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2006-05-22 08:16:53

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Veteran Spanish director Pedro Almodovar leads the early running in Cannes this year with his bitter-sweet comedy "Volver," as European cinema overshadows Hollywood at the world's biggest film festival. Also catching critics' eye as the annual orgy of pictures, publicity and parties reached the halfway point on Monday is a first-time filmmaker from Britain, Andrea Arnold, with "Red Road" and Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan with "Iklimler"...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'