough. It took me a long time to make the parts and I had to remake some pieces over and over again." 16. Suzuki manually operating the clock 17. Close up of Suzuki manually operating the clock 18. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I sometimes wondered what I would do if I couldn't finish it. I was afraid I might not be able to graduate." 19. Suzuki checking the clock 20. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "There's still a couple of problems with the clock - it's not 100 percent complete yet. Sometimes it stops, or it slows down, or it speeds up. I will be hard at work in the coming weeks to complete the project." 21. Left angle close up shot of clock working 22. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I'm not really an outgoing person and I've always liked having something to work on on my own rather than just hanging out." 23. Wide of Suzuki sitting with his professor Isao Uehara in the lab where he built the clock 24. Suzuki and Uehara looking over some pictures on a tablet 25. Zoom out pan from wooden clock component to wide of Suzuki and professor Uehara LEADIN: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6a7b7daa7720398ec3b2493a9e583431 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Japan - New discoveries in paper folding
 
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T/I: 10:24:08 Anything made out of paper is generally thought to be structurally weak, but with skilful folding, paper can gain unexpected strength. The Japanese art of origami, or paper folding, has long been admired for its ingenuity, but this traditional pastime is now providing the basis for the foundation of a new technology. Two years ago, Professor Hideyuki Ohtaki, a teacher in mechanical engineering at Saitama University, and his students began conducting research into paper structures. They discovered that long triangular cylinders threaded horizontally through a collection of hexagons produced a strong structure that resisted twisting -- strong enough to hold the weight of a person. A tricycle made entirely out of recycled paper, using joints made from paper cups, was among the objects built to demonstrate the strength of their chosen material. With a fire and water resistant coating, paper could be used in unique ways giving it new options for the years ahead. SHOWS: JAPAN RECENT CU flimsy pieces of paper; Paper being folded into strong structure; Strong paper taking weight of apple; Exterior of Saitama University; Interior shot of researchers in meeting; SOT Professor Hideyuki Ohtaki: "Compared to metals, paper is extremely light-weight and easy to recycle. These advantages create various possibilities for the use of strong paper structures." Student cutting out paper shapes, CU paper structure being made on desk, CU completed structure, strength of structure being demonstrated; Person standing on strong paper structure; VS tricyle made from paper; VS strong paper structures; VS of paper structures. 2.49 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/54786da5df3e59a4477a85b9cc388fff Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President George H.W. Bush takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist
 
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(20 Jan 1989) Vice President George H.W. Bush places his left hand upon two Bibles, one used by George Washington, one by his own family, and takes his oath, administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/de236ebb3564466b90861501627e6fd3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tourism on the rise in Iran
 
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(11 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: More western tourists are visiting Iran after a thaw in relations following last year's nuclear deal. STORY-LINE: Iranians are seeing more foreign tourists on their streets a year after the landmark nuclear deal that ended a decade of standoff with the world community. Home to beautiful mountains, breathtaking historical buildings and priceless artwork it has lots to offer the intrepid holiday maker. UNESCO, the United Nations culture agency, has 21 sites in Iran on its World Heritage List. They include the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae, the mosques and palace at Meidan Emam of Isfahan and other sites. Beyond that, local skiers and snowboarders boast of Iran's mountains, while Tehran enjoys a growing modern art scene. Shiite pilgrims also travel to different sites in the country. In the last few years, Iran reported having around 5 million tourists a year, most coming from Iraq and other neighbouring countries. Tehran's historical Grand Bazaar, situated in the south, is the largest and most important market in the capital. Every day thousands of traders and ordinary people come to the bazaar to do business, shopping or just pass through. Jacques Genevieve Sanchez is a French tourist visiting the bazaar. She came to Iran with her husband a week ago. She says they started planning this trip years ago but felt now was the right time to finally make that happen. "(We travelled to Iran) because we thought of the country many, many years ago and it seems to them that it is easiest today because there is a new connection between Europe and Iran and we notice that it's true", she says. Another tourist is Stefan Moeller from Germany. The businessman chose Iran as a holiday destination for him and his wife and one-year-old son. Stefan says he has found it an interesting and safe destination despite all the negative publicity it gets. "European people are afraid about Iran. They think there is war and some bad guys here but it is all nice here. Because it's so funny and you can have a lot of fun without those things that we have in Europe", he says. However there are lots of Middle Eastern laws here that are worlds apart from life in Europe. Alcohol is illegal and women are required by law to cover their hair. Homosexuals can also face the death penalty in Iran. While it may be getting more popular with Europeans, Americans make up less than one percent of tourists. However despite US travel warnings, an American luxury tour operator is currently promoting a new trip to Iran in May. Illinois-based Abercrombie & Kent is offering the tour to those willing to take the risk, describing it as the first opportunity to see an Iran opening up to the West after the nuclear deal. The cost of the 12-day tour starts at 5,600 US dollars. Iran and America haven't had formal diplomatic relations since the 1979 US Embassy takeover following the country's Islamic Revolution. The Swiss Embassy currently looks after American interests in the country. Abercrombie & Kent says that interchange between American tourists and the Iranian people will help bridge the gap between the two nations. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/49c8a260592f95a9b01faf0144d5af85 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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German FM makes impassioned plea for peace
 
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1. Wide shot of audience 2. German Defence Joschka Fischer (clapping earlier to Rumsfeld's speech) 3. SOUNDBITE: (German) German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer: "We haven't even finished the first job, we by far haven't finished the job of fighting terrorism and the al Qaeda network. Who of you pretends to know that we will not get a blow which is not from Saddam Hussein but from the unfinished terrorism network? That's why I ask this critical question: why these priorities? Why do this now?" 4. Close up of US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld 5. SOUNDBITE: (German/ English) German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer: "We owe the Americans our democracy. They are very important for stability and peace especially. We Germans would never have been able to free ourselves from the Nazi regime without America. The Americans allowed us to build up our democracy but in this democracy my generation has learnt... (switches to English) You have to make the case, and to make the case in a democracy you have to be convinced yourself, and excuse me I am not convinced, this is my problem and I cannot go to the public and say, well let's go to war because there are reasons and so on, and I don't believe in that." 6. Mid shot of Fischer at podium looking towards Rumsfeld in audience 7. Wide shot of delegates at security conference STORYLINE: German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer made an impassioned plea for patience with Iraq on Saturday and said the German public sees no justification for going to war. Fischer responded to an earlier pro-war speech by Rumsfeld, stating that diplomatic efforts to secure Iraq's disarmament had not been exhausted and it was premature to start military moves. The Iraq crisis and the divisions it has caused among traditional allies dominated the annual conference in Munich where dozens of ministers and military and defence experts from Europe, North America and Asia have gathered. Fischer told the conference that Germany would not support a "military build up" ahead of the next UN Security Council session on February when chief weapons inspector Hans Blix is due to present a new report. Fischer also said that Germany would respect its commitments to Turkey under the NATO treaty. NATO has to decide by Monday whether to order its military experts to plan for the deployment of early warning planes, missile defence batteries and specialized units to Turkey. France, Germany and Belgium have held up the NATO planning for three weeks, arguing that it could undermine UN efforts to avert a war. Anxious alliance officials fear continued refusal could do permanent damage to NATO. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/16d2c5721ebc7b0f5beb49dad47b3120 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nelson Mandela Released From Prison  - 1990
 
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AP footage showing the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison. Crowds of well wishers are there to see him released. 11 February 1990 PAARL (commentary throughout this section). GV prison gate and many police Car convoy towards outer gate. Crowd waiting to see Mandela. LS Nelson and Winnie walk hand in hand. Winnie raises clenched fist. Both give ANC salute. CU Mandela walking. MCU Nelson and Winnie in car. Car moves off through crush of supporters and security and cameramen. motorcade leaving. 11 February 1990 CAPETOWN. GV motorcycle outriders lead Mandela convoy. PAN Convoy passing. Mandela car, damaged, drives past. Mandela car surrounded by supporters. MCU Mandela on balcony with supporters. Walter Sisulu chants to crowd, and introduces Mandela to crowd. Mandela chants to crowd. Crowd chants. X01716 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3a74d9933ba10bf172e48cc971748921 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Two faced cat! Longest living Janus cat in 2011
 
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His name is Frank and Louie, and he's just entered the record books. He's now the longest-living cat with two faces, also known as a Janus cat. Worcester, Massachusetts 1. Mid of cat called Frank and Louie on his owner''''s lap 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "My name is Marty and this is Frank and Louie, and Frank and Louie just recently made the Guinness World Records for the only, for the longest-surviving Janus cat. He has two faces, it''''s a very rare condition and it''''s even more rare that he survived." 3. Mid of Frank and Louie''''s face 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "Oh, I used to work at the Tufts University, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. And he was brought in, at a day-old, to be euthanised and I just offered to take him home and try to save him and they told me not to get my hopes up too much because usually they don''''t survive. They never survive, actually, and he is 12-years-old, September 8th." 5. Frank and Louie playing with rope 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "He''''s actually more of a dog than a cat. He walks on a leash, he goes right in the car, he loves car rides, I take him to Connecticut all the time when I go home to visit." 7. Close-up Frank and Louis 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "He is different. It''''s funny because people walk up to him thinking it''''s a nice, fluffy white cat and they''''re walking up with a big smile on their face to pat him, like, ''''Oh, what a beautiful cat'''' and I see a look of horror come over their faces when they actually see his face, it''''s funny," (Laughs.) 9. Marty Stevens walking cat in her backyard Grafton, Massachusetts 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Armelle deLaforcade, an associate professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and head of the animal hospital''''s emergency services: "In many cases a cat like this might be put to sleep because the family isn''''t willing to manage a cat that has congenital abnormalities, and I think this one is a good example that it''''s worth giving them a shot." Worcester, Massachusetts 11. Frank and Louie eating dry food put in a bowl on the kitchen floor Keyword - wacky - bizarre You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6ed46f620d08141f796061db15fba089 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UZBEKISTAN: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT YELTSIN STUMBLES DURING CEREMONY
 
