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The Village Of My Ancestors

I was 19 when I took this picture of my mother, father and younger cousin enjoying a sunny day in Chaignay, Bourgogne — my ancestors' village, in eastern France.

One year later, I would take (and pass) my driver's license test in that Peugeot 201 you see in the background. I had nicknamed the car "Bubu," as in Bucephalus — the horse of Alexander the Great. And she would indeed set me off on my own, much more peaceful, conquest of cities, pastures and roadways around the world.

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Italian farmer Giuseppe Ubertone lost 30% of his rice crops at Azienda Agricola Ronchettone in Milan due to the recent droughts in Italy, where the government has declared a state of emergency.

Joel Silvestri, McKenna Johnson, Lila Paulou, Lisa Berdet and Anne-Sophie Goninet

👋 નમસ્તે!*

Welcome to Tuesday, where Putin declares victory in Luhansk, a 22-year-old man is arrested in connection with the July 4 Parade shooting that killed six north of Chicago, and New Zealand is batting for equal pay. Meanwhile, from Dijon mustard to potatoes by way of pasta, we look at food shortages around the world.

[*Namaste - Gujarati, India]

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