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Sadr City

or motorcycle was detonated in the Muraidi Market of the town, killing at least 69 civilians and wounding over 150. Voters in Sadr City allowed the Iraqi National Alliance to make huge gains in provincial elections (Iraqi governorate elections, 2009) in 2009 and parliamentary elections (Iraqi parliamentary election, 2010) in 2010. Strong showing for anti-U.S. cleric in Baghdad slum ref>


Sulaymaniyah

parliamentary seats. The Gorran List had a strong showing in the city of Sulaymaniyah and the Sulaymaniyah governnorate, which was previously considered PUK's stronghold. The Reform List, consisting of 4 parties, won 13 seats. In addition, the Islamic movement won 2 seats and 11 seats were reserved for minority parties Turkmen (Iraqi Turkmen) (5 seats), Assyrians (5 seats) and Armenians (1 seat). thumb 200px right Front view of Erbil International Airport (File:Eiakrd.jpg) under construction in 2008 Iraqi Kurdistan can be reached by land and air. By land, Iraqi Kurdistan can be reached most easily by Turkey through the Habur Border Gate which is the only border gate between Kurdistan and Turkey. This border gate can be reached by bus or taxi from airports in Turkey as close as the Mardin (Mardin Airport) or Diyarbakir (Diyarbakir Airport) airports, as well as from Istanbul or Ankara. Iraqi Kurdistan has two border gates with Iran, the Haji Omaran border gate and the Bashmeg border gate near the city of Sulaymaniyah. Iraqi Kurdistan has also a border gate with Syria known as the Faysh Khabur border gate. wikipedia:Sulaimaniya commons:Category:Sulaymaniyah


Tomsk

members, 16 are elected from the eight double mandate (Plurality voting system) districts while 17 are chosen from party lists (Party-list proportional representation). In the October 2005 local elections, United Russia was expected to cruise to a solid victory; however, the Pensioners Party (Russian Pensioners' Party) put up a strong showing. The final count was (proportional representation): *19.42% — '''5 seats''' — Pensioners Party *17.85% — '''5 seats''' — United Russia *9.95


Debrecen

had a similarly strong showing, contributing to the Romanian team's silver medal at the 2003 World Championships (2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships) and placing sixth in the all-around final. Gymn Forum Results 2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Women Team Gymn Forum Results 2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Women All Around That year she successfully competed in several international competitions winning the silver medal all around at the Gander Memorial behind Cătălina Ponor Gymn Forum Results 2003 Gander Memorial and the bronze medal all around at the 2003 Chunichi cup behind Andreea Munteanu (Aura Andreea Munteanu) and Svetlana Khorkina. Gymn Forum Results 2003 Chunichi Cup She also won silver on beam at the 2003 Cottbus Cup Gymn Forum Results 2003 Cottbus Cup and the 2003 DTB Cup Gymn Forum Results 2003 DTP Cup and won the Swiss cup together with Marian Drăgulescu. Gymn Forum Results 2003 Swiss Cup In the autumn of 1933 Bánhidi made a one-man flight in "Gerle No. 13" from Debrecen to Finland, Sweden and London, aiming to set a touring record while taking advantage of an offer to have the plane's Genet-Major (Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major) engine overhauled for free in Coventry. He was able to courier a state medal to Lord Rothermere, a sponsor of the 1931 ocean flight, and then flew to Debrecen non-stop. In 1937 Antal Bánhidi was invited for a two-month South American expedition, where he flew 15.000 kilometers over uncharted Amazonas (Amazon Basin) WikiPedia:Debrecen Commons:Category:Debrecen


Cameroon

. Cameroon is one of the few tropical countries to have competed (Cameroon at the 2002 Winter Olympics) in the Winter Olympics (Winter Olympic Games). Sport in Cameroon is dominated by association football (soccer). Amateur football clubs abound, organised along ethnic lines or under corporate sponsors. The Cameroon national football team has been one of the most successful in Africa since its strong showing in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Cameroon has won four African Cup of Nations titles and the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics (Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament). West (#West) 92–3, 127. Commons:Category:Cameroon WikiPedia:Cameroon Dmoz:Regional Africa Cameroon


