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Momčilo Đujić

Momčilo Đujić (1907–1999) was a Serbian Orthodox priest and warlord who led a force of Chetniks within the Independent State of Croatia, a fascist and Axis puppet state in Yugoslavia during World War II. Đujić was ordained as a priest in 1933 and was active in promoting workers' rights. After Axis forces invaded Yugoslavia in April 1941, he led a group of Chetniks in defending local Serbs from the ruling Ustaše. He then collaborated with the Italians, subverting Communist-led Partisan units, and attacking them alongside the Italians. He formed the Chetnik Dinara Division in early 1942. On 1 October 1942, Chetniks under Đujić's command massacred nearly 100 Croats in the village of Gata. After the war Đujić was tried and convicted in absentia of multiple war crimes by the new Yugoslav communist government, and was accused of being responsible for 1,500 deaths. He emigrated to the United States, where he died aged 92. (Full article...)

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Kourion

Kourion is an ancient city-state on the southwestern coast of the island of Cyprus, located near modern Limassol, that existed from antiquity until the Middle Ages. Built in the 12th century BC by Mycenaeans who took part in the Trojan War, Kourion was later controlled by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. The settlement was placed on a 70-metre-high (230 ft) cliff to ensure the safety of its citizens. The modern archaeological site is managed by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and includes the ruins of the stadium and the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates. This photograph depicts the ruins of Kourion's agora, a central public space in the city-state.

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