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Alex Dennis Bolado
Souk Sharq Park
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Souk Sharq Marina at Night
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Sharq Mall
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Sharq Beach Kuwait
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Sharq Mall view deck
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Weekend Walk
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Yacht Club
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Water Clock in Souk Sharq Kuwait
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Sharq Kuwait
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Souk Sharq Pier
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Dhow in Souk Sharq
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Sharq Fish Port
Marcio Cabral
Maytreia
Willy Kaemena
VCRR Open Viewing Car
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shanghai-expo Finland Pavilion
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Nagaur Cattle Fair, Horse Dance
Ruediger Kottmann
Rape field
Wolfgang Stich
inside the lantern of St. Charles Church in Vienna
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8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora macaber coat of arms of the steinberk family
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The Rising Areia que Canta
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The Ali Qoli Aqa Bathhouse
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Puesta de Sol - Salar de Atacama
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Midnight Terror Cave Entrance
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Museum of Art and History First Floor Hall
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Forum Mall Banglore - Sijo Abraham
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AYURVEDA KUMARAKOM
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EASTEND MUNNAR
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Munnar Yukkali Plantation
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Reception
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BACKWATER ALAPUZZHA
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Nahar Ooty 10
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Nahar Ooty 6
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Christ University
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Punnamada
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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.