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October 5th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

The Revealer: The Chinese Girl

It's one of the most reproduced works of art in the world. A painting, by Russian artist Vladmir Tretchikoff, is called "The Chinese Girl" or "The Green Lady". It was always claimed that the subject of the painting was a woman Tretchikoff met in San Francisco, but recently the true story behind the painting was revealed in South Africa.


Filed under: backstory • Russia • South Africa • The Revealer
May 12th, 2011
11:01 PM ET

South Africa's Youngest Inmates

They're the youngest inmates in South Africa's prison system.  But it wasn't any crime of theirs that landed them behind bars.  Instead, it was the misdeeds of their mothers.  A controversial policy allows pregnant inmates in Johannesburg to keep their children with them as they serve out several years of their sentences.  Robyn Curnow covered the story for Inside Africa and filed this BackStory.


Filed under: backstory • South Africa