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Russian/Nat There are once again questions about Russian President Boris Yeltsin's health after he swayed and nearly fell over during a military ceremony in Uzbekistan. Another welcome ceremony in which he was due to take part, was cancelled. Talks with Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan, were later held behind closed doors at a government residence. Yeltsin's spokesman said the Russian president had had a "difficult flight" and had caught at cold. Yeltsin is on a two day visit to the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan. As so often with the Russian leader, international crises were put on the back burner as doubts about his health took centre stage once more on Sunday. Yeltsin was seen to visibly stumble when he arrived in the Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent. He leant on the arm of President Karimov for support as he crossed the tarmac and later waved to the cameras. But more was to follow. Yeltsin was uncomfortable on his feet as he and Karimov stood side by side while the national anthems were played. An aide dashed closer to the Russian leader when it looked at one point as if he was going to fall over. After the ceremony, Karimov immediately took Yeltsin's arm as they walked away over the tarmac. A wreath laying ceremony at a monument to a national hero of Uzbekistan was cancelled. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Yakushkin said the Russian president was suffering from a cold after having been through a tough working week. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "I have to say I have spent the whole week with Boris Nikolayevich (Yeltsin). He has had a very busy working week, and that is why I am holding this briefing. Some of you were present at these meetings. It was a hard flight and not an easy end to his working week. I have to say he has a cold. SUPER CAPTION: Dmitry Yakushkin, Kremlin spokesman The 67-year-old president, who had a quintuple heart bypass, is facing an economic crisis and labour unrest at home while on the international front the crisis in Kosovo poses a serious challenge to Russia's international relations. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d05ed3b47f3717ff0ee3b12e9d950ce8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Twins say they're very excited to be having surgery
 
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Singapore - June 11, 2003 1. Various exteriors of Raffles Hospital 2. Twins walking in to presser 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ladan Bijani, conjoined twin: "We are very excited to be having surgery. We hope the surgery will be successful and we feel happy, excited and a little bit nervous, as we shall be." 4. Cutaway 5. Cutaway consultant neurosurgeon Keith Goh 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Laleh Bijani, conjoined twin: "We are so happy because the operation is a possibility and we are so happy because of the medical improvements and we are so happy this time there is a possibility to do the surgery." 7. Cutaway 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ladan Bijani, conjoined twin: "We are sure and confident that the best team will be coming to help us. We don't have any fear about the surgery because we know that every surgery has a high risk." 8. Cutaway media, pan to presser 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Walter Tan, Raffles Hospital: "We are embarking on this because we know there is a reasonable chance of success, at least for one of them. And the medical fraternity throughout the whole world has responded very well and we are very touched by this because when we approach people who have expertise in areas that we don't have they have come up almost immediately to say they would support." 10. Cutaway 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ladan Bijani, conjoined twin: "We want to, after surgery, do different careers. I want to continue law, to become a lawyer, but my sister wants to be a journalist like you. And we have a lot of work to do and a lot of dreams to do after surgery." 12. Cutaway FILE 13. Xrays/angiograms of the twins' skulls/brains 14. Model of what the twins' skulls look like STORYLINE: Adult Iranian twins joined at the head since birth said on Wednesday they were excited and happy about their scheduled separation surgery next month - a procedure that doctors say could kill one or both of the 29-year-old sisters. Laleh and Ladan Bijani have spent years trying to persuade doctors to operate and say they are prepared to take the risks. The operation, which will take place at Raffles Hospital in Singapore, will mark the first time surgeons have tried to separate adult craniopagus twins - siblings born joined at the head. The surgery is scheduled to take place in the first week of July. The twins arrived in Singapore on November 20 from Iran for medical and psychological evaluations. They are spending the days leading up to the surgery praying, chatting with friends on the Internet and building up strength at the gym, the twins told reporters at Raffles Hospital. The Bijani sisters, born in Tehran in 1974, have separate brains that lie next to each other in a joined skull. Their condition makes basic manoeuvering such as getting out of bed, walking through doors or going up and down stairs very awkward. The separation procedure will require a team of 12 surgeons and about 100 nurses and assistants and could take up to four days to complete, the lead surgeon Dr. Keith Goh has said. Once separated, Laleh has said she hopes to become a journalist in Tehran, while Ladan wants to earn a graduate degree in law and move back home with their parents in Shiraz. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e0877360f6083d00582763e58916a450 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Syrian govt forces show weapons they say rebels handed over
 
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(22 Apr 2018) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ++PLEASE NOTE THIS STORY WAS FILMED ON A MEDIA FACILITY SUPERVISED BY THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT++ ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Dumayr, Qalamoun area - 22 April 2018 1. Various of Syrian government forces unloading weapons from truck 2. Wide of Syrian and Russian flags flying over the site 3. Various of weapons, military equipment and Syrian forces 4. Mid of what appears to be military tactical radios made by the French company Thales, with manual reading "Thales" 5. Close of manual reading "Thales" 6. Wide of tanks with sign painted on the barrel of the gun reading (Arabic): "Army of Islam" barrel of the gun 7. Close of tank gun with sign reading (Arabic): "Army of Islam" 8. Wide of tanks 9. Mid of tank with signs reading (Arabic): "Army of Islam, Ahrar Al Sham Movement, Easter Qalmoun"   10. Line of pickup trucks mounted with heavy machinegun 11. Mid of ambulance 12. Close of Islamic State group sign on an ambulance STORYLINE: Syrian government forces on Thursday laid on display hundreds of weapons and military equipment which they say belonged to rebel groups. This video was filmed as part of a media trip to the Qalamoun region supervised by the Syrian-government.   Syria's official government news agency said that the weapons were handed over by the rebels to the Syrian military in return for their safe passage out of the area and into Northern Syria.   Many appeared to have been manufactured in the US or Europe. The Syrian government took control of the town of Dumayr on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government. There have been several handovers by rebels to the government in the capital region following a punishing government offensive against the rebellious eastern Ghouta region earlier this year. Rebels surrendered towns across eastern Ghouta as the offensive drove on, giving up control of an area once home to an estimated 400,000 people in a matter of weeks. The Syrian government has been following a proven strategy of besieging opposition areas until residents and fighters, desperate for food, medical treatment and relief, give up and accept government control. The Syrian government says it is fighting a war against terrorism and has sought to portray its recent gains as liberating territory from terrorist control. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b1e7829463c6f3df246fb3796e03df81 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Middle-aged graffiti elders are still picking up the spray
 
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(31 Jul 2012) LEADIN: Graffiti art was a radical form of expression that changed the landscape of New York's streets in the 1970s and 80s. Three decades on, many of the original graffiti artists are still spray painting their feelings and creating art on New York's streets despite their middle-aged responsibilities. STORYLINE: In torn jeans and saddled with a black backpack, Andrew Witten glances up and down the street for police, and then whips out his black marker pen and scribbles "Zephyr" on a wall. Witten was part of a generation of urban latchkey kids who spray-painted their initials all over Manhattan in the 1970s and '80s. Now the artistic rebels that transformed the city's urban landscape, and art scene are coming of age - middle age, that is. But the 51-year-old single father is having trouble putting away his spray paint can. Now revered as a graffiti elder, Witten says it is the only time he feels free. "I'm chronologically old to be out there doing it. I'm sure I can't run quite as fast. But it's the only time that I feel completely free actually," he says. Witten built a reputation as a master at spray-painting extravagant graffiti pieces on freight and subway trains, called train-bombing, in the neighbourhoods where he now teaches his 6-year-old daughter, Lulu, to skateboard. For him, spray-painting other people's property with his nickname, or tag, is almost an addiction, and danger is part of the drug. Crawling under barbed wire, ducking from police officers, even being shot at is all part of the experience. But he is all too aware of the consequences of being caught by the police for expressing himself on public property when he is a single father caring for his daughter. "I'm ready. I could go tonight. But I have to be pragmatic and look at the benefits if I go tonight and the risks. And because of my daughter that wouldn't be the responsible thing to do because she needs her father and in jail I'm not much use as a father," he says. But with an artist's heart, Witten describes painting graffiti in more poetic terms. He calls it a freeing experience, in which the silence of night gives way to the hiss and mist of the spray rising into the moonlight. On a tour of past works of graffiti, Witten says something from 1994 is a rarity: usually work would be spray painted over, or cleaned away. Witten's brush with fame now often comes with his freelance art writing and his sporadic visits to his daughter's school, where he teaches her classmates how to draw. Lulu knows her father draws "crazy art," a term she picked up from seeing graffiti on trains. "Well she's a big fan of graffiti but she has her own name for it which is 'crazy art' which she came up with on her own," he says. Angel Ortiz recently served 41 days of a 50-day sentence in the Rikers Island jail system after being busted for spraying his tag, LA Roc, on a billboard in March last year. For decades, 45-year-old Ortiz, has been known on Manhattan's Lower East Side as LA Roc. A traumatic loss of a girlfriend brought him out of a 14-year hiatus from graffiti writing. He has since been caught three times spraying his tag on property, each time while walking a friend's dog. The streets are his canvasses he says. He usually scribbles with black marker pen, "LA Roc", and was doing this when he was caught by police. When a pair of police officers smelled the fresh paint and nabbed Ortiz, they asked if he saw himself as too old to be doing graffiti. But even now, Ortiz keeps a spray can or marker in his pocket to satisfy that incessant itch to tag mailboxes, signs and fire hydrants. Graffiti documentary maker and photographer Henry Chalfant looks back at Ortiz's heyday as a revolutionary time period in street art. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9fb502f92abaa42706c49d1f08967133 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Robin Williams impersonates Al Pacino
 
