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to the Maldives. The Indian paratroopers landed at Hulule and secured the airfield and restored the government rule at Malé within hours. The brief, bloodless operation, labelled ''Operation Cactus'', also involved the Indian Navy. 21st century thumb right People in Malé (File:Malé after tsunami (cropped).jpg) removing sand bags from a nearby

construction site, to be used as a barrier to protect their homes from the flood, shortly after being hit by the tsunami generated by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake On 26 December 2004, following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, the Maldives were devastated (Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on the Maldives) by a tsunami. Only nine islands were reported to have escaped any flooding, Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives


sphere are named after the French (France) astronomer (astronomy) Édouard Roche. In 1756, Pott sustained a broken leg after a fall from his horse. It is often assumed that his injury was the same one that later came to be known as Pott's fracture, but in reality Pott's broken leg was a much more serious compound fracture of the femur. As he lay in the mud and muck, he sent a servant to buy a door from a nearby construction site, then had himself placed on the door and taken home. Surgeons cleaned the wound and discussed amputation, an operation which at the time had a very high rate of failure (as it often led to sepsis and death), but Pott prevailed on them to splint the leg and he ultimately recovered completely. Gordon 1994, pp. 126-127 In 1768, Pott published ''Some Few Remarks upon Fractures and Dislocations''. The book was translated into French (French language) and Italian (Italian language) and had a far-reaching influence in Britain and France. His name was written in the annals of medicine, by first describing arthritic tuberculosis of the spine (vertebral column) (Pott's disease). He gave an excellent clinical description in his ''Remarks on that Kind of Palsy of the Lower Limbs''. Among his other writings the most noteworthy are ''A Treatise on Ruptures'' (1756), and ''Chirurgical Observations''. At first, Ulm's significance was due to the privilege of a ''Königspfalz'', a place of accommodation for the medieval German kings and emperors on their frequent travels. Later, Ulm became a city of traders and craftsmen. One of the most important legal documents of the city, an agreement between the Ulm patricians and the trade guilds ( Commons:Category:France WikiPedia:France Dmoz:Regional Europe France

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