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Hephaestion
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posted 18 July 2005 08:49 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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(Brussels) The comic book hero Tintin will be feted for the first time in his hometown of Brussels next week, with soap-box races, exhibitions and a costume party being held to celebrate the boy reporter.

From July 20-23 the Belgian capital, which is modelling itself as the world's comic book capital, will hold a festival dedicated to the blond-haired adventurer aimed at "Tintinophiles aged seven to 77."

According to organisers, the "father" of Tintin, Georges Remi -- better known as Herge -- "has become the best ambassador for his home town", even if the stories were set away from Brussels as they won international fame.

The adventures of the boy reporter, born some 76 years ago, have been translated into 60 languages and sold more than 200 million copies.



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Snuckles
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posted 19 July 2005 07:48 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Separated at birth?

Tintin

Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin


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skdadl
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posted 19 July 2005 11:47 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Somewhere around here -- maybe in Out and About -- kurichina has posted photos that she took in Brussels recently, some of the comic book museum and the Tintin statue.


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 19 July 2005 11:51 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
jacques villeneuve:

alan smith (a bit player with manchester united):


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