Indianapolis

had a strong showing at the World Championship (2002 FIBA World Championship) held in Indianapolis, USA (Indianapolis). In a tournament full of well-known professionals, including NBA superstars, the team beat the top 3 European (FIBA Europe) teams at the time; eventual champion Yugoslavia (Yugoslavia national basketball team), Turkey (Turkey national basketball team) and Spain (Spain national basketball team). Puerto Rico, with a 5–1 record entering the quarterfinals, lost its chance to get into the medals round only by a dramatic 2-points loss to New Zealand (New Zealand national basketball team), eventually placing 7th. It is worth mentioning that Carlos Arroyo debuted at this tournament. In 2003, the team also won gold at the CentroBasket tournament (2003 Centrobasket), held in Mexico, but was only able to achieve the bronze medal at the Tournament of the Americas (2003 Tournament of the Americas) and the Pan American Games (Basketball at the 2003 Pan American Games). Reaching its 16th final at the CentroBasket tournament, Puerto Rico conquered the silver medal at the 2004 CentroBasket tournament (2004 Centrobasket), losing to the host Dominican Republic, 75–74, in the championship game. On August 15, 2004, at the 2004 Summer Olympics (Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics) in Athens, the Puerto Rico National Basketball Team became the second team in history to defeat the United States Olympic basketball team (United States national basketball team), recording only the third loss in an Olympic competition for the U.S. team, and the first since NBA (National Basketball Association) players were allowed to compete. The 92–73 outcome of that game is, as of 2008, the most lopsided victory against the U.S. (collegiate or professional players) in the history of Olympic World Championship basketball. The other team to defeat the U.S. had been the Soviet Union at the 1972 gold medal game (Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics#Gold_Medal_Match_controversy) (which outcome is still disputed) and the 1988 semifinals (Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics). Rookie year After seeing Kobayashi (approximately 145 pounds) win the 2002 Nathan's contest, Thomas realized a smaller stature was not an impediment to being a world-class eater, and entered the competitive eating circuit. In her first contest, the June 2003 Nathan's qualifier held at the Molly Pitcher rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike, her tally of 18 hot dogs took first place and enabled her to compete in the July 4 competition (Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest) held at Coney Island. Her total of 25 hot dogs there broke the women's record set three years earlier by Takako Akasaka, the dominant female in Japanese competitive eating. Thomas had several strong performances in the remainder of 2003, including record setting victories in turducken and fruitcake competitions. At a single-person exhibition in a rock festival in Indianapolis, she ate 65 hard-boiled eggs in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, setting a record and amazing the skeptical concertgoers. International Federation of Competitive Eating - Records Though Thomas had only competed for half of 2003, the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) named her Rookie of the Year. Chapters thumb Guardian Angels in Miami (File:Miami angels.jpg)The Guardian Angels USA first established chapters in Washington, D. C., New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, London, Toronto, Dallas, Tokyo, Houston, Cape Town, Auckland, Savannah (Savannah, Georgia), Seattle, and York, (Pennsylvania) (York, Pennsylvania). Recently, the organization established chapters in smaller cities, such as the Massachusetts cities of Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts) and Brockton (Brockton, Massachusetts); other smaller city chapters recently organized include Sacramento and Stockton, California and Portland, Maine. In May 2011, a chapter was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana as well. Early life Rusie was born on May 30, 1871 in Mooresville, Indiana, to mason (Masonry) and plasterer William Asbury Rusie and his wife Mary Donovan. WikiPedia:Indianapolis Dmoz:Regional North America United States Indiana Localities I Indianapolis commons:Indianapolis, Indiana