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(13 May 2002) 337929 USA: INSOMNIA PREMIERE - ROBIN WILLIAMS EXPLAINS HOW THE TRIBECA REGION AND DOWNTOWN NEW YORK IS PICKING UP AGAIN, WHEN HE IS DISTRACTED BY AL PACINO. ROBIN THEN DUCKS BEHIND PACINO AND BEGINS TO IMPERSONATE HIM, AS PACINO MIMES THE WORDS. EF02/0407 06:20:54 APTN You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a11568cf5bbbdcdc839b1582c8707bc5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Waterspout hits Sydney to Hobart yacht race
 
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(27 Dec 2001) Off east coast of Australia - 27 December 2001 1. Various of twister in front of Nicorette yacht 2. Nicorette crew below decks 3. Wide shot Nicorette yacht battling through high seas 4. Zoom in on twister from coast STORYLINE: A big twister struck the Sydney to Hobart yacht race late on Wednesday, nearly knocking out favourites the Nicorette team. Disaster struck the Swedish maxi yacht off the east coast of Australia, tearing its mainsail and nearly carrying away skipper Ludde Ingvall. He described the experience as "surreal". Seasoned sailor Ingvall said he'd seen twisters before but had always managed to avoid them. But this one followed the boat and they had no choice but to go through the middle of it. Nicorette managed to get back on track by Thursday, closing the gap on race leader and Volvo around-the-world entrant Illbruck of Germany. The encounter with the twister had forced Nicorette to drop back into 15th place overnight. Skipper Ludde Ingvall said the 80-foot maxi was now in about sixth position and making up ground with the use of its backup mainsail. Nicorette last year recorded the second fastest line-honours victory in the 57-year history of the 630-nautical-mile Sydney to Hobart race. The race record of 1 day, 19 hours, 48 minutes and 2 seconds was set in 1999 by Danish 60-footer Nokia. Earlier Thursday, eight of the 75 starters had retired after a night of thunderstorm activity and southwesterly winds of up to 30 knots. Boats contesting the Volvo Ocean Race filled the top positions. They are en route to Auckland, New Zealand on the third leg of the around-the-world race, with a stop in Hobart. Illbruck is the overall race leader after winning the first two legs. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/21fba256b9faabd7d0db31889eeb1c0b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SYND 9-3-74 NIXON ACCOMPANIES SINGER PEARL BAILEY AT THE PIANO
 
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(7 Mar 1974) Singer Pearl Bailey convinces US President, Richard Nixon to accompany her on the piano, at a White House function You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fd81eefa90fbf22b4727463426ffc1a3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SYND21-09-73 BATTLE OF THE SEXES BILLIE-JEAN KING V BOBBY RIGGS AT TENNIS
 
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(21 Sep 1973) Billie-Jean King plays Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes clash in the Astrodome, Houston, Texas. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/06065b93ab097d3a91974d3859da1eac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen addresses French Senate
 
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1. Wide shot Senate courtyard with Republican guards 2. Various Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh arriving, being welcomed by President of Senate Christian Poncelet and President of the National Assembly Jean-Louis Debre 3. Military honours in senate courtyard 4. Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh entering senate 5. Mid shot Queen being applauded inside senate 6. Mid shot crowd applauding 7. Wide shot Queen, Christian Poncelet and Jean-Louis Debre arriving in room 8. Audience 9. SOUNDBITE (French) Queen Elizabeth II: "This anniversary gives a special meaning to my state visit, my fourth one to France. Looking back, it is the moment to celebrate the foresightedness of this agreement that laid the foundations for a decisive alliance that allowed both our countries to brave the difficult times of the twentieth century. Looking forward, it gives us the opportunity to put aside recent tensions and to rise to the challenge and the promises of tomorrow. Both our countries have chosen to make Europe and the European Union the main vector for their economic and political aspirations. This choice does not threaten friendship ties." 10. Cutaway audience listening 11. SOUNDBITE (French) Queen Elizabeth II: "This is about complimentary ties. More than ever we are committed to making the voice of Europe heard in the world and to give European diplomacy the military credibility it requires to allow the European Union, when necessary, to engage in military operations that NATO is not involved in." 12. Wide of audience applauding, and Queen STORYLINE: Queen Elizabeth II addressed the French Senate on Tuesday afternoon, on the second day of her state visit. The speech, in French, followed a packed day of engagements, including a visit to the Louvre museum, after lunch with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and his wife in Matignon, the French Prime Minister''s residence. Earlier on, the Queen watched a performance by the elite Cadre Noir dressage team before going for a walk along the Rue Montorgueil, accompanied by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe. The monarch''s three-day trip marks the centennial of the Entente Cordiale, a colonial-era agreement that ended centuries of warring and hostility between France and Britain and paved the way for cooperation during two world wars. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f1b47ab9dac8d4cc6c03f733aaf8d86c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara show off First dog Millie's new puppies to White Hou
 
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(29 Mar 1989) First dog Millie's half-dozen puppies went on display for the White House press corps Wednesday as President Bush and his wife Barbara looked on admiringly and chatted with reporters. The puppies - five females and a male - hovered close to the neatly cropped grass - their eyes closed - as the president and his wife talked of their experience with the litter and the dogs' mother. The Bushes have decided to give the puppies away to some of their 11 grandchildren - apparently on a first-bid, first-serve basis. Mrs. Bush said the children claiming the puppies will have the right to name them, and that so far, only one - "Pickles" - has been spoken for. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2958adb191454d08a8ccb605f5e8315a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 3 | after the ceremony | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 3 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeL-kFARpk Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU&t=2s The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. REEL 3 - Bride and Groom from St Pauls. MS Down steps. TS Into Landau x 2. MS Bridesmaids put train into landau. LS The Queen and families look on. CU Bride and groom. MS Families look on. TS Landau moves off. MS Group including Princess Michael of Kent. TS Bridal procession down Fleet Street. GV Crowds. GV Bridal procession through Trafalgar Square x 2. GV The Queen and Earl Spencer's landau zoom in. GV Duke and Mrs Shand Kydd's landau zoom in. GV The Queen Mother and Prince Andrews landau zoom in. GV Crowd. GV Bridal procession rounds Queen Victoria's Memorial (QVM) x 2. MS Bridal pair in Landau pull back as it enters Palace. BV Crowds waving flags. MS Bridal landau arrives at Grand Entrance and couple alight and enter Palace. MS The Queen's landau halts. MCU Postillion. MS Duke and Mrs Shand Kydd followed by Queen Mother and Prince Andrew enter Palace. TS Crowds rush to railings x 3. LS Crowds move up the Mall x 2. MS Couple out onto balcony and joined by Bridesmaids and Page boys. LS Couple on balcony. MS Couple as Charles kisses Diana's hand then Queen moves into framce. TS Crowd. MS Earl Spencer, The Queen , Bride & Groom. TS Crowd. Pull Back to show families on balcony and Charles kiss Diana. TS Crowd. GV Landau through Palace arch (Honeymoon departure). MS Pan couple in landau and balloons tied to back. LS Families and friends on forecout with Prince Andrew standing centre left. MS Couple in landau pull back as it enters the Mall. TS procession away down the Mall. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Bentley gift for Queen's Golden Jubilee
 
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1. Wide shot Windsor Castle 2. New Bentley limousine covered in cloth 3. Queen Elizabeth emerges to see limousine 4. Bentley is unveiled 5. Royal crest 6. Queen inspects her new limousine 7. Queen reflected in wheel cap, pan up to Queen herself 8. Bentley being driven out of garage 9. Bentley being polished 10. Interior of vehicle 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Sarah Perris, Bentley communications director "This is a complete one off. It's been built from the ground up exclusively for Her Majesty the Queen. It's the first time ever that a state limousine has ever been designed - interior, exterior, chassis - from the ground up for a member of the British royal family." 12. SOUNDBITE (German) Franz-Josef Paefgen, Chairman, Bentley Motors "It's always something very special if you do a car for a king or queen, and specially for the English queen. This is a great car, six metres long, weighing four tonnes, and it has impressive acceleration." 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Franz-Josef Paefgen, Chairman, Bentley Motors "It's always something very special if you do a car for a king or queen, and specially for the English queen. For a company like us, it's the most important thing you can imagine. " 14. Chauffeur enters limousine, drives it away STORYLINE: Britain's Queen Elizabeth received a special Jubilee gift on Wednesday - a new state limousine courtesy of the Bentley motor company. The vehicle was crafted by hand and took two years to build. It's worth around 250-thousand dollars. Bentley is one of the most famous names in British motoring, although it's now owned by the German company Volkswagen. The new limousine will be used for the first time on Tuesday when the Queen leaves St Paul's Cathedral after a Thanksgiving service to mark 50 years on the throne. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/55730b51039c1a5617190fd8dca14585 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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RUSSIA: US FARMER CAUSES AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
 
