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Re Election of Syrian President Assad 2007

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A: Syria Al Assad Election 2007

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Syria Al Assad Election 2007

B: Hejaz Station Damascus

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Wikipedia: Hejaz Train Station (Arabic: محطة الحجاز‎) is a main train station located in central Dama...

Hejaz Station Damascus

C: Damascus Hidjaz Station

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Hidjaz Station was built at the end of 19th beginning 20th century and was part of the ambitious Bagh...

Damascus Hidjaz Station

D: Damascus Martyris Square

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Damascus Martyris Square

E: Damascus 2006

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Al Jalaa Park next to the Four Season Hotek in Damascus Syria

Damascus 2006

F: Jazz Festival 2007

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The Citadel of Damascus was for one week the stage for many Jazz musicians participating at the intl....

Jazz Festival 2007

G: Hamidiye Souq

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  Hamidiye Souq is the most famous market in the Old Town of Damascus / Syria. It forms the main entr...

Hamidiye Souq

H: Damascus Hamadye Souq

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Damascus Hamadye Souq

I: Ummayad Mosque

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 Wikipedia:  The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية ال...

Ummayad Mosque

J: Umayad Mosque in Damascus

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Inside the patio of the Umayad Mosque in Damascus Originally the main building of the mosque was a ch...

Umayad Mosque in Damascus

This panorama was taken in Syria, Middle East

This is an overview of Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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