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Building Stronger Relationships - Understanding Those Who Are Different Than You

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 Bill Sinunu (January 11, 2009)  To become a citizen of the world, it's helpful if you understand how it feels to not belong. Now that may sound like an illogical statement. Doesn't being a world citizen connote a comfort level in most, if not all, global locales? But the key to becoming a world citizen is to understand the essence of what it feels like to be an outsider. That feeling is what fine tunes observation .. (International)

Brutality of Fact - The Assault on Gaza

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 Susanta Bhattacharyya (January 11, 2009)  "There is no such thing as Palestinians; they never existed" was the haughty proclamation of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, the ‘Iron Lady’ of Israeli politics. From its founding days, the State of Israel has continued to display the same colonialist haughtiness towards the people of Palestine. For decades, this fundamental arrogant attitude of Israel has been .. (International)

Medics Fight With Death in Gaza

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 Neguletu Octavian (January 10, 2009)  Looks like 2009 brings not only joy but tragedy as well to the entire world. When I say tragedy I mean the war in Gaza, with its terrible views. The medics, who deserve medals for their bravery and for not losing their temper to those terrible views, do their best to provide medical assistance to those in need. Unfortunately some of them had come under the fire and had faced some .. (International)

Post Invasion Iraq - Deja Vu From Post War Europe

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 Travis Hill (January 10, 2009)  It didn't take long after the Iraq Invasion for the media to accuse the U. S. of “losing the peace" in Iraq after winning the war. The insurgency, bombed out market streets, and ruined buildings took media center stage. People poked fun at the idea that we could take a country like Iraq, and replicate what we did in Germany and Japan. This isn't the first time that the U. S. had .. (International)

Mumbai - The Days After 26-11 - Part 1

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 Chinmay Chakravarty (December 12, 2008)  The Mumbai terror attack of 26/11 has been described as the worst one to hit India. The unique operative style, the high profile targets, the continued siege over three days, the media overdrive are some of the factors that made the impact of this strike devastatingly felt suffered and agonized. The days after are immeasurably laden with fear trauma premonition anger protests upheavals .. (International)

Mumbai - The Days After 26-11 - Part 2

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 Chinmay Chakravarty (December 12, 2008)  The Mumbai terror attack of 26/11 has been described as the worst one to hit India. The unique operative style, the high profile targets, the continued siege over three days, the media overdrive are some of the factors that made the impact of this strike devastatingly felt suffered and agonized. With public anger growing to revolutionary proportions upheavals are bound to follow. The .. (International)

Company Profiles - EDF

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 Hans Bool (December 11, 2008)  To date, the French state is by far the largest shareholder of: “Electricite du France". Only a small percentage (about 13%) is free for public trade. The so-called: free-float. In the annual report of 2001 a graph is showing in what way the electricity prices are diminishing. The energy sector is changing is many other sectors. One of the main characteristics is that the .. (International)

President Elect Obama Sparks World Market Rise

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 James Mckay (December 10, 2008)  Global Stockmarkets sored on December 9th 2008 on hopes that US President Elect Barack Obama's huge public works spending programme would kick start the Worlds biggest economy. Plans for the biggest outlay on American infrastructure for half a century, combined with a potential bail out of the US car industry, drove share prices higher on both sides of the Atlantic, after Japanese and .. (International)

The Domestic Scenario of South Asian Regions

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 Kh. Atiar Rahman (December 10, 2008)  There is no denying the fact that out of the countries of South Asian Regions, India as a mainstay power of South Asia articulate a premeditated unity of the region and regard as the safekeeping of the diminutive regional actors as essential to its own safety measures. It takes into consideration the latter to be the exclusive strategic backyard of India. On the other hand, the small .. (International)

The Differential Strategy Between Region and Regional Integration

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 Kh. Atiar Rahman (December 10, 2008)  Before making an analysis on the specific case of SAARC as a regional integration process, we can highlight the connotation of region and regional integration which is significant in this context. There is no denying the fact that on collective research regions are used in shorter sense having encountered external cooperation among regions in the field of trade, commerce, economics, .. (International)

World Economic Reforms

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 Kh. Atiar Rahman (December 10, 2008)  There is no denying the fact that embryonic countries constantly demonstrate a predisposition to bring in the policy pronouncement of highly developed countries in their delicate resources despite the shifting of overall socio-economic procedure virtually. In bonafide world state of affairs aspects that next to influence the strategy decisions of budding countries are found fictional in . (International)

The Tragedy of the Common Man

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 Pavan M Kumar (December 09, 2008)  Now the Indian Government has announced one more stimulus package to boost its economy. The package is somewhat about Rs. 20,000 crores. Although it looks like a big amount, compared to the enormous size of the recession, the package is similar to a drop in the ocean. However, it has its own benefits. Unlike the last time, this time, Indian government has concentrated to provide tax .. (International)

European Environmental Climate Sheds Uncertainty on Brominated Products

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 Mark Polasky, Ph.D. (November 23, 2008)  The European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives earlier this decade added emphasis to the worldwide recognition of the effects that chemical compounds have on the health and safety of both humans and the planet. In response, several large corporations, such as Apple Computer, Nokia, Dell, and Sony .. (International)

A Very Troubled Templed - No End in Sight For Standoff Over Extraordinary Preah Vihear

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 Vicheka Lay (November 20, 2008)  After a seventeen-year wait, Preah Vihear, along with nineteen other sites, was inscribed as a new site on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on July 8, 2008, but the inscription excluded the 4.6 sq km plot of land adjoining the temple. The inscription of the sacred site has been one of the most challenging tasks of .. (International)

Second Life of Sixty Plus Seniors - Exploratory Study of Generation M (Mature) In Mumbai

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 Sarvajeet Chandra (November 20, 2008)  Generation M, where ‘M’ is for Mature, comprises people who are above 60, and is an important segment which cannot be stereotyped. According to an exploratory study by Jasravee Kaur, partner at Master Sun Consulting, the generation M has radically different needs and aspirations that need to be tapped by marketers, advertisers and businessmen. The study estimates the .. (International)

Social Wellness and World Peace Issues - President Barack Obama - Spiritual Meanings of Numbers Pt 1

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 Angela Chen Shui (November 19, 2008)  Caught up in all the issues of the US primary and presidential campaigns, I missed one important element in the entire karmic set-up of this specific election.   The position sought was the job of being the 44th President of the United States, emphasis for this article being the forