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Who is Paul?

In many ways, the picture says much to answer that question.

What the picture does not answer:

I live in Chatsworth, California with my long term partner, Greg Venne.

I am passionate about about:
     -->those who can not help themselves
     -->about politics
     -->and individual rights
     -->about Jewelry (I am a graduate gemologist) and Diamonds especially.

A picture says a thousand words. For more pictures, please visit my photo gallery.

 

The Latest World Headlines From BBC News . . .



Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS

The UN warns about the safety of up to 650,000 civilians in the IS stronghold.

Ecuador election: Exit polls put ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in lead

Lenin Moreno may not have won enough votes to avoid a run-off ballot, exit polls suggest.

Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, politics and a 'difficult year'

The actress spoke to the BBC ahead of the release of her new film, First They Killed My Father.

Trump holds interviews for security adviser to replace Flynn

The president will choose between four candidates to replace his sacked national security adviser.

Bogota explosion: Many injured in blast near bullring

Animal rights activists were due to hold an anti-bullfighting march close to where the blast happened.

Kraft Heinz drops Unilever takeover bid

Kraft Heinz "amicably" agrees to withdraw plans to buy Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever.

Man survives 20m fall down cliff in Sydney

He was winched to safety almost five hours later in a complicated rescue in dense bushland.

Thousands vie for Naked Man title in Japan

Thousands of men wearing just loincloths gathered at the Saidaiji Kannon-in Temple, Okayama, Japan for an annual festival.

Trump remark baffles Swedes

All was quiet in Sweden despite President Trump's suggestion of an attack in the country.

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

Witnesses say the bomb went off in a part of the city popular with soldiers, civilians and traders.

'Poisoned' critic Vladimir Kara-Murza leaves Russia for treatment

Vladimir Kara-Murza's lawyer says the diagnosis is 'toxic influence of an unknown substance'.

North Korea murdered Kim Jong-nam, says South Korea

South Korea publicly accuses its Northern neighbour, after four more suspects are identified.

Extended interview with Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie on her new film - based on the genocide in Cambodia - politics and her family.

Mosul: 'Lining up and ready for battle'

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville is embedded with Iraqi troops as they intensify their offensive in Mosul.

Trump: 'I'm only worried he's gonna give me a kiss'

The US president invited a supporter on to the stage at his rally in Florida.

Sister of Paris police 'rape victim' speaks out

The sister of the young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by French police, calls for justice in a BBC interview.

Wrong national anthem played for gold medallists

Russian gold medal winners at the biathlon world championship in Austria had to sing the correct version of their anthem.

Exploring Glasgow's secret 'ghost station'

A forgotten and abandoned platform hidden beneath Glasgow Central Station could be given new life.

Bill Gates: Pathogen could kill 30m in a year

Microsoft's founder warns a virus, possibly created by terrorists, could have a catastrophic effect.

Cars fall into Los Angeles sinkhole

The drama of cars tumbling into a sinkhole is shown on live TV.

Internet memes mock Donald Trump by making him look small - literally

Internet users mock the US president by making him look small - literally.

Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election - wife

Grace Mugabe says her husband. 92, is so popular voters would support him even if he were dead.

A modern point of view

LensCulture has announced the winners of its annual Exposure Awards, showcasing the best in contemporary photography.

Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Love

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Love".

Australian farmland

Aerial photos capture colours and patterns not typically associated with rural Australia.

Grammys 2017

Images of this year's Grammy awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Four weeks on

We asked different groups of people living in America what that's meant to them.

Human computers

The history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further than the 1960s - the period of the film Hidden Figures - and their struggles continued afterwards.

Charting a course

Gemma Handy reports on the sailors preparing their vintage vessels for Antigua's classic yacht regatta.

'Paralysed by grief'

Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough?

Drought battle

Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.

Progress check

Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?

Crimestopper

Economist Ken Rogoff on why it makes sense to get rid of large banknotes.

'The state is the enemy'

The BBC's James Longman assesses the mood in the deprived suburbs of Paris after days of unrest.

'Shattered hopes'

Long Zhenyang sought asylum in the US, saying his hopes of reform in China were "shattered".

Jonathan Marcus: US and Europe weigh each other up

Vice-President Mike Pence represents the new Donald Trump administration at the Munich Security Conference.

Stephen McDonell: Will killing derail North Korea-China ties?

Some see Kim Jong-nam's death as a slap in the face for Beijing from the North Korean leader.

Ecuador election: Who will succeed Rafael Correa?

Ecuadoreans vote for a new leader as President Rafael Correa ends his term after a decade in power.

Israel and the Palestinians: What are alternatives to a two-state solution?

A two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of a number of formulas, writes Prof Colin Shindler.

Unilever: Profile of a consumer goods giant

Profile of Unilever, the business behind brands from Marmite to Pot Noodle and Persil.

FA Cup quarter-final draw: Lincoln City to play Sutton or Arsenal

Lincoln City will play Sutton or Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals as reward for their fifth-round victory over Burnley.

Welsh Open 2017: Stuart Bingham beats Judd Trump 9-8 in final

Stuart Bingham holds his nerve in a tense final frame to beat Judd Trump 9-8 and win his first Welsh Open title.

Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United are made to work hard to beat Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round.