USPS Introduced Harry Potter Stamps

20 11 2013

This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of "Harry Potter" themed Forever stamps. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS)

This image released by the United States Postal service shows a variety of “Harry Potter” themed Forever stamps. The USPS dedicated 20 new Forever stamps, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. (AP Photo/USPS) Please click the photo for a larger image.

AFP reported that US Postal Service (USPS) introduced Harry Potter stamps on Tuesday.

The limited edition of twenty stamps feature images of Scottish author J.K. Rowling’s best-selling character “with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his world,” said USPS in a statement.

While Harry Potter’s friends are happy about the stamps, the news angered some philatelists who complain Harry Potter is not American.

 

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Cyclone Cleopatra: Massive Rainstorm Killed 18 In Sardinia (Photos)

20 11 2013

Massive rainstorm by Cyclone Cleopatra caused bad flash floods in Sardinia, Italy on Tuesday.

Bridges collapsed and cars were swept away by the gushing flood water.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and is one of Italy’s autonomous regions.

At least eighteen people were killed by the disaster while some others are still missing.

Italy’s civil protection chief, Franco Gabrielli, said the death toll may rise as crews reach isolated areas in the countryside where homes are submerged.

The northeastern city of Olbia was worst hit and Olbia Mayor, Gianni Giovannelli said that the water level raised up to 3 meters high (10 feet) in some part of the city.

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