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The 44th President of the United States. Hope and change, or whatever.
The 43rd President of the United States. I can almost say that now without gritting my teeth.
The Soviet Union underwent a process of de-Stalinization after this guy.
Happy Easter or Happy Ostara! Here is a rabbit that carries around a basket of colored eggs and candy. The bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have its origins in Germany in the 1500s. German settlers introduced the Easter bunny to American folklore in the 1700s.
The 14th Dalai Lama has represented Tibetan Buddhism since 1950.
P.S. “What surprises me most about humanity is man. He sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies never having really lived.” – Dalai Lama
The iconic Chairman behind the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China.
The Destroyer of the Hindu Trinity.
The four-armed Preserver of the Hindu Trinity.
Not the real Buddha, but a laughing deity of Chinese folklore. I bought a sitting Budai figurine in Manhattan just after 9/11 and have kept it in my car ever since. For good luck. I am also quite taken by this recent photo of a Hotei Buddha statue resting seemingly undisturbed in the tsunami-destroyed town of Sendai, Japan.
Time to switch things up. Now begins a series of characters that aren’t based on college sports mascots. First is the central figure and namesake of Christianity who was born from the Virgin Mary.