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Such scenes were once unthinkable in a country where land ownership is an emotional issue with political and racial overtones.
Rare in an Iranian film, the scenes of gypsy life are shown in a natural way, without folkloric or moralistic overtones (though Granny does wonder where all their money comes from).
Then there is the 7.9-point gain by the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, a far-right populist party that displays disquieting overtones of the darkest period in German history.
This mezcal has smokiness that is also surprisingly slightly peaty, with dark green herbal overtones.
The comparison appeared surprising given the racial overtone of the white officer's shooting of the black teen -- a case that shined a bright light on the the African-American community's widespread distrust of the police.
In her winning entry for Dream & Design: A Design School Challenge with New York Magazine and Delta® Faucet, Rozon blended industrial overtones with pops of warmth.
Over three extended pieces, his striated long tones glisten with sour harmonics, cavernous overtones, and breath surges that make the music expand and contract in visceral waves.
One Western diplomat, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of protocol, expressed concern that the violence had taken on a more ethnic overtone in the days after the election.
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