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Stop motion is an animation technique where a single, static image of a subject is recorded. The illusion of movement is generated by a slight change in position of the figure and subsequent addition of the single frames
This technique is used for animated cartoons and puppets, as well as a special effect in real film. It was used for the first time at the end of the 19th century, by the French film director Georges Méliès, among others. One of the best-known examples stop motion film is Willis O'Brien's "King Kong" (1933). Today computer animations usually replace the stop motion technique for displaying monsters.
Climate change and severe droughts have weakened forests around the globe. In Germany, where many forests are planted monocultures, about 80% of trees are considered unhealthy. What's even more alarming is that the forest dieback is also affecting younger trees now. So what happens if we lose our forests? And is there anything we can do to stop it?
The EU's infections diseases organization has downplayed the need for booster shots. Meanwhile, African leaders have moved to stop vaccines produced on the continent being exported to Europe. DW has the latest.
Ankara cannot take on the burden of a new migrant wave from Afghanistan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said after meeting Germany's Heiko Maas. Turkey is only the first stop on Maas' four-day journey.