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No Kisses In Times Of War

The pop duo t.A.T.u. performed on "Wetten Dass" on Saturday, and kissed rather passionately on stage. ZDF turned the cameras away... because of the war in Iraq! A network spokesman was quoted in the Abendblatt. "It wasn't appropriate for a family show. And the mood of the broadcast was set by the war. We wanted everything to be somewhat 'softer'."

(Note the use of the 'New German' term 'softer' by the spokesman. As is usually the case with English words inserted directly into a German sentence, I have no idea what it's supposed to mean.)

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