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Eng/Russian/Nat Thousands of miles from the shores of the United States, a little piece of America has taken root in Russia. Four years ago Charles Edgemon left his native state of Texas and set up a model farm to teach U-S farming techniques to Russian farmers. Four years on the project is coming to an end but now Edgemon doesn't want to pull up his newly dug roots and return home. 100 kilometres from the old world charm and beauty of St Petersburg is the tiny Russian village of Volkov. In this cold and inhospitable environment, a US-government project has been quietly bringing about an agricultural revolution. Following an agreement between the U-S Department of Agriculture and the mayor of St Petersburg, Texan farmer Charles Edgemon packed his bags in 1992 and went east to set-up this model farm. The land, on the site of a former state-run farm, was provided by the Russians - the know-how by the Americans. Together with a colleague from Wisconsin, Edgemon teaches and demonstrates techniques to Russian farmers as well as growing vegetable and grain crops using Russian seeds and equipment. Russian agriculture has been in a state of collapse for several years, a situation which Edgemon believes must be rectified if Russia wants to become a real force on the world stage again. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Any country that is strong. Any country that is great has to have an agricultural base and Russia must have a strong agricultural base to be a leader in the western world." SUPERCAPTION: Charles Edgemon, U-S farmer And his hard work has already had an impact. Seven Russian farmers who have used the newly-taught methods have managed to improve their crops. The money they've earned has been spent on buying new buildings and equipment and some are in the process of constructing their own homes. The local farmers have warmed to their American neighbours, who give their produce to local children's homes, churches and other needy groups. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "What marks out American farmers is their friendliness to other people, they seem to like everyone without exception." SUPERCAPTION: Sergei Legonkov, Russian farmer Charles' wife Lyndell also acts as an adviser on the farm. The couple have adjusted well to the life here, even developing a taste for Russian cooking. The Edgemon's contract finishes in October but the couple are looking at ways to stay on. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Russia is very close to the heart. Russia is very special to us. I would never have thought 20 years ago that I would be working in Russia and having so many Russian friends. But now it's different and we have found that Russians are just like Americans. There is no difference. We just speak a different language and have a little bit different cultural background. We're all the same." SUPERCAPTION: Charles Edgemon, U-S farmer The transition from state-run farming to privately managed agriculture has not been easy for the Edgemons' Russian protégés. They often have to overcome impassable roads, poor irrigation, blackouts and a lack of equipment and supplies. But Edgemon believes success will come even if it is only the next generation of farmers that will reap the benefit. By that time Charles and Lyndell may have returned to Texas but thanks to their efforts, in Volkov there'll always be a corner of a distant land that will be forever - America. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/32db706bd5dd18594f6987beceec5389 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Toronto neighbour of Meghan Markle speaks to the AP
 
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(27 Nov 2017) A neighbour of American actress Meghan Markle, who Kensington Palace announced on Monday is engaged to be married to Britain's Prince Harry, said she once gave him a gift for letting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police park outside his house. Markle accompanied the gift of Belgian chocolates with a handwritten note. Neighbour Fortunato Agliodoro said Markle had "beautiful calligraphy." Markle used to freelance as a calligrapher. Agliodoro described her as "lovely" and said she greeted him whenever she saw him. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. The announcement came on Monday from the office of Harry's father, Prince Charles. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9c3ed44aa55607372029c8fca87a4ebe Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Berlin Wall comes down - 1989
 
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Bulldozer And Demolition Crane Removing Top Sections Of Wall While Crowds Cheer And Shout bulldozer claw descending on wall and lifting section from top of wall crowds chanting and cheering cu bulldozer claw swinging in air, lowered onto wall and removing section. crowd cheering crowd holding up sparklers bulldozer and demolition crane removing top sections of wall while crowds cheer and shout crane hooked onto first main section of wall. sparks flying as sections cut into wall with circular saw first main section of wall loosened, crowd goes wild crowd chanting and cheering You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6bc90809ecdd1d6cc20c72cc5ad23d20 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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William and Kate at gala dinner for children's charity
 
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(9 Jun 2011) SHOTLIST ++RUSHES FOR THIS STORY ON TAPE NUMBER GEN2033 - Duration 27 Mins++ 1. Wide of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Kensington Palace for charity gala dinner 2. William and Kate posing for photographers and entering building 3. Various of William and Kate chatting with guests 4. Tilt up of Kate's dress 5. Mid of William talking to guests 6. Various close ups of William and Kate 7. Wide of gala dinner 8. Wide of William and Kate arriving for dinner 9. Prince William walking towards podium, UPSOUND: applause and wolf-whistling 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Duke of Cambridge: "This new, joint initiative is based on our shared vision and commitment to transform lives of thousands of young people. I know that I'm very fortunate. I've had a good education, a secure home and a loving and supporting family. So many young people, however, do not have this advantages, and, as a result, can lack the confidence and knowledge to realise their full potential." 11. Cutaway of audience 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Duke of Cambridge: "Programmes from this partnership will raise aspirations, broaden horizons and encourage young people to achieve what may have seem to them unachievable." 13. Mid of people attending the dinner 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Duke of Cambridge: "With your help ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) and the Foundation (the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry) are committed to a four-year programme. It would generate opportunities in education for young people in the United Kingdom and than later expand beyond our shores, initially to projects in sub-Saharan Africa." 15. Prince William walking back to his seat STORYLINE The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a black-tie banquet at Kensington Palace in London on Thursday evening. The event was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) charity, in association with the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The royal foundation provides charitable grants by raising sustainable funds. William and Kate were greeted by Arpad Busson, the co-founder of ARK and than went on to chat with his guests. In his speech before the dinner the Duke of Cambridge announced a joint venture between ARK and the Foundation with the ambition "to transform lives of thousands of young people" in the UK and Africa. "Programmes from this partnership will raise aspirations, broaden horizons and encourage young people to achieve what may have seem to them unachievable," prince said in his speech. His wife Katherine listened to the speech with host of stars who were sitting at her and Prince's table, including Colin Firth, the Oscar-winning actor for his role in the King's Speech. Elizabeth Murdoch, the daughter of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, and Turner Prize winning sculptor Anish Kapoor. "I know that I am very fortunate. I had a good education, a secure home and a loving and supportive family. So many young people, however, do not have these advantages and, as a result, can lack the confidence and knowledge to realise their full potential," said prince William. The initiative, William said, would be a four-year programme. "It would generate opportunities in education for young people in the United Kingdom and than later expand beyond our shores, initially to projects in sub-Saharan Africa," he added. UK media reported that guests at the dinner paid 10-thousand pounds (16-thousand US dollars) for each ticket. The gala dinner was Prince William and his new wife's first official engagement as a married couple. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b40b58264086f294a25c1cf106fc4ec0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen Elizabeth arrives at Kew Palace for b''day dinner, fireworks
 
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1. Various exteriors of Kew Palace and well-wishers waiting 2. Various of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Harry arriving 3. Various of Zara Philips, daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips arriving with Prince William 4. Various of Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, arriving 5. Various of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, followed by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne 6. Various laser show 7. Various of Queen Elizabeth II and family on front steps to watch fireworks 8. Fireworks 9. Close-up of Queen Elizabeth II 10. Wide of family group watching fireworks 11. Fireworks 12. Queen Elizabeth II and family turn to go back inside STORYLINE: Thousands of well-wishers sent messages to Queen Elizabeth II on her 80th birthday on Friday. On Friday evening, the celebrations climaxed at Kew Palace in southwest London where her eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles, hosted a formal dinner to round off the day. The guest list was small and exclusive - two dozen very close family members. A 10-minute firework display took place before the meal. Music during the evening was to be provided by the London Chamber Orchestra. During the dinner party the Band of the Royal Marines played in the garden to entertain a crowd of about 2,000 well-wishers outside. Joining the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were her grandson Prince Harry; her son the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. Also there was her youngest son Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and his wife, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex; the Princess Royal, Princess Anne and her husband Rear Admiral Tim Laurence; the Queen''s grandchildren Peter and Zara Phillips; the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; the Duke of Kent; Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra. Viscount and Viscountess Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto - the late Princess Margaret''s children and their spouses - also attended. keyword-Queen Elizabeth II 80th birthday You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9d3fa496957d11e23bbf7ee325b1c950 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Russian Pres Vladimir Putin arrives at Bush home in Maine - 2007
 
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1. Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US President George Bush getting out of helicopter and walking towards car and getting in 2. Car driving away 3. Putin flanked by US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, greeting Barbara Bush, former US First Lady and giving both ladies bouquets, pull out to wide, zoom in to Bush, Bush senior and Putin, pan to First ladies 4. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice going to Putin and greeting him, Putin greeting other officials 5. The two presidents walking up stairs and entering house, zoom out to wide of property STORYLINE: Relations are rocky between President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, but their meeting began Sunday with handshakes and smiles, and flowers and kisses from Putin for first lady Laura Bush and Bush's mother. Bush waited at his family's Maine seacoast estate as his father, former President George H.W. Bush, met Putin at a nearby airport and rode with the Russian leader in a helicopter to the compound. Emerging from a limousine, Putin handed large bouquets of flowers to Laura Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, then kissed them on both cheeks. "It's pretty casual up here - unstructured," Bush said about the setting for his talks with Putin. Bush knows what he wants from the visit: convince Putin that a U.S. missile defence system in Eastern Europe would not threaten Russia. Bring the Kremlin behind tough new penalties aimed at Iran's suspected nuclear weapons programme. Generally defrost relations. What the Russian president seeks is less clear. Putin requested a meeting with Bush before going to Guatemala, where Olympic officials are picking a host city for the 2014 winter games. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/37d84ad2e01b95be6d655f9323284ae5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Phoenix, Ramsay talk speedy turnaround for 'You Were Never Really Here'
 
