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Meet Vadim Sarkozy? Birth Of A False Twitter Scoop On Carla Bruni's 'Baby Boy'

Over the past two weeks, the Internet and mainstream media combined to make a mess of the truth on the news France was waiting for: the arrival of the baby of Carla Bruni and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. On Twitter, the ex-supermodel gave birth over

Bruni-Sarkozy in Paris a month before giving birth (americanistadechiapas)
Bruni-Sarkozy in Paris a month before giving birth (americanistadechiapas)
Samuel Laurent

PARIS - Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth on Wednesday for about the 12th time in just the past few weeks. Of course this time, the heureux événement (happy event) was real. She and her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are the proud parents of a baby girl. French journalists and bloggers might be forgiven, however, if they first met the news with a healthy dose of skepticism. Twitter, after all, had been abuzz in France with false announcements of the "first baby," who's been the butt of a running-gag for several weeks now.

On several occasions, paparazzi tried to storm the Muette Clinic in Paris' 16th arrondissement only to find out that Carla Bruni hadn't actually arrived yet. That's exactly what happened on Sept. 28, when news spread that the presidential family had reserved a whole floor of the hospital. Turns out it was a false alarm -- a Twitter prank, actually.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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