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Topless women out, female luminaries in: the latest edition of the famously titillating Pirelli calendar presented in London by US photographer Annie Leibovitz has won praise for its feminist makeover. The Huffington Post's UK edition called the images "inspiring" and "stunning", while the Daily Telegraph said the calendar had "swapped sex for substance". "It might only be pinned up at some enlightened garages, but the Pirelli calendar has signalled a break with history," Adam Sherwin wrote in The Independent on Tuesday under the headline: "Pirelli calendar's sexism replaced by 'amazing women'".
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prisoner swap deal between the Nusra Front and the Lebanese authorities was successfully completed on Tuesday, after 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen were released by the al Qaeda-linked group, a security source told Reuters. (Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Catherine Evans)
The International New York Times said its printer in Thailand removed an article on the moribund state of the kingdom's economy Tuesday, forcing the edition to carry blank spaces including on the cover. It was the second time in 10 weeks that the paper has said its local printer declined to run an article, in a country where media freedoms have been increasingly curtailed since last year's military takeover. Tuesday's newspaper was supposed to run a report headlined "Thai economy and spirits are sagging" that explored the junta's inability to jump-start the flagging economy.