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(27 May 2017) PHOENIX, RAMSAY TALK SPEEDY TURNAROUND FOR 'YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE' Joaquin Phoenix and director Lynne Ramsay Saturday (27 MAY 2017) told the Cannes Film Festival about the speed with which its closing film "You Were Never Really Here" was brought into being. The "We Need to Talk About Kevin" filmmaker returns to the Palme d'Or shortlist with her new tale of corrupt power and vengeance. Based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, "You Were Never Really Here," follows Phoenix as a tormented war veteran trying to save a teenaged girl – played by Ekaterina Samsov - from a sex trafficking ring. As his rescue mission goes wrong, a storm of violence is unleashed that may lead to his awakening. Ramsay adapted the story with Phoenix in mind for the lead role – but had to get ready for shooting in just two months, to slot into a last minute gap in his schedule. "I was meant to do something else and that didn't happen and Lynne and I had spoken already and I said, 'Do you think you could make it this summer?' which was like two months away," recalled Phoenix. "She said, 'Yeah,' I thought, 'Can you really get a movie together that quickly?' and somehow she did. It came together really quickly" "I didn't even think I'd finish the script and then I was going into prep and then getting visas to go to New York because I was living in Santorini at the time so it was really a bit crazy," added Ramsay. "But I think some of that spirit was good." The director arrived at the festival fresh from working on post production, adding Johnny Greenwood's music just last week. Ramsay told the conference she was still editing the final cut. Critics at the conference gave the festival version a warm reception, congratulating Ramsay on the tale's subversion of thriller norms. "We wanted to get away from that idea of the male hero," noted Phoenix, " I remember Jim Wilson, the producer would sometimes describe it as 'the impotence of masculinity' so we kind of established this character that seems very capable but in some ways he's not. I think what's maybe interesting about this film for a genre film is that really the girl is ultimately the one who saves herself, so it's not about man coming in and saving the girl." Ramsay was also asked about her thoughts on the controversy surrounding streaming-only films in this year's competition. After insisting she had not been following the debate, Ramsay noted, "I believe in movies being projected, going to this technical rehearsal seeing a film on the big screen, that's an experience so obviously as a filmmaker I believe in that, but also Amazon helped to finance my film, Ted Hope, who's the head of Amazon is a film buff, he knows every movie and he's really helped me so – and I think there's some really good stuff coming on TV too, 'Twin Peaks' and 'Top of the Lake' so it's a tough time, but I really hope we always have theatrical releases." "You Were Never Really Here" is part financed by Amazon Studios – which has a policy of screening its original movies on the big screen before transferring them to its streaming service. Ramsay has won four awards at the festival in previous years, for her short films "Small Deaths" and "Gasman" and her English/Spanish language tale "Morvern Callar." "We Need to Talk About Kevin" was launched in Cannes, where it screened in competition in 2011. The winner of the Palme d'Or is announced on Sunday 28 May. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d132c09dbb29a81d3ffda5d2e9cabf3b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President Bush ducks as man throws shoes at him in protest
 
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George W Bush got a size-10 reminder of the fervent opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him - one after another - during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. 1. US President George W. Bush speaking at podium, standing next to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki 2. Zoom out, Bush shaking hands with al-Maliki 3. Bush starting to speak, man identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, stands up and throws shoe at Bush, Bush ducks. Pull back wide, man throws second shoe, Bush ducks. Security hold man on the floor UPSOUND: shouting 4. Slow Motion sequence of man throwing shoes STORYLINE His legacy forever linked to an unpopular war, President George W. Bush visited Iraq under intense security on Sunday and declared that the long, hard conflict was necessary to protect the United States and give Iraqis hope. But he got a size-10 reminder of the fervent opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him - one after another - during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. This is the end," shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt. Bush ducked both throws. Neither leader was hit. In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt - Iraqis whacked a statue of Saddam Hussein with their shoes after US Marines toppled it to the ground after the 2003 invasion. "All I can report," Bush joked after the incident, "is a size 10." The US president visited the Iraqi capital just 37 days before he hands the war off to President-elect Barack Obama, who has pledged to end it. Keyword wacky bizarre You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/afc0913af6350bb0621a548d9e1a1b4e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Report from poor township on outskirts of Yangon City
 
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11 October, 2006 1. Wide shot of houses in slum on outskirts of Yangon city 2. Girl pumping water 3. Wide shot of slum 4. Woman with face paint 5. People sitting in alleyway 6. SOUNDBITE: (Burmese) Khin Hmin Shue, resident: "We are very poor. We can't even send this child to school and I haven't even paid the land tax." 7. Various of Khin Hmin walking with children towards her house 8. Khin Hmin preparing rice 9. Various of Khin Hmin feeding child 10. Wide shot of huts 11. People sitting on ground 12. People walking in street 13. Close-up of woman with face paint on 14. Wide shot of slum 15. SOUNDBITE: (Burmese) Hla Soe, resident: "Consumer prices are increasing and it is hard to make ends meet. Sometimes I have to borrow money when I'm sick because we don't have extra money. Life is really hard, it's not just me, it's everyone." 16. Various of villagers 12 October, 2006 17. Exterior shot of boarding house in slum for those renting rooms 18. Tilt down from boarding house rooftop to people inside 19. Close-up of woman and child 20. Man and children eating 21. Close-up of man 22. SOUNDBITE: (Karen) Saw Ba Myint, boarding house tenant: "We have to live in a small room with other members of the family. It's difficult to sleep, move and eat. It is a hard life but because we are hard up, we live a difficult life." 23. Various of Saw Ba with his family in boarding house 24. Wide shot of slum STORYLINE: One in four of Myanmar's households live below the poverty line, according to the World Bank, and as the country's military junta continues to spend huge amounts on its new capital and the military budget, people in Yangon's poor neighbourhoods are suffering. AP Television went to the slums of the former capital Yangon, and saw the daily hardships people suffered. Many people live on monthly salaries amounting to little more than a few dollars, and residents say they barely have enough to eat. "Sometimes I have to borrow money when I'm sick because we don't have extra money," one resident said. "Life is really hard, it's not just me, it's everyone," said one of the locals, Hla Soe. Those too poor to afford private housing can rent a bed in a boarding house. One construction worker shares a room of approximately 2.5 square metres with his family of nine. "It's difficult to sleep, move and eat," Saw Ba Myint said. "It is a hard life." US sanctions against the country have hit hard, and other foreign investment has largely stayed away because of the legal uncertainties and the policies of the repressive regime. Humanitarian organisations have been increasingly complaining that the ordinary people of Myanmar are forced to turn to opium production, child labour and prostitution in a bid to escape the poverty trap. But the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says the overall situation for children in the larger towns is considerably better than in rural and urban resettlement areas. Myanmar has been ruled by the military since 1962. The new administrative capital is Naypyidaw. The current group of generals came to power in 1988 after the brutal suppression of a pro-democracy campaign that brought Aung San Suu Kyi to prominence. It called elections in 1990 but refused to hand over power when Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won. Since then it has jailed hundreds of dissidents. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, has spent about 10 of the last 16 years under house arrest. Myanmar has pledged to allow democracy under strong pressure from its neighbours as well as the US and other Western powers, but has so far failed to deliver. Keyword-poverty You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/03ad39c64165d436fc8144cf79ff71d8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Behind locked doors of the biggest venom producer in the world
 
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(26 Oct 2012) Valence, France, October 11, 2012 1. Various of Puff Adder crawling and striking on floor of storage room in venom production laboratory 2. Various tracking shots of member of staff going through security doors to get to snake storage area (serpentarium) 3. Close of man's feet stepping onto and off disinfectant pads 4. Close of man entering storage unit 5. Wide reverse view of man coming into storage unit 6. Close tilt down of trays with labels giving details of the snakes held within 7. Mid of man opening tray 8. Close of snake in tray 9. Wide of snake being checked by staff and tray being closed 10. SOUNDBITE: (English), Harold de Pomyers, CEO, Latoxan "The species we are housing here coming from all over the world, and anti-venom manufacturers are trying to develop regional anti-venom products, and we need to cover these many different species." 11. Wide pan from road to the gates of Latoxan laboratories 12. Close of Latoxan company sign 13. Close of warning sign reading: "Do not park, access for fire brigade " 14. Mid of Indian Cobra on the floor of the storage area being lifted 15. Close of Indian Cobra in drawer which is being shut 16. SOUNDBITE: (English), Harold de Pomyers, CEO, Latoxan "The quantities we are getting from milking are very small and accordingly the prices may seem very expensive. Prices of venoms, of snake venoms, range from about 500 Euros ($650 USD), to 4000 Euros, ($5,200 USD) per gram (0.03 ounces) and the price of the scorpions range from between 10,000 Euros ($13,000 USD) per gram (0.03 ounces) and 30,000 Euros ($39,000 USD)." 17. Wide zoom in of Latoxan laboratory workers picking up Puff Adder for venom collection 18. Close of lab worker holding head of snake 19. Various of venom being extracted into glass 20. Close of snake's fangs 21. Close of another snake being milked for it's venom 22. Various close of laboratory worker examining venom in glass 23. Wide of laboratory worker taking out tray of scorpions stored in jars 24. Close of scorpion being removed from jar 25. Various of scientist preparing scorpion for venom extraction 26. Close of scorpion venom being extracted Paris, France, September 27, 2012 27. SOUNDBITE: (English), Professor Max Goyffon, biochemist & immunologist, Mus�um National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, " Venom potential is huge. We have calculated than in snake venom, or precisely in scorpion venom, we can find few hundred unknown different toxins. We only know one or two per cent of them. There is about 2000 different species of scorpions, if you multiply these 2000 species by hundreds toxins, you will get million of substances to analysed and to study. This is a huge potential. Valence, France, October 11, 2012 28. Various of laboratory worker pouring venom into storage jar 29. Close of jar being sealed and put in cupboard LEADIN The number of companies producing venom for antidotes has shrunk so drastically, that demand is pushing up its value. The venom is used as to combat lethal snake and insect bites, but now doctors believe it may hold the key to understanding and treating other illnesses. STORYLINE : This Puff Adder is inside Latoxan, France's biggest producer of venom. It's also one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Its bite releases a slow acting cytotoxic venom. It causes severe tissue damage, and if it remains untreated it can spread, causing gangrene and secondary infections which can result in loss of fingers and limbs. It can cause circulatory collapse and renal failure, which can result in death. This Puff Adder is just one of hundreds of snakes from seventy different species that are kept at this high security laboratory in Valence in south eastern France. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a4c497075394c7a8a5767500554bc273 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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AFRICA: TANZANITE RARE GEMSTONES
 
