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May 1968

(21st year)
U. K. : 2/-stg
Canada : 40 cts

France : 1 .20 F

ABUSE

OF DRUGS
A GROWING
MENACE

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Jr

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Photo © Verena Mandelmann, Lausanne

TREASURES

Lady of Mercy
In this detail of a late 14th-century church fresco at Rhäzüns (Canton of Grisons,

Switzerland), the faithful seek refuge in the folds of the Virgin Mary's robe (right of photo).

OF

The church, dedicated to St.George, is lavishly decorated with frescoes of

great beauty, including a series recounting the life story of its patron saint.

The

oldest church in a region inhabited since the Bronze Age, It stands near Chur,

WORLD

ART ©

capital

of the

Canton,

on

the

road

which was

used

journey from Lombardy in northern Italy to the Rhine.

by

medieval

travellers

to

The_

Courier

UNESCO

MAY 1968
21 ST YEAR

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THE ABUSE OF DRUGS A GROWING MENACE

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