Mexico City

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Dominican Republic

place at the 1999 Tournament of the Americas hosted in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2001 the team was able to recover its CentroBasket (2001 Centrobasket) title, with a triumph in Mexico. Later that year, the team repeated its 4th place at the 2001 FIBA Americas tournament (2001 Tournament of the Americas) in Argentina. In 2002, the team had a strong showing at the World Championship (2002 FIBA World Championship) held in Indianapolis, USA (Indianapolis). In a tournament full of well-known professionals, including NBA superstars, the team beat the top 3 European (FIBA Europe) teams at the time; eventual champion Yugoslavia (Yugoslavia national basketball team), Turkey (Turkey national basketball team) and Spain (Spain national basketball team). Puerto Rico, with a 5–1 record entering the quarterfinals, lost its chance to get into the medals round only by a dramatic 2-points loss to New Zealand (New Zealand national basketball team), eventually placing 7th. It is worth mentioning that Carlos Arroyo debuted at this tournament. In 2003, the team also won gold at the CentroBasket tournament (2003 Centrobasket), held in Mexico, but was only able to achieve the bronze medal at the Tournament of the Americas (2003 Tournament of the Americas) and the Pan American Games (Basketball at the 2003 Pan American Games). Reaching its 16th final at the CentroBasket tournament, Puerto Rico conquered the silver medal at the 2004 CentroBasket tournament (2004 Centrobasket), losing to the host Dominican Republic, 75–74, in the championship game. On August 15, 2004, at the 2004 Summer Olympics (Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics) in Athens, the Puerto Rico National Basketball Team became the second team in history to defeat the United States Olympic basketball team (United States national basketball team), recording only the third loss in an Olympic competition for the U.S. team, and the first since NBA (National Basketball Association) players were allowed to compete. The 92–73 outcome of that game is, as of 2008, the most lopsided victory against the U.S. (collegiate or professional players) in the history of Olympic World Championship basketball. The other team to defeat the U.S. had been the Soviet Union at the 1972 gold medal game (Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics#Gold_Medal_Match_controversy) (which outcome is still disputed) and the 1988 semifinals (Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics). ''parties -'' (78) Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, People's Republic of China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (associate member), Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Republic of Ireland), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, South Korea, Libya, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, NZ (New Zealand), Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu *# Osborne Riviere (2001-2005) * '''Dominican Republic''' - Hugo Tolentino Dipp (2000-2003) * '''El Salvador''' - María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila (1999-2004) Nicks left the Dunham School in 1953. Forming a small company, "El Ballet Negro de Walter Nicks," in Mexico, he performed at the Insurgentes Theatre in Mexico City in a production starring Cantinflas; at the Sans Souci in Havana (Havana, Cuba); on television in the Dominican Republic, and at the Condado Beach Hotel in San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Also during this period, he spent five months in Haiti observing Vodou (Haitian Vodou) dances. *Denmark: Conservative People's Party (Conservative People's Party (Denmark)) *Dominican Republic: National Progressive Force *Estonia: Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica Caribbean fufu In the Caribbean and the nations with populations of West African origin, such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico, plantains or yams are mashed and then other ingredients are added. In the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, the dish is described as mangú (Mangú (dish)) and mofongo, respectively. The difference between West African fufu and Caribbean "fufu" is noted in both the texture and the flavorings, Caribbean fufu and mofongo being less of a dough-like and more of a firm consistency. Another difference can be seen in mofongo, unlike Caribbean fufu and West African fufu the Puerto Rican mofongo is fried then mashed with broth, olive oil, and stuffed with meat (traditional ''chicharrón''), vegetables, or seafood. Pasek relinquished her crown to Dominican Republic's Amelia Vega in the 2003 competition, held in Panama. Miss Database Having worked as a model since 1996, Pasek has since modeled for Christian Dior, among other fashion campaigns. The '''Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America''' ''(Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina)'', abbreviated as '''OSPAAAL''', is a Cuban political movement with the stated purpose of fighting globalisation, imperialism, neoliberalism and defending human rights. It publishes the magazine ''Tricontinental''. The OSPAAAL was founded in Havana in January 1966, after the Tricontinental Conference, a meeting of leftist (Left-wing politics) delegates from Guinea, the Congo (Republic of Congo), South Africa, Angola, Vietnam, Syria, North Korea, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chile and the Dominican Republic. Mehdi Ben Barka, the Moroccan leader of the Tricontinental Conference, was murdered the year before, allegedly with complicity of the CIA. In the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico it always refers to skirt steak, cooked on a barbecue grill. The ''chimichurri'' sauce is optional, since the meat is very savory with just a slight hint of sea salt that is sprinkled over the meat during cooking. In Puerto Rico it is also customary to replace chimichurri sauce with ''Pique criollo'' or ''Ajilimójili'' sauce. Latin America & the Caribbean *'''Arroz con leche''' (Argentina, Brazil ('''Arroz-doce'''), Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Uruguayan, Venezuela) all countries use the Spanish and Portuguese recipes that were brought over. Extra flavoring used in all countries depending on the cook's preference are anise seed, star anise, and raisins *'''Rice pudding''' (Jamaican) with milk, egg yolk, allspice, sugar, raisins (soaked in rum), vanilla, butter, sometimes crushed meringue, toasted coconut flakes, cornstarch, and crushed pineapple can be added. When the new revolutionary government (Cuban Revolution) led by Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, the economic and political situation changed. Many Chinese grocery store owners, having had their properties expropriated by the new government, left Cuba. Most of these settled in the United States, particularly nearby Florida, where they and their U.S.-born children are called Chinese-Americans or Cuban-Americans of Chinese descent, while a relatively few to nearby Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries, and also to U.S.-ruled territory of Puerto Rico, where they are called Chinese Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Puerto Ricans of Chinese descent, or Cuban-Americans of Chinese descent. Chinese refugees to United States include people whose ancestors came to Cuba 10 years before the Cuban Revolution and those from the United States. These Chinese American refugees, whose ancestors had come from California, were happy to be back in the United States. As a result of this exodus, the number of pure Chinese dropped sharply in Havana’s ''Barrio Chino''. The places they migrated to had a unique Chinese culture and a popularity of Chinese Cuban restaurants. '''''In the Time of the Butterflies''''' is a 2001 feature film, produced for the Showtime (Showtime (TV network)) television network, directed by Mariano Barroso based on the Julia Álvarez book of the same name (In the Time of the Butterflies (novel)). The story is a fictionalized account of the lives of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican (Dominican Republic) revolutionary activists, who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo and were assassinated on November 25, 1960. In the film, Salma Hayek plays one of the sisters, ''Minerva'', and Edward James Olmos plays the Dominican (Dominican Republic) dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo whom the sisters opposed. Marc Anthony has a minor role WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana


North Korea

His candidacy was not expected to succeed in winning the Republican nomination due to the overwhelmingly large number of social conservatives in the Republican Party. He was, however, able to gain support. Although fellow Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was never overly enthusiastic, he was supportive. Other supportive Republicans were hopeful Specter could trim the party's "far-right fringe." Although his campaign was ultimately unsuccessful at wooing conservatives, it was widely believed he could have had a strong showing among independents. On November 23, 1995, before the start of the primaries, Specter suspended his campaign to endorse Kansas Senator Bob Dole. Negroponte also appointed "mission managers" – intelligence professionals focused on America's hardest targets and most looming threats. The mission managers are focused on counterterrorism, counterproliferation, counterintelligence, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba and Venezuela.


Buenos Aires

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