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English/Nat Dubbed the "Millennium Stone" by the exclusive New York jewellery stone Tiffany's, Tanzanite is a velvety-blue rare gemstone found only in a small corner of Africa. It's fast becoming the stone to be seen wearing, and at the right time too. As the United Nations begins harsh sanctions against the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" which help fuel civil wars in countries like Sierra Leone and Congo, the conscience of jewellery consumers is slowly turning away from diamonds. Discovered in 1967 by a Masai warrior at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the precious stone was then named Tanzanite by the vice president of Tiffany's after its country of origin. This rare gem is growing in popularity and is reported to be the second most popular gemstone in the United States alone. This, and the fact that it is found only in a square kilometre near Arusha in Tanzania means that the world's supply is expected to be completely decimated within 20 years. SOUNDBITE: (English) "What makes Tanzanite so amazing is that it really is a geological phenomenon. It should never really have occured in the first place, but it did occur. And only this one deposit on this entire planet that is known, makes it more than a thousand times rarer than diamonds and certainly within the next 15 to 20 years, there will be no Tanzanite mined." SUPER CAPTION: Mike Nunn, AFGEM Director of Public Relations The current value of the coloured gemstone industry standing at 10 (b) billion U-S dollars per annum, is equivalent in value to that of the diamond industry. SOUNDBITE: (English) "If you compare a diamond and the marketing of diamonds with that of Tanzanite then it's very obvious that diamonds have been marketed over a much longer period, it's been known for a much longer time. Tanzanite was only recently discovered in the Sixties so the marketing for diamonds has been going on for a very long time, whereas, Tanzanite, which is a much rarer mineral in geological terms, the marketing process is not sufficient as for that of diamond." SUPER CAPTION: Dr Reyno Scheepers, Professor of Geology, University of Stellenbosch A South African mining company called AFGEM has recently acquired two-thirds of the mining rights, and hence controls the world's production of the stone within the formal market sector. The company is expected to launch The Tanzanite Foundation on a global level in March 2001, which will act as a custodian to this precious gemstone and help insure that smugglers do not stand to profit from its sale. Mystics believe the stone has properties which uplifts and opens the heart. Geologists on the other hand say that Tanzanite came into being when calcium aluminium and silica reacted with vanadium millions of years ago, making Tanzania a geological phenomenon. The source of its mesmerising colour is that Tanzanite is trichoic. This means that it shows different colours when viewed in different directions. One direction is blue, another purple, and another bronze, adding subtle depths to the colour. When Tanzanite is found in the ground, the bronze colour dominates. However, with gentle heating, the cutter can watch the blue colour bloom and deepen in the stone. These may not be diamonds, but don't expect them to come cheap. These rings go for about 8-thousand U-S dollars each. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/178967eb6efada6110dbdf8897eaa80d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Gillian Anderson celebrates her 'fiercely independent' 'X-Files' character while getting a Hollywood
 
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(9 Jan 2018) GILLIAN ANDERSON CELEBRATES HER 'X-FILES' CHARACTER AT WALK OF FAME CEREMONY Gillian Anderson celebrated her "fiercely independent" "X-Files" character as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (8 JANUARY). "I first moved to Los Angeles 25 years ago to become a film actress. But then I had the great good fortune of landing in Chris Carter's television universe in the shoes of Dana Katherine Scully -- a woman who wasn't just the object of a man's desire, but a strong-willed, smart, brave woman who was career-driven and fiercely independent," Anderson said. "The combination of Chris's creation and whatever rookie, naïve, terrified, determined will I brought to the table manifested a young woman yet to be depicted on TV. And as the fan response would soon prove, a desperately needed role model for women of all ages everywhere – who it turns out were simply not seeing themselves represented." Anderson was joined by "Hannibal" showrunner Bryan Fuller and actor Joel McHale, who appeared on "The X-Files." "'X-Files' fans, your queen is here. Here is your queen. Do not touch her. She will not sign stuff, OK? Especially body parts or personal diaries. Trust me, I have already asked," McHale said. The 49-year-old actress' star is next to that of her longtime "X-Files" co-star David Duchovny. Duchovny wasn't in attendance, but Anderson thanked him anyway. "I could not have wished for a more perfect platonic partner to spend 25 years of my life. Who would've guessed that when we sat side-by-side in the hallway at Fox during that ghastly audition process, 25 years on, we would not only still be filming but that we would be permanent concrete neighbors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?" she said. The eleventh season of "The X-Files" premiered last week on Fox in the U.S. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3e47534de28e11a5d9cd6f1b17afd38d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bush arrives on carrier for 'end of war' speech
 
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1. Viking aircraft carrying US President George W Bush landing on deck of aircraft carrier U-S-S Abraham Lincoln 2. Various of plane just after landing 3. Closeup of Bush in plane window 4. Wide shot of aircraft on flight deck 5. Bush getting off plane 6. Various of Bush shaking hands, crew taking photos STORYLINE: US President George W Bush arrived aboard the aircraft U-S-S Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, ready to make a speech officially ending the war in Iraq. After touching down on the carrier on a small Navy jet, Bush met members of the Lincoln's crew, who are heading home from active service in the Persian Gulf. Later Bush will address the nation about the war in Iraq. White House officials say Bush will declare major military operations over and the Iraqi people freed. More than five-thousand sailors and Marines aboard the ship are looking forward to seeing their families again tomorrow, after nearly ten months at sea. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2765b41839610e8023afc4ac235a70b3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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FRANCE: PARIS: MAN WHO LIVES AT CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT
 
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Eng/French/Nat Most people grumble when they have to wait too long in an airport lounge but imagine spending nine years living in an airport. For one man, an unusual set of circumstances and bureaucratic red tape means he has done just that. Known to his friends, airport workers, as 'Alfred' he has been living at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport since 1988. For one man, Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris has become his home. Each morning, Merhan Karimi Nasseri -- known to his friends as 'Alfred' -- awakens to find himself in the passenger lounge of the airport. Like anyone else, Alfred brushes his teeth every morning and has his morning wash... in one of the airport's public toilettes. This is followed by breakfast from a coffee shop. It's a routine he knows well. SOUNDBITE: (English) "In my experience life here in the Charles de Gaulle Airport is not bad. I try to have a nice day. Everyday I'm thinking, everyday, my future, my past. I could write my story. This is the life for about eight, nine years." SUPER CAPTION: Alfred Nasseri Alfred was born over 50 years ago in a region of Iran then under British jurisdiction. He went to university in Britain. Afterwards, he returned to Iran where he was arrested, his passport revoked and eventually he was sent off with papers that allowed him to leave the country but never return. When he arrived at the airport in 1988 he stopped to make a diary entry while waiting for authorities to sort out an immigration matter. Thousands of diary entries later he's still waiting. SOUNDBITE: (French) "I see him writing in his diary all the time with lots of papers with him. He carries his life in his boxes." SUPER CAPTION: Anna Ramasamy, airport worker and friend of "Alfred" Alfred spent nearly seven years in Brussels where he was granted a form of political asylum. Then he tried to fulfil his dream of returning to Britain. But, along the way his refugee certificate was stolen and without travel documents he ended up at the Paris airport. This is where the red tape becomes complicated. Alfred could go to Brussels in a bid to tackle the bureaucrats, but when he leaves the airport he faces the real fear of arrest by immigration authorities. Along with many others, the airport medical officer has done his best to help Alfred. SOUNDBITE: (French) "Alfred is too frightened to leave because the people working in the airport, the medical services have become his family and his world. And since he doesn't bother anyone by staying, there is no reason why he should leave the airport. No one is interested in him outside except for you, police, lawyers, customs and the airlines. Outside of Aerogare (Terminal) Number One, no one cares about Alfred. He is a man without an identity." SUPER CAPTION: Dr. Philippe Bargain, airport medical officer Since 1992 a lawyer has been working on Alfred's behalf but the documents Alfred needs to safely leave the airport have still not been supplied. His applications to enter Britain remain unsuccessful. He knows where he wants to go, but he's not sure how to get there. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/efff38090947b4324904903f867d3832 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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IRAQ: SADDAM HUSSEIN OPENS NEW HOTEL
 
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Natural Sound XFA Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sent a crowd in Baghdad into a frenzy on Tuesday as he opened a new hotel in the Iraqi capital. The crowd went wild as the President, dressed in a dapper hat, fired several rifle rounds into the air as he officially opened the building. The Iraqi leader also kissed a copy of the Koran and cut a ribbon during a quieter moments in the opening ceremony. Also on Tuesday Saddam criticised his nation's Gulf neighbours, saying they had sold their souls" to the United States and Israel. "May evil befall them, for evil indeed are the deeds they do," he said, naming Saudi Arabia but not directly mentioning Kuwait in a nationally televised speech. The speech followed several days of anti-Kuwait editorials in Iraq's state-controlled press. Last week was the 10th anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. During the Gulf War Iraq was forced to retreat from Kuwait, strengthening military ties between the West and Kuwait and other Gulf states. On Monday, the Iraqi newspaper Babel, owned by Saddam's eldest son, warned Kuwaiti rulers that Iraq is still capable of teaching them "an additional lesson". Saddam's remarks on Tuesday were the harshest since the end of the 1991 Gulf War. Saddam was particularly angry over a U-S and British no-fly zone over southern Iraq policed by warplanes stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1a19f488bf0960b0221aefe537d7bc8f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Wedding of Charles & Diana in 4K | Clip 11 | Charles and Diana kiss on balcony | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K. This extract from the 25 minute British Movietone documentary entitled "The Royal Wedding" shows Charles and Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace - and that famous kiss. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Charity helps abandoned babies and children
 
