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Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture

at a Linxia City market, wearing traditional eyeglasses After the Qing (Qing Dynasty) general Zuo Zongtang had finally destroyed the rebels farther east, in Shaanxi and Ningxia, he tried to take Hezhou in the late 1872, but his troops were badly defeated by Ma Zhan'ao's Muslim fighters at the battle of Taizi Mosque,


Savannakhet

Parade) and ''Boun Bangfai'' (Rocket Festival) are held in Champhone District at the end of April to early May. There are many activities including traditional dancing, artificial elephant and horse riding and men wearing traditional Lao women clothes and cosmetics. Each village prepares a rocket and a rocket competition is held. The village with the highest rocket launch, wins. This competition is held for showing appreciation to the ''Payathan'', deities who give rain for successful agriculture


Dagestan

with the expropriation of estates and the construction of fortresses (including Makhachkala), electrified highlanders into rising under the aegis of the Muslim Imamate of Dagestan, led by Ghazi Mohammed (1828–32), Gamzat-bek (1832–34) and Shamil (Imam Shamil) (1834–59). This Caucasian War raged until 1864, when Shamil was captured and the Khanate of Avaristan was abolished. thumb right Dagestani man, photographed by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (File:Sunni Muslim man wearing traditional dress and headgear.jpg), circa 1907 to 1915 Dagestan and Chechnya profited from the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78), to rise together against Imperial Russia for the last time (Chechnya rose again various times throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries). 21 December 1917 Ingushetia, Chechnya, and Dagestan declared independence from Russia and formed a single state "United Mountain Dwellers of the North Caucasus" (also known as Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus) which was recognized by major world powers. The capital of the new state was moved to Temir-Khan-Shura (Dagestan) http: 1900.ethnia.org polity.php?ASK_CODE KC__&ASK_YY 1919&ASK_MM 05&ASK_DD 07&SL en Russian Civil War Polities Общественное движение ЧЕЧЕНСКИЙ КОМИТЕТ НАЦИОНАЛЬНОГО СПАСЕНИЯ The first prime minister of the state was elected Tapa Chermoyev a Chechen prominent statesman, second prime minister was elected an Ingush statesman Vassan-Girey Dzhabagiev who also was the author of the Constitution of the land in 1917, in 1920 he was reelected for the third term. In 1921 Russians attack and occupy the country and forcefully join in to the Soviet state. Caucasian war for independence continues the government goes into exile. Вассан-Гирей Джабагиев After the Bolshevik Revolution, Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) armies occupied Azerbaijan and Dagestan and the region became part of the short-lived Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus. After more than three years of fighting White movement and local nationalists, the Bolsheviks achieved victory and the Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was proclaimed on January 20, 1921. Nevertheless, Stalin (Joseph Stalin)'s industrialization largely bypassed Dagestan and the economy stagnated, making the republic the poorest region in Russia. As with its neighbors Georgia, Azerbaijan and Chechnya, Dagestan developed a renewed nationalist movement in the late 1980s. Dagestani nationalism, however, rested on very unstable foundations, as the republic was (and is) extremely multiethnic, with many of its regions being recent additions, and even the existence of a unified Dagestan was relatively new with little historical context (previously, Avaria had been a separate entity, and most areas were completely unrelated to any sort of centralizing government). Dagestan's new elite, composed overwhelmingly of Avars, Dargins and Russians founded and consolidated its power. To this day, Dagestan is a very troubled region. There are various underground Wahhabist Islamist movements (some more moderate than others, there was also a constitutional Islamizationist party before it was banned), originating as early as the late 80s. Dagestan's poor population, often displeased with the "official" clergy (who they deem as government puppets, either of the Dagestani government or of Russia), is occasionally drawn to these groups as a form or reaction against the government (not in the least because of the unifying power of the common Muslim religion in a highly multiethnic area paired with the promises of the Islamists to "end inequality, patriarchalism and corruptions of the true faith" paired with their occasional assistance to poor communities). However, attraction to Islamism varies between sectors of the population. People from Southern Dagestan, poorer people, people with a lower education level and people from certain ethnicities are more inclined to support Islamist tendencies. WikiPedia:Dagestan commons:Дагестан


West Palm Beach, Florida

; ref The team mascots were a male and female student dressed as Chinese persons wearing traditional Chinese attire. An earlier attempt was made by a visit of Chinese American groups to change the name from Chinks during the 1974–1975 school year; this was voted down by the student body. The event received national attention. In addition to being the southernmost city in Texas, Brownsville is among the southernmost of all U.S. cities. Only Hawaii Hawai i


