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Tallahassee, Florida

, was scheduled for demolition, but state officials decided to keep the Old Capitol as a museum. thumb left Florida's Old Capitol Building as seen at Night (File:Florida Capitol Night.jpg) Tallahassee was the center of world attention for six weeks during the United States presidential election in Florida, 2000 2000 United


Khartoum

Their Country By Ensuring World Attention And Peace In South Africa, Somali businesspeople also provide most of the retail trade in informal settlements around the Western Cape province. Local xenophobes still plague foreigners Marriage to Henry Wellcome In 1901, on a visit to Khartoum with her father


East Timor

of the East Timorese to world attention. In 1999 Wenner returned to East Timor and his reports from there. under the name of Max Stahl. won the 2000 Rory Peck Award for hard news war journalism. issuing_authority_website footnotes 1 East Timor now uses U.S. dollar (United States dollar) notes. '''East Timor centavo coins''' were introduced in East Timor in 2003 for use alongside United States Dollar banknotes and coins, which had been


Hangzhou

the Zhejiang Sci-Tech Industrial Park and Xiasha Sci-Tech Industrial Park. The Hi-tech Zone makes good use of the concentrated superior intelligence in the park zone, relies on Hangzhou city's richly endowed natural environment and depends on preferential investment policies to gradually build a scientifically based hi-tech city --- Paradise Silicon Valley will capture world attention. Hangzhou Hi


Dubai

AMEInfo date 7 September 2005 accessdate 12 August 2008 Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings (List of tallest buildings in Dubai), in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticised for human rights (Human rights in Dubai) violations concerning the city's largely South Asian workforce.<

hub, and has attracted world attention through many large innovative construction projects and sports events. The city is symbolised by its skyscrapers, including the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in addition to ambitious development projects including man-made islands, world class luxury hotels, and some of the largest and extraordinarily modern shopping malls in the world. Districts


Chad

impact in single-handedly mobilizing world attention to this crisis. There are undoubtedly hundreds of thousands of refugees in and from the Darfur region who owe their very lives to this formidable humanitarian and journalist." Robert DeVecchi, introduction to Nicholas Kristof, Council on Foreign Relations, April 2004 New York Magazine said that Kristof "single-handedly focused the world's attention on Darfur," "The Influentials: Media, New York Magazine, May 8, 2006 and the Save Darfur Coalition said that "he is the person most responsible for getting this issue into America's consciousness and the resulting efforts to resolve it." Save Darfur Coalition statement by David Rubenstein, April 18, 2006 Samantha Power, the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide, told an American Jewish World Service audience that Kristof was probably the person the Janjaweed militia in Darfur most wanted to kill. In June 2008, the actress Mia Farrow spoke as Kristof was honored with the Anne Frank Award, declaring: "Nick Kristof was one of the first to publicly insist that the words Never Again mean something for the people of Darfur. For his courage and his conviction in telling tell searing truths, he is the voice of our collective conscience, demanding we bear witness to the first genocide of the 21st century and encouraging us not to sit by while innocents die. Every once in a great while a moral giant appears among us. Nicholas Kristof is that person." For his coverage of Darfur, Ann Curry of NBC suggested that Kristof was "the modern journalist who showed courage and leadership comparable to the great Edward R. Murrow." WikiPedia:Chad Dmoz:Regional Africa Chad Commons:Category:Chad


Calgary

, and a drop in oil prices sent the Calgary metro economy downward. Unemployment raged, vacancies surged, and growth was slow or even negative in some years. In 1988, Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics and brought world attention to Calgary. By the 1990s, it was on the rebound and began growing again. Calgary today has become a more cosmopolitan city of over one million inhabitants with genuine attempts to diversify its economy and expand its attractiveness to outside visitors. Neighbourhoods


Beirut

advanced in a well-organised operation against a huge crowd of East Timorese engaged in peaceful protest. It was Wenner's footage that brought the plight of the East Timorese to world attention. In 1999 Wenner returned to East Timor and his reports from there. under the name of Max Stahl. won the 2000 Rory Peck Award for hard news war journalism. ; Fourth voyage (31 October 1934 – 3 May 1935) : Helsinki, Finland - Cartagena (Cartagena, Spain), Spain - Piraios, Greece - Saloniki


Somalia

July 2008, UNICEF sent Aiken to Somalia and Kenya. Mohamed, Guled. "U.S. pop star appeals for world attention on Somalia." ''Reuters South Africa''. June 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-29 "Clay Aiken calls for Kenya's kids to return to school." ''UNICEF Field Notes''. July 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-22<


Afghanistan

to the economy. ABC News. 31 January 2008. Nauru wants aid deal after camp closure. ''ABC News Online'.' Retrieved 31 January 2008. In 2001, Nauru was brought to world attention by the Tampa affair, a Norwegian cargo ship at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Australia, Norway and Indonesia. The ship carried asylum seekers (refugees), hailing primarily from Afghanistan, who were rescued while attempting to reach Australia. After much debate many of the immigrants were transported to Nauru, an arrangement known in Australia as the "Pacific Solution". Shortly thereafter, the Nauruan government closed its borders to most international visitors, preventing outside observers from monitoring the refugees' condition. Commons:Category:Afghanistan WikiPedia:Afghanistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Afghanistan


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