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Paris magic school offers official diploma

A school in the medieval heart of Paris has existed for three decades - but this year its training programmes have been given an official stamp by the country's labour ministry putting it on the same footing as other performing arts schools -- a world first according to the owners. Christina Timoldi Thomas Visicaro Have Reached Peak Witch. Witch parties, witch protests, and a bevy of new books. When did everybody become a witch? Lindsay Lohan looks in high spirits as she blows a kiss during make-up free outing in New York. Lindsay Lohan, 33, appeared in high spirits as she blew a kiss while leaving The Mercer Hotel in New York City on Wednesday night.

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