La Paz

of Pedro Domingo Murillo, martyr of the independence revolution of 1809, has been preserved and is now a museum. The house displays a collection of furniture, textiles, and art from colonial times. *Museo Costumbrista: Displays ceramic dolls wearing traditional customs that show how was life in the early 19th century. Also on display are photos of old La Paz. *Museo Nacional de Arqueología (''National Museum of Archeology''): Depicts a collection of artifacts of the Tiawanaku culture. *Museo del Litoral (''Museum of the Litoral Coastal Region''): Displays objects from the 1879 war in which Bolivia lost its sea coast to Chile. *Museo del Oro (''Gold Museum''): Depicts pre-Conquest works made of gold, silver and copper. *Museo de Etnografía y Folklore (''Ethnography and Folkolore Museum''): Located in a house built during the late 18th century, it exhibits customs and art of two ethnic groups: Chipayas and Ayoreos. *Museo del Charango (''Museum of Charango''): Located in Calle Linares, the museum displays an important variety of charangos. Other native instruments are displayed as well. *Museo de Historia Natural (''Natural History Museum''): Exhibits on Bolivian paleontology, geology, zoology and botanical elements of interest. *Casa Museo Marina Nuñez del Prado (''Marina Nuñez del Prado House Museum''): Displays Quechua and Aymara-theme sculptures by Bolivian artist Marina Nuñez del Prado. *Museo Nacional de Arte (''National Art Museum''): Located in Calle Comercio, on a former palace built in 1775, displays works by Melchor Perez de Holguín and Marina Nuñez del Prado, among others. *Mercado de Brujas (''Witches' Market''): Merchandise sold here includes herbs, remedies as well as other ingredients used in Aymara (Aymara people) traditions. *Feria de Alasitas: This fair is celebrated for two weeks each year, beginning January 24. The central figure is a little god of abundance known as Ekeko, which means dwarf in Aymara (Aymara language). *Museo San Francisco Cultural Center Churches and cathedrals thumb Metropolitan Cathedral (File:Catedral Metropolitana de La Paz.JPG) thumb San Francisco Church (File:San-Francisco Bolivia.jpg) *Metropolitan Cathedral, built in 1835 and located next to the Presidential Palace, on Murillo Square; *San Francisco Church (Basilica of San Francisco, La Paz, Bolivia), founded in 1548 and rebuilt 1784. Other attractions *Bolivian Presidential Palace (Palacio Quemado), also known as "Burned Palace". *Parque Urbano Central ''(Central Urban Park)'' Local festivals * January 24: ''Alasitas'' is a yearly fair where people buy miniature gifts and praise the god of prosperity, Ekeko. The fair begins every January 24 and lasts for a month. * February 2: ''Virgen de Copacabana'', (Villa Copacabana) * May 1: ''San José Obrero'' (V. Nuevo Potosí) * May 3: ''Señor de la Santa Cruz'' (Calvario, Tacagua, Calacoto) * May 13: ''Virgen de Fátima'' (Villa Fátima) * May 14: ''San Isidro, Labrador'' (San Isidro) * May 17: ''Señor de la Sentencia'' (Villa Armonía) * May: Jesus, ''Señor del Gran Poder'' (movible, Gran Poder) * June 13: ''San Antonio de Padua'' (San Antonio) * June 24: ''San Juan Bautista'' (Valle Hermoso, San Juan) * June 29: ''San Pedro Apóstol'' (San Pedro) * July 16: ''Virgen del Carmen, Patroness of Bolivia and the Armed Forces of the Nation Efemerides of La Paz * July 25: ''Apóstol Santiago'' (Munaypata, Pampahasi, Pasankeri, Periférica, Alto Delicias) * August 15: ''Virgen de Urqupiña'' (Urkupiña) * August 15: ''Virgen de la Asunción'' (Villa Victoria) * September 8: ''Virgen de las Nieves'' (V. Copacabana, M. Paredes, La Portada, Achachicala, Alto Irpavi, Cotahuma, Las Nieves) * September 8: ''Virgen de los Remedios'' (Miraflores) * September 14: ''Señor de la Exaltación'' (Obrajes, G. de Lima, Bajo Tejar, Vino Tinto) * September 24: ''Virgen de la Merced'' (Cota Cota) * October 7: ''Virgen del Rosario'' (El Rosario) * November: ''Cristo Rey'' (Pura Pura) * December 4: ''Santa Barbara'' (Santa Bárbara, Llojeta) * December 8: ''Virgen de la Concepción'' (Kupini, Sopocachi, Achumani) Transportation Air thumb New Look of El Alto International Airport (File:SalaPreembarque07.gif) thumb Waiting area in El Alto International Airport for domestic flights. (File:Lapaz airport.jpg) La Paz is served by El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB), which is situated eight miles ( Commons:Category:La Paz Wikipedia:La Paz, Bolivia


Brunei

wearing traditional Palembangese Songket * Brunei - Baju Melayu (male), Baju Kurung, Baju Kebaya (Kebaya) (female), Songket, Sarong * Cambodia - Sampot, Apsara, Sabai. **Monarch - Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan (List of rulers of Bhutan) (1972–2006) * Brunei (British protected state (protected state)) **High Commissioner - Arthur Christopher Watson, British High Commissioner in Brunei (1978–1984) **Monarch - Jigme Singye


Baku

(Baku) Maiden Tower , Baku, Absheron thumb upright Azerbaijani woman wearing traditional clothing, 1900 (File:Azeri 1900.PNG) In Azerbaijan, women were granted the right to vote in 1919. Women have attained


Hanoi

imperia md content asienpazifikforum apw apw2009 praesentationen prof._le_vietnam.10.2009.ppt title Solar Energy and Solar Photovoltaics in Vietnam accessdate May 15, 2013 date September 2011 Demographics upright thumb Hanoian girls wearing traditional costume Áo dài (File:ao dai APEC.jpg) during APEC Summit 2006 Hanoi's population is constantly growing (about 3.5% per year), a reflection of the fact that the city is both a major metropolitan area


Kenya

;task view&id 360&Itemid 1 Explosive Population Growth in Tropical Africa: Crucial Omission in Development Forecasts (Emerging Risks and Way Out). ''World Futures'' 70 2 (2014): 120–139 . from 2.9 million to 40 million inhabitants over the last century. "Exploding population". The New York Times. 7 January 2008. File:A woman wearing traditional tribal

beads in Turkana, Kenya, October 2012 (8405274783).jpg thumb left upright A Nilotic (Nilotic peoples) Turkana (Turkana people) woman wearing traditional neck beads. Kenya's various ethnic groups typically speak their mother tongues within their own communities. The two official languages, English and Swahili (Swahili language), are used in varying degrees of fluency for communication with other populations. English is widely spoken in commerce, schooling and government. ref


Afghanistan

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