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发表于 2016-7-9 23:19:16 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
  November 9
          Diana wants a ban on the pictures
          1993: Diana sues over gym photos
          England have
          Lawyers acting for the Princess of Wales have started legal action over
secretly-taken pictures of her exercising which were published last week by a
national newspaper.
          Writs have been issued against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), the gym where
Princess Diana was photographed and the gym"s owner.
          The writs seek a permanent ban on the publication of the pictures which
show the princess clad in a leotard and cycling shorts.
          They also demand that all copies and negatives should be handed over to the
princess" solicitor.
          The photos, taken by gym owner Bryce Taylor, were first published in the
Sunday Mirror and then again in yesterday"s Daily Mirror.
          Princess Diana has already won a High Court injunction against Mr Taylor
and MGN banning further publication of the pictures.
          She also wants to prevent the sale and publication of them outside of the
UK, which could potentially earn New Zealand-born Mr Taylor hundreds of
thousands of pounds.
          The judge ordered him to provide detail of all agreements relating to the
photographs and identify everyone to whom they had been passed.
          They have already been published in other countries.
          Holland"s biggest daily, De Telegraaf, ran one of the pictures on its front
page.
          In the US, a tabloid newspaper group has bought the American rights to the
pictures for ?5,000.
          After publishing the pictures the Mirror felt the backlash of widespread
public outrage and some large companies withdrew their advertising.
          But a defiant spokesman for the company claimed sales of yesterday"s paper
and the Sunday Mirror had both risen by more than 100,000.
          Princess Diana"s decision marks a new approach by the royal family, which
has traditionally resisted using the law to hit back.
          She could become the first member of the royal family to testify in a
courtroom since 1891 when the then Prince of Wales gave evidence for a friend in
a libel action.
          The Wall was built in 1961
          1989: Berliners celebrate the fall of the Wall
          Artificially 1969:
          The The Berlin Wall has been dramatically breached after nearly three
decades of keeping East and West Berliners apart.
          At midnight on Thursday East Germany"s Communist rulers gave permission for
gates along the Wall to be opened after hundreds of people converged on crossing
points.
          They surged through cheering and shouting and were be met by jubilant West
Berliners on the other side.
          Ecstatic crowds immediately began to clamber on top of the Wall and hack
large chunks out of the 28-mile (45-kilometre) barrier.
          It was erected on the orders of East Germany"s former leader, Erich
Honecker, to stop people leaving for West Germany.
          Between 1949 and 1961, when it was built, about 2.5 million people fled
East Germany.
          Since then, the Wall and other fortifications along the 860-mile
(1,380-kilometre) border shared by East and West Germany have kept most East
Germans in.
          Many of those attempting to escape have been shot dead by border
guards.
          The first indication that change was imminent came earlier on Thursday when
East Berlin"s Communist party spokesman, Gunther Schabowski, announced East
Germans would be allowed to travel directly to West Germany.
          The move was intended to stem an exodus into West Germany through the "back
door" which began last summer when the new and more liberal regime in Hungary
opened its border.
          The flow of migrants was intensified last week when Czechoslovakia also
granted free access to West Germany through its border.
          West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has hailed the decision to open the Wall
as "historic" and called for a meeting with East German leader, Egon Krenz.
          Vocabulary:
          leotard: a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body
from the shoulders to the thighs(紧身连衣裤)
          breach : make an opening or gap in(打破)
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