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Duke University Campus, Durham, North Carolina USA

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Duke University is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, North Carolina, just north of the capital city Raleigh. In this panorama, the 210 foot tower of the Duke Chapel, with its gothic architecture, is the most prominent building. The tower houses a 50-bell carillon. The William R. Perkins Library with the libraries of the schools of business, divinity and medicine, have over 6 million volumes, 18 million manuscripts, 168,000 electronic resources, and more than 115,000 items in its digital collections. The school has a combined student population of over 14,000 and is one of the premier academic universities in the United States. Durham, North Carolina has a population of over 200,000. Other facilities at the University include the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke Chapel, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Forest, and the Duke Lemur Center. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are 55 acres of landscaped flowers and trees in heart of the Duke Campus. Each year more than 300,000 visitors enjoy the gardens’ five miles of walkways and more than 8,000 species and varieties of plants.

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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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