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SHOTLIST : 1. Downtown Karachi city 2. Busy road 3. Various of cradle outside Edhi Foundation, cradles have been installed outside of Edhi Foundation centres across Pakistan to keep unwanted children 4. Sign reading (in Urdu) 'Do not kill, keep in cradle' 5. Rows of cradles of unwanted children in Edhi Foundation 6. Nurse is looking after the children 7. Abandoned child in cradle with a nurse 8. Head of the foundation Bilquis Edhi,looking after abandoned child, who is mentally retarded 9. Various of the abandoned child 10. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Bilquis Edhi, Head of the Edhi Foundation : "Sometimes 15 to 20 children come in the cradles, sometimes 25 in a month. In a year 250 to 300 children are left and some of them are dead. Dead children are packed in plastic bags. They are left in garbage dumps, where cats and dogs eat their bodies. We bring those bodies and give them an honorable funeral bath, offer Namaz (religious prayers) and then send them to graveyards. We take the living children and give them to childless couples for adoption. Up till now I have handed over 18,000 such children to childless couples. I am mother of 18,000 children." 11. Child in a cradle 12. Various of nurses 13. Family completing formalities for adopting a child from Bilquis Edhi Foundation 14. Form for adopting a child 15. Woman, intending to adopt a child 16. Couple holding an abandoned child, husband hands over the adopted child to his wife 17. Woman kissing the adopted child 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Oraya Qasim from Botswana, Africa: "Before the baby � I am married now for 16 years and we have been through a lot of treatments and every thing and trying to have our own baby, but, you know, unfortunately that didn't happen and we found out about this Edhi Centre, here in Pakistan and we also were aware that people back in Pakistan are very�.. there is a lot of poverty. We find that there is a lot of kids on streets and that sort of things. So we opted to go for adoption and to come here. And before that there was a big void in our lives, both my husband and I, I mean obviously we were missing that something and Alhmandollillah (thanks God) we have our little diamond right here." 19. Close of the adopted child, drinking bottled milk 20. Various of abandoned children studying in a school, run by Bilquis Edhi Foundation 21. Abdul Sattar Edhi, head of Edhi Foundation talking on phone 22. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Abdul Sattar Edhi, Head of Edhi Foundation : "In this regard, I would like to say on this that there is a big importance of human life in the eyes of Allah. The entire world system is being run for human lives. Keeping in view this, we should not kill the unwanted child. Keep in our cradle, you will not be asked any question neither would you be interrogated about that child. This child would go to a good family and would become a better member of the society." 23. Edhi's ambulance carrying bodies of abandoned children from Edhi morgue 24. Edhi Morgue 25. Volunteers of Edhi Foundation carrying two bodies to burry at Edhi graveyard 26. Volunteers digging graves and two others carrying bodies of abandoned children 27. Various of volunteers burying two new born abandoned babies 28. Volunteers offering the funeral prayers over the graves 29. Graveyard with Edhi ambulance driving away LEAD IN: Many unwanted babies are abandoned in Pakistan every year. A charity is working to find loving homes for some of those children and take of others - both living and those who have been left to die. STORYLINE: The bustling city of Karachi. On one busy street is an empty, rocking cradle - the symbol of the Edhi Foundation. The Edhi Foundation is one of the largest voluntary services in Pakistan. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c8c168787e3d5a433a4d76df65aebb3d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Controversial Zimbabwe president Mugabe addressing UN food summit
 
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1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe approaching podium for address 2. Cutaway of official 3. Mugabe shakes hands with official 4. Wide as Mugabe starts speaking 5. Close of flags, pan to Mugabe speaking 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: ++Starts on shot 5, partly overlaid by other cutaways of delegates++ "My country's primary agriculture policy objective remains that of ensuring national and household food security through our own production. In this regard Zimbabwe has recognised the importance and centrality of land in agricultural production and food security. Thus, over the past decade Zimbabwe has democratised the land ownership patterns in the country with over three-hundred-thousand previously landless families now proud land owners." 7. Tilt up of delegate reading notes 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: ++Partly overlaid by cutaways of delegates++ "While this land reform programme has been warmly welcomed by the vast majority of our people, it has however, and regrettably so, elicited wrath from our former colonial masters. In retaliation for the measures we took to empower the black majority, the United Kingdom has mobilised her friends and allies in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand to impose illegal economic sanctions against Zimbabwe." 9. Pan from delegates to side shot of Mugabe speaking 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: ++Partly overlaid by wide of hall++ "I wish to re-state that this summit needs to formulate robust action plans that recognise the need for fair trade policies in order to contribute towards the growth potential of the agricultural sector in the (the) developing world. In addition, we need to underline the importance of giving our people better access to their natural resources, especially land, so that they are able to help in addressing the question of global food security." 11. Wide of Mugabe at podium UPSOUND Applause 12. Mugabe walking back to seat STORYLINE: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday defended his policy of seizing land from white farmers in a speech at a United Nations summit on the global food crisis, saying he is undoing a legacy left by Zimbabwe's former colonial "masters". Mugabe's presence at the summit sparked protests from some world leaders because he has presided over the collapse of a onetime African bread basket into a nation where millions go hungry. He said: "My country's primary agriculture policy objective remains that of ensuring national and household food security through our own production." The African leader blamed international sanctions for many of Zimbabwe's woes and said his own policies had been "warmly welcomed" by his people. "Over the past decade Zimbabwe has democratised the land ownership patterns in the country with over three-hundred-thousand previously landless families now proud land owners," Mugabe said. He said the land had previously been owned by some 4-thousand farmers, mainly British. "While this land reform programme has been warmly welcomed by the vast majority of our people, it has however, and regrettably so, elicited wrath from our former colonial masters," Mugabe said. "In retaliation for the measures we took to empower the black majority, the United Kingdom has mobilised her friends and allies in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand to impose illegal economic sanctions against Zimbabwe," said the long-time African leader. Mugabe said the sanctions aimed to cripple his country's economy and thereby effect illegal regime change. His government is accused of cracking down on political opposition ahead of a presidential runoff next month. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0c06ca75d065c2d4a26e25bb7f2f5123 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Inside the Shah's former palace
 
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(26 Mar 2016) LEAD IN: The former home of Iran's Shah in Tehran is attracting many visitors, fascinated by pre-revolution royal times. The Iranian royal family spent their last days in the Niavaran palace complex, before the 2500-year old Persian monarchy came to an end in 1979. STORY-LINE This palace to the north of the capital Tehran was home to the last Iranian Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family. Built in an 11 hectares (27 acres) estate, the Niavaran place has served as a favourite resort for Iranian kings since the 19th century. Reza Pahlavi finished building his main residence here, called the Private Palace, in 1967. But unlike other buildings in the complex, the Private Palace is strikingly modern. Museum guide Kurosh Salehi says: "what distinguishes this palace (from other Persian ones) is the modern design, which of course includes some elements of Iranian and Persian architecture." According to Salehi, The palace was originally aimed to host royal guests, but later on the Shah and his wife, queen Farah Diba, chose it as their main residence, spending at least 9 months there. Designed by Iranian architect, Mohsen Forooghi, the palace has a contemporary look, without the curves and domes typical of the older Islamic architecture. Elements of Persian architecture, such as stucco and tile work are also visible. The palace is still full of mementos of the past, including many gifts given by foreign leaders, like a golden decorative bowl presented by former U.S president Nixon in 1973. French-made Sèvres vases decorate the halls, some of them with the painted portraits of Reza Pahlavi and his wife Farah Diba. One of the most treasured items is a rug called "Carpet of the well-known" featuring images of Iranian kings as well as famous historical figures, including Jesus Christ, Alexander the Great, Henry V of England and Napoléon Bonaparte. Visitor Hosseini says: "the architecture is full of energy. Life is flowing inside things here. It depicts the nature of Iranian art." The peaceful exterior is also visited by many tourists. Museum guide Shahrzad Pakniyat explains: "the entire garden was originally as vast as 11 hectares (27 acres). The private palace, which was the main residence (of the Shah and his family) is 9,000 square metres (10763 square yards). It is composed of three stories and it has a convertible aluminium roof." There are two older palaces built during the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) in the vast estate, as well as a library and a museum featuring royal family vehicles. Two Rolls-Royce cars are on display, as well as motorbikes and electric cars. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9ed87354a762dd6f3ea2b51a88daa3f6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Harvest time for the world's most expensive spice
 
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Razavi Khorasan Province, Mashhad city, Northeastern Iran - November 24, 2007 1. Wide of workers working in Saffron farmland in Mashhad 2. Close-up of Saffron flower with workers in the background 3. Pan of workers picking Saffron flowers 4. Close-up of woman's hand picking flowers 5. Mid of woman picking Saffron flowers 6. Wide of women working in farmland 7. Close-up of Saffron flowers 8. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Omol-Banin Zangouee, Saffron farmer: "This flower (Saffron) is very delicate and farming it is quite difficult. For one gram of Saffron we have to pick 150 flowers. Doing this hard job becomes easy because the main thing we deal with is flower." 9. Wide of women picking flowers and putting them in plastic bag 10. Close-up of Omol-Banin's face 11. Various of women working on farm Location 30 kilometres from Mashhad 12. Close up of sign reading (Farsi) "Novin Saffron" 13. Tilt up from Saffron flowers to workers pulling flower stigmas out 14. Close-up of hand pulling out stigma 15. Close of worker's face 16. Various of workers 17. Close of woman examining stigma and cleaning them 18. Mid of woman examining Saffron 19. Wide of workers cleaning Saffron stigma from poor quality Saffron 20. Close-up of digital scale weighing Saffron 21. Tilt up of woman weighing Saffron to factory interior 22. Close-up of hand putting Saffron in containers 23. Various of workers packing Saffron 24. Close-up of hand sticking holograms on Saffron packs 25. Set-up shot of Ali Shariati Moghadam, Managing Director of Novin Saffron Factory observing workers 26. Close-up of Saffron ready for market 27. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Ali Shariati Moghadam, Managing Director of Novin Saffron Factory: "Iranian Saffron is currently being exported to more than 45 countries and our factory exports to more than 30 of those countries. We even have direct exports to the United States. Majority of Iranian Saffron, about 70 to 75 percent of it is exported to Spain and UAE ( United Arab Emirates )." 28. Cutaway of women working in factory 29. Mid of woman pouring Saffron powder in laboratory flask 30. Various of laboratory technicians examining Saffron's quality 31. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahdi Behdad, production manager of Novin Saffron: " Mashhad and Khorasan Saffron are unique in the world due to their perfect medical value, especially their good effect on the digestive system and breathing mechanism and also their anti-cancer effect and spirit reviving nature." 32. Wide of laboratory 33. Wide of bazaar in Mashhad 34. Close up of costumer holding a Saffron package 35. Costumers speaking with Saffron seller 36. Close of seller putting Saffron packages in bag 37. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Fatemeh Ghobadi, costumer: "Saffron cheers up the spirit and it is said that a little bit of Saffron in food will make you giggle! We preferred to buy Mashhad 's Saffron as souvenir. Other stuff like sugar-candy are also among souvenirs of this city, but the saffron is beyond compare" 38. Saffron packs in store LEAD IN : Saffron is the world's most expensive spice. The red stigma of the saffron crocus flower is carefully removed and dried, making it a labour intensive, yet delicate task - that contributes to its high value. Iran is the world's largest exporter of the saffron. STORY LINE: It's an agricultural task so delicate that machines can't do it. Even if they could, the saffron flowers that need picking only sprout for two weeks in late autumn. The combination of hand labour and the limited production window is why saffron is so expensive. The Iranian government recently set $793 as a standard price for each kilogram of saffron. Nimble fingers pluck the small, purple, late-blossoming crocuses. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6834b91e71e7b5a027a0909b1cd9bf59 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK: LONDON: QUEEN ADDRESSES NATION ON DEATH OF PRINCESS DIANA
 
