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City in Focus

  • City in Focus: Mosul, Iraq

    Mosul in Iraq is considered one of the most beautiful and important cities in the Middle East. Called Al-Faiha, which means paradise, it stands near the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh and has been been occupied since the reign of the Assyrians. With the recent arrival of ISIS, Mosul is anything but a...

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  • City in Focus: Svay Pak, Cambodia

    Cambodia is in southeastern Asia and borders Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Although the country is slightly smaller in area than Oklahoma, more than 15 million people live there. In the late 1970s, Cambodia succumbed to communism under the dictator, Pol Pot. The ruthless leader sought cultural purification by eliminating all things that were not strictly...

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  • City in Focus: Chisinau, Moldova

    The capital city of Chisinau is located in the heart of the Republic of Moldova. Chisinau is the country’s largest metropolis and has experienced much conflict in its long history, including World War II and the rise and fall of the Soviet empire. The city holds a deeply Christian tradition and is considered to be...

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  • City in Focus: Las Vegas, Nevada

    “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” This popular phrase is played out in movies that idealize Las Vegas as a fun, adult playground. The prominence of luxurious hotels, grand casinos, and flashing marquees boasting scantily-clad women add to the city’s anything-goes allure. But this “no consequences” attitude is a dangerous illusion. In reality, Las...

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  • City in Focus: Sao Paulo, Brazil

    São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and in all of South America. Sprawling over 580 square miles, the city is home to more than 11 million people. São Paulo is abuzz with activity, day and night, and it attracts a consistent flow of visitors, but this summer tourism will escalate. On June 12,...

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  • City in Focus: Fortaleza, Brazil

    Fortaleza (Portuguese for ‘fortress’) is one of twelve cities slated to host the upcoming 2014 World Cup games. Located in the northeastern state of Ceará, Fortaleza is Brazil’s fifth largest city and boasts a population of more than 2.5 million people. A passion for soccer is deeply ingrained in the region’s rich culture. And with...

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