Monthly Archives: December 2013

Final Sunset of 2013

Final Sunset of 2013 Canberra australia Sonya Heaney

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31/12/2013 · 7:26 pm

Good Riddance to 2013!

Oh, 2013 had its moments, sure, but I can’t say I’ll be sad to see it go! Here are a few pictures from this year. We’ll just pretend the rest of 2013 didn’t happen!

Tulips at Floriade 7th October 2013 Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Paris Church May 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Canberra 13th July 2013

Canberra Autumn Sonya Heaney 5-4-2013

Canberra Sunset 16-4-2013 Sonya Heaney

Kraków Poland June 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Kyiv Ukraine 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Sonya Oksana Heaney Canberra Sunset 8th July 2013

Canberra Australia Christmas Tree 21st December 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Canberra Australia Sunset 22nd November 2013 Sonya Heaney

Canberra 5th May 2013 Sonya Heaney

15th December 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Bissenberger Crescent and see some of the best Christmas lights in Canberra

Queanbeyan Sky 7th October 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Gold Coast Australia 21st October 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

World Record Christmas Lights Canberra Australia 21st December 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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World Record Lights in Canberra

Here’s another shot from a few days before Christmas. Canberra’s world record Christmas lights are really worth a visit!

World Record Christmas Lights Canberra Australia 21st December 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Keep the decorations up!

People have a tendency to rip everything down immediately after Christmas. But remember that millions and millions of people in the world don’t celebrate Christmas until the 7th of January!

Canberra Australia Christmas Tree 24th December 2013 Sonya Heaney

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Journalists and public figures in Ukraine under attack

Vitaly Klitschko Kyiv Ukraine December 2013

The world’s news might have given up on reporting on the situation in Ukraine (newsflash: the protests are still going!), but things are getting worse. I have family who are still in Kyiv, still braving the elements, still protesting. They have spoken to boxing champion turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko (above).

Nationalistic journalists and public figures have been horribly injured in recent attacks. Two of the worst are as follows:

Kharkiv EuroMaidan co-organiser and civic activist Dmitry Pylypets.

Dmitry Pylypets, organiser of the protests in the city of Kharkiv was beaten and stabbed.

Ukrainian journalist - Tetyana Chornovol before and after her pro-Ukrainian, anti-Russian article was published.

Now there’s Tetyana Chornovol, who was attacked in her car, her face destroyed. She’s going to have to undergo multiple reconstructive surgeries. However, she was able to help find the men who attacked her, and arrests have been made.

This is what happens to Ukrainians who are tired of the Russification of their country. Yet another black mark against their neighbours to the east.

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Merry Christmas!

Canberra Australia Silver Blue Christmas 2nd December 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 1

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25/12/2013 · 10:00 am

Christmas Eve Sunset in Canberra

Christmas Eve Sunset Canberra Australia 2013 Sonya Heaney

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24/12/2013 · 7:13 pm