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English/Nat In what many consider to be one the most defining moments of her 45-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II delivered a live address to the nation about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on Friday night. It was only the second time the Queen has spoken directly to her country in a live broadcast - the first being after the Gulf War in 1991. Queen Elizabeth traditionally only addresses the nation with a holiday message each Christmas, but that speech is always pre-recorded. The address appeared to be in response to overwhelming public sentiment that the royal family seemed aloof and indifferent to the people's grief over Diana's death. The Queen spoke for a little over three minutes to a nation still grieving over the loss of their beloved Diana, Princess of Wales. It was the latest and boldest move in the Royal Family's attempt to curb public outrage over what was seen as their aloof and uncaring response to Princess Diana's death. Britons and the British press railed the royals all week over their stoic appearances and apparent lack of understanding over just how deeply the princess' sudden death would affect the nation. Friday's television appearance was seen as an unprecedented show of public grief and media savvy by a queen. Since Thursday, the royals swiftly changed around their schedules and added public appearances, presumably to curb the harsh criticism lodged against them. The Queen was originally not supposed to return to London from the family's vacation home in Balmoral Castle in Scotland until Saturday morning, just before Diana's funeral. But as plans quickly changed and the televised address was hastily slated for Friday, she returned to London a day early. Members of the public have been queuing by the thousands all week to sign books of condolences and lay flowers for Diana. Their outpouring of support for the princess and criticism of the Royal Family seems to have pushed Prince Charles and his mother to respond. One pundit, Henry Porter of Vanity Fair, thought the Queen's appearance showed the human side of a family - royal or not - dealing with the loss of a loved one. SOUNDBITE: (English) "In the broadcast, she looked very natural, she looked as if she'd had a rough week. This wasn't the stiff, old tyrant that we were led to believe existed in Balmoral by the popular press. She was a grandmother who had a really rough time, who's got a son who must be burdened with more guilt than anyone's felt for many years and two grandchildren who are obviously just completely bewildered and miserable. It's a wretched occasion and I think she rose to it very well." SUPER CAPTION: Henry Porter, UK Editor, Vanity Fair Porter felt the nationwide address did what it was set out to do - alleviate the wave of negative press and public disgust driven by colder images portrayed of the royals. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I do think that it has placated a large section of the population, most of which probably is guided for its thoughts and its political views by the tabloid press, and I think it has placated that type of person." SUPER CAPTION: Henry Porter, UK Editor, Vanity Fair For many Britons, like those who gather at an aptly named pub called "The Princess of Wales" to watch the speech, the Queen's decision to address the nation was a welcomed show of warmth. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I thought it was a grandmother speaking and not a queen. I was quite moved by it." SUPER CAPTION: Ruth Fielding, Vox Pop For others, the fact that it took a week of public outcry and bad press to coax the royals out of their shells tempered the event. SOUNDBITE: (English) SUPER CAPTION: David Bowker, Vox Pop You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/15dc1c62961e491019c1039b5a846824 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SPAIN: MAJORCA: PRESIDENT CLINTON & HILLARY CLINTON ARRIVE
 
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Natural Sound President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary received a royal welcome when they arrived on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca on Saturday. The Clintons were greeted by Spanish King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, who took the U-S couple on a sightseeing tour of the island. The president is spending the weekend on Majorca in advance of next week's NATO summit in Madrid. Accompanied by his wife Hillary, Bill Clinton touched down at the Son San Juan airbase on the popular holiday island of Majorca on Saturday. Once a quiet island of fishermen and farmers, Mallorca now is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. The island boasts it has more tourist beds than all of the rest of the eastern Mediterranean, from Greece to Algeria. The Clintons were welcomed by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, who whisked the presidential couple off to the Castillo Bellver. The 14th century, hilltop castle offers a panoramic view of the Mediterranean resort island. Ringed by stone pillars and surrounded by a moat, the castle attracts more than 200- thousand tourists a year. Told that famed building once served as a prison as well as a palace for kings, Clinton remarked: "Almost makes you want to go to jail out here". In something of a pit-stop tour, the Clintons and the royals then moved on to the 14th century Palacio de la Almudaina - noted for its Gothic architecture. The stunning 10th Century Moorish castle will serve as the Clintons' home during their stay on the island. The president and first lady will be joined on the island by their daughter, Chelsea, who is expected to arrive from a European city later on Saturday. On Sunday, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and his wife, Ana Botella, will join the Clintons and the royal family for lunch. The president, on the road to a full recovery following a knee injury, was also expected to play golf and take a brief cruise on the Spanish royal yacht "Fortuna" before leaving. The Clintons will stay on Majorca until Monday, when they fly to Madrid for the NATO summit, which starts the next day. The 16 members will discuss which former Soviet bloc countries will be admitted into the alliance as NATO expands eastwards. The US wants to limit new membership to Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. But other members want to include Romania and Slovenia and this dispute has yet to be resolved. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1abe38c662da6c4c2d4e58dc914a9b6a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tiananmen Square: man stands in front of tank 1989
 
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Tiananmen Square 3 June 1989, includes iconic footage of man who stood in front of a tank in protest. 1. Soldiers guard palace pan to students occupying Square 2. Student occupation of Square 3. Night shots army moves into crowd 4. Injured students 5. Street scenes during massacre 6. Injured student in hospital 7. One man stands in protest in front of tank You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d5a91dfe2e78819d29b65f051e49d387 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Scenes from onboard last flight from JFK
 
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1. Various, people boarding Concorde 2. Concorde staff saying goodbye 3. Door being closed 4. Passengers awaiting takeoff 5. View from window as plane takes off 6. Flight attendant serving champagne 7. Close shot, glass of champagne 8. Various of flight attendant serving food 9. Joan Collins, actress, with companion 10. Passengers in front of speed/height indicator 11. Speed indicator goes to MACH 2 12. Lord Marshall (left), Chairman of British Airways with champagne 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joan Collins, Actress "I'm very sad not only for myself - because I've used this flight so many times between New York and London - but I'm very sad for the future of civil aviation, because as far as I'm concerned this was a huge step in technology in being able to travel at supersonic speeds, and the fact that its being phased out, I think its quite shocking and very saddening." 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Darcy Bussell, Ballerina "It's very weird to think that its not going to be in the skies any more. It's such a beautiful machine that glides so beautifully, as they said on the TV, that it was like a swan in the sky. And especially that now that I've had a child she says concorde concorde concorde you know. It's quite upsetting to think that its not going to be there any more." 15. Flight attendant with food 16. Tray of food 17. Close shot, food 18. Flight attendant serving food 19. View from cockpit over New York as Concorde takes off 20. Pilot 21. Hood raising over nose of plane 22. Array of technical indicators 23. View from cockpit with second Concorde visible (bottom left hand corner) 24. View over Heathrow Airport as Concorde comes in to land 25. Passengers clapping STORYLINE: Concorde's last flight from New York was made with every seat filled, a feat that had become increasingly rare for a plane that was a technological marvel but a commercial flop. Flight 002 landed at London's Heathrow airport at 4:05 pm (1505 GMT), minutes after two other British Airways Concordes. One flew from Edinburgh, Scotland, carrying winners of a competition, and the other had taken off from Heathrow an hour and a half earlier and carried invited guests on a loop over the Bay of Biscay. The jet from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport carried 11 crew and 100 passengers, many of them celebrities, across the Atlantic in three hours and 30 minutes, at nearly twice the speed of sound. As the plane left New York, it was an emotional moment for flight attendants and ground crew. At the controls of the jet was Captain Michael Bannister, BA's chief Concorde pilot. Passengers included broadcaster Sir David Frost, actress Joan Collins, model Christie Brinkley, ballerina Darcy Bussell and Formula One car racing boss Bernie Ecclestone. Actress Joan Collin described Concorde's demise as "quite shocking and very saddening" and ballerina Darcy Bussell said it was "quite upsetting to think that its not going to be there any more". After its Atlantic crossing, the delta-winged plane made a stately final approach west along the Thames, having been granted a low-altitude approach for a look at Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, among the sights of central London. It was a bittersweet end to nearly 28 years of commercial supersonic travel and passengers applauded as the plane successfully completed its final touchdown. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/16ca5841359496f6a7fb8a4b9e41300f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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