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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a commemoration, inside the memorial at the monument to Motherland, marking the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad, in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. The battle of Stalingrad turned the tide of World War II and is regarded as the bloodiest battle in history, with the death toll for soldiers and civilians estimated at about 2 million. (Dmitry Lobakin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Ruth Ur, the curator and the director of the German Friends of Yad Vashem, poses inside the exhibition with items from Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial set up in the main hall of the Paul-Loebe-Haus of the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. An exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial brings back to Germany a diverse set of everyday objects that Jews took with them when they fled the Nazis. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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A photo showing the Hanukkah menorah belonging to the Posner family from Kiel, with a large swastika flag hanging from the facade of a building opposite, is part of an exhibition with items from Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. An exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial brings back to Germany a diverse set of everyday objects that Jews took with them when they fled the Nazis. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Dani Dayan, head of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial poses after a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. An exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial brings back to Germany a diverse set of everyday objects that Jews took with them when they fled the Nazis. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Administrators of a trust fund established to preserve historic Black churches in the United States have revealed the first 35 houses of worship that will receive financial grants totaling $4 million. The list of grantees includes 16th Street Baptist Church Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama, where crucial civil rights organizing meetings were held during Jim Crow segregation in the 1960s and where four Black girls were killed after a bombing by members of the Ku Klux Klan in 1963. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund launched its church program in 2021 to help support ongoing or planned restoration work at historic congregations that are caretakers for cultural artifacts and bear monumental legacies.

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Rev. Monica Marshall opens a Bible to Psalms at the pulpit of the Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Friday, a fund established to preserve historic Black churches in the United States formally revealed the first 35 houses of worship that will receive financial grants totaling $4 million. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Maryland Governor-Elect Wes Moore,stands for a photograph outside of the capitol dome in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

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Maryland Governor-Elect Wes Moore,stands outside the capitol dome in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

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Milan Fashion Week has closed on a note of tranquility after four days of mostly menswear previews for next fall and winter. Milan stalwart Giorgio Armani and Indian newcomer Dhruv Kapoor created similar moods in their collections but with vastly different aesthetics. One presented a study in tailoring and muted hues on Monday, the other an explosion of color on silhouettes that mixed the oversized with the petite. Armani took his admirers inside Milan’s hidden courtyards to view his collection. Kapoor hopes to promote self-acceptance with a new collection in which he seeks to reconcile alter-egos as a way of healing.

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View of the famous Imperial Summer Palace in Beijing, one of the most beautiful places in all China. Once th home of the celebrated empress do…