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Indian President Ram Nath Kovind begins a two-day official visit to Greece, during which he will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other Greek officials.



Zongolopoulos’s ‘Umbrellas’ fly to Egypt


‘Umbrellas,’ an emblematic installation series by Greek sculptor George Zongolopoulos (1903-2004), was installed a few days ago in Egypt, some 120 kilometers outside Alexandria, in an area where a new city is being built. The city will include a ‘Greek Village’ inspired by the Aegean holiday island of Santorini. The project was commissioned by Dubai-based construction firm EMAAR, which became interested in the Greek artist’s work after seeing it featured in an article. The piece was put together in Athens and transported to Egypt. [George Zongolopoulos Foundation]