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April 11, 1993 | ALAN WEISMAN, Contributing editor Alan Weisman's last article was on the Gray Ranch in New Mexico. Cristina Garcia Rodero, the first Spaniard honored by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, has more than 6,000 photographs at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. Her work will be shown at Santa Monica's Gallery of Contemporary Photography starting April 20.
THE ROOM IS A TINY CELL IN A FAMILY COMPOUND ENCLOSED BY unmortared slate walls more than a thousand years old. Precisely how much more, the four women and two men squeezed into this windowless space don't know, any more than they understand exactly why they will spend the forthcoming hours engaged in feverish ritual. What they do know, they insist, is that like their fathers and grandmothers and forebears beyond them, they were born to this moment.
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June 16, 1993 | JOHN POLLACK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Midway through a six-day Spanish visit in grueling heat, a tired Pope John Paul II brought a get-with-the-program message to Spain's capital Tuesday: Live your faith, he told a nation weaned on Roman Catholicism but lately wed to secular materialism. "In a pluralistic society like yours, it is necessary to establish a greater and more incisive Catholic presence in all areas of public life . . . in the family, in the schools, in cultural life and in politics," John Paul said.
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June 16, 1993 | JOHN POLLACK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Midway through a six-day Spanish visit in grueling heat, a tired Pope John Paul II brought a get-with-the-program message to Spain's capital Tuesday: Live your faith, he told a nation weaned on Roman Catholicism but lately wed to secular materialism. "In a pluralistic society like yours, it is necessary to establish a greater and more incisive Catholic presence in all areas of public life . . . in the family, in the schools, in cultural life and in politics," John Paul said.
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April 11, 1993 | ALAN WEISMAN, Contributing editor Alan Weisman's last article was on the Gray Ranch in New Mexico. Cristina Garcia Rodero, the first Spaniard honored by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, has more than 6,000 photographs at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. Her work will be shown at Santa Monica's Gallery of Contemporary Photography starting April 20.
THE ROOM IS A TINY CELL IN A FAMILY COMPOUND ENCLOSED BY unmortared slate walls more than a thousand years old. Precisely how much more, the four women and two men squeezed into this windowless space don't know, any more than they understand exactly why they will spend the forthcoming hours engaged in feverish ritual. What they do know, they insist, is that like their fathers and grandmothers and forebears beyond them, they were born to this moment.
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February 18, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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January 18, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Across a valley of fragrant cedars and orange trees, worshipers at the pristine Great Mosque of Granada look out at the Alhambra, the 700-year-old citadel and monument to the heyday of Islamic glory. Granada's Muslims chose the hilltop location precisely with the view, and its unmistakable symbolism, in mind.
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