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and writing poetry. 250px left thumb Playing janggi on Seoul (Image:Janggi-seoul.jpg)'s streets One will often see older men crowding around a single janggi board while two men play for small amounts of money. These games are played year round, especially in city parks in Seoul. Generally, janggi is considered a gambling game, and seems less popular in Korea than the strategy game Baduk (Go (Go (board game))). ''Principal cities'': Seoul, Tokyo foundation


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-londres-heathrow-au-depa back 61 title Summer period: exceptional Air France Airbus A380 flights on London-Heathrow to Paris-CDG route publisher Corporate.airfrance.com date accessdate 9 August 2011 A capital city that is also the prime economic, cultural, or intellectual centre of a nation or an empire is sometimes referred to as a primate city. Examples are Athens, Beijing, Belgrade, Brussels,Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo


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title Comic Genius author Kerman, Byron date 2010-07 accessdate 2010-06-27 Jim Lee and Bill Baker. ''Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee'' Titan Books, 2010, Pages 8 and 10 where he lived a typical middle-class childhood. Lee's St. Louis Country Day School classmates predicted in his senior yearbook that he would found his own comic book company. Despite


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hop, there is also an underground scene that has developed throughout South Korea. Online webzines like Hiphop Playa have contributed to spreading the culture. At one revival in Seoul, South Korea, Graham attracted more than one million people to a single service. He appeared in China in 1988—for Ruth, this was a homecoming, since she had been born in China to missionary parents. He appeared in North Korea


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the development of Ethno-Musik, especially Ethno Jazz. The rapidly growing megacities (over 10 million inhabitants, like Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Jakarta, Bombay, São Paulo, Mexico City) further promoted substantial urbanisation based development of Ethno Jazz. '''Sogang University''' (hangul: 서강대학교 hanja: ) is one of the leading research and liberal arts universities in Seoul, South Korea. birth_date


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-gu , Seoul, South Korea key_people Life He was born in Seoul, in what is now South Korea. He achieved early success as a government official, but his straightforward character made enemies at court and he was banished for imprudent criticism of those in power. Thirteen years later he returned to become tutor to the royal princes but was later banished again. He spent most of his 85 years in his rustic country home, contemplating the nature of life, teaching


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title IDEO Contact page publisher Ideo.com date accessdate 2011-11-12 The company helps design products, services, environments, and digital experiences. Additionally, the company has become increasingly involved in management consulting and organizational design. *1981: The Hijacking of Flight Garuda Indonesia GA 206 on 28 March 1981. This was the first serious Indonesian airline


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passenger train smashed into packed local bus, where flipped a vehicle onto railroad side at Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, killing fourteen people and injuring twenty. May 8 India – A truck carrying local wedding couples and families are plunged by lost control with overturned at Hamirpur (Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh), Himachal Pradesh, India, killing 70 people, another 8 are injured.


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in the 1984 Little League World Series, leading his Altamonte Springs team to victory in the United States Championship bracket in a 4–2 victory over Southport, Indiana. His team then fell in the world championship game (Little League World Series#Little League World Series champions) to the international champion from Seoul, South Korea, by a score of 6–2. Varitek


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a family court that Kim could not raise Hines Jr. independently, because she did not speak English. Ward would later be reunited with his mother at the age of 7. During this time, Hines Ward Sr. did not support Ward with child support or visit Ward regularly with Ward stating that he talks with his father about once every two years. Greenfeld, Karl. "The Long Way Home," '' Sports Illustrated

sports. Athletes from 12 of the ex-Soviet republics would compete as the Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics, and each nation would field independent teams in subsequent Games. The '''United States''' competed at the ''' 1988 Summer Olympics

''' in Seoul, South Korea. 527 competitors, 332 men and 195 women, took part in 230 events in 27 sports. The '''Netherlands''' (as ''Holland'') competed at the '''1988 Summer Olympics''' in Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea). 147 competitors

Seoul

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'''Seoul''' ( With a population of over 10 million, the megacity is the largest city proper (List of cities proper by population) in the OECD.

Situated on the Han River (Han River (Korea)), Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace (Changdeokgung), Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine (Jongmyo), Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. with over 12 million international visitors in 2013, Seoul Statistics making it the world's 10th most visited city (Tourism#MasterCard_Global_Destination_Cities_Index) and 6th largest earner in tourism (Tourism#MasterCard_Global_Destination_Cities_Index). MasterCard-Global Destination Cities index

Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River which transformed it from the damage of the Korean War to the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy (List of cities by GDP) with a GDP of US$774 billion At purchasing power parity, see List of cities by GDP. in 2012 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. A world leading technology hub centered on Gangnam (Gangnam (3 Districts)) and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area boasts 15 http: fortune.com global500 samsung-electronics-13 Fortune Global 500 companies such as Samsung, the world's largest technology company (List of the largest technology companies), as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia (Hyundai Kia Automotive Group). In 2013, the city's GDP per capita (PPP) (List of South Korean regions by GDP) of $39,448 was comparable to that of France and Finland. Ranked sixth in the Global Power City Index (Global city) and eighth in the Global Financial Centres Index, the metropolis exerts a major influence in global affairs as one of the five leading hosts of global conferences (Union of International Associations). http: www.uia.be sites uia.be files documents statistics press press12.pdf It also hosts the world's most art openings per square mile. http: travel.cnn.com seoul life 50-reasons-why-seoul-worlds-greatest-city-534720

Seoul is the world's most wired city http: travel.cnn.com seoul life 50-reasons-why-seoul-worlds-greatest-city-534720 and ranked first in technology readiness by PwC's ''Cities of Opportunity'' report. http: www.pwc.com us en cities-of-opportunity 2014 assets cities-of-opportunity-2014.pdf Seoul Station is the main terminal of the KTX (Korea Train Express) high-speed rail and the Seoul Subway is the world's largest subway (Rapid transit) network, http: www.lwt.co.kr introduce tour tour.do Its Lotte Cinema houses the world's largest cinema screen. http: www.guinnessworldrecords.com records-4000 largest-permanent-35mm-cinema-screen Seoul's COEX Mall is the world's largest underground shopping mall. http: www.newsis.com ar_detail view.html?ar_id NISX20141201_0013328698&cID 10402&pID 10400 Emporis ranked Seoul's skyline having the world's fourth highest visual impact among major cities. http: www.emporis.com statistics skyline-ranking

Seoul hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. A UNESCO City of Design (Creative Cities Network), Seoul was named the 2010 World Design Capital (World Design Capital).

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