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Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
Bernardo Patino
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
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Fosseland lake, Norway
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France Square Yerevan Armenia
Marco Maier
Ramones Museum Berlin
Karel Gillissen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Strasbourg, France
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Aerial 360 of UKZN Pietermaritzburg Main Campus
Martin Broomfield
The church of San Pantaleone, Sambuca, Garfagnana
Jürgen Diemer
Sculpture "Windhosen" from Julia Bornefeld, Husum
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Military Mashup, Camp Adams, Arlington Fly-In, Arlington, WA
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Kickers with beach candles
Alexander Kalashnikoff
Portofino
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Yacht
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Ajyad Makkah Makarim Hotel
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Kingdom Schools
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Jordan University - الجامعة الأردنية
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Makarim Annakheel Village
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Endowments
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Saudi Schools - مدارس السعودية
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Al Baho King Saud
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Sahara Tabuk Makarim Hotel
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Al Rayan Hospital - مستشفى الريان
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Out View Ksu
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Rafal Tower - برج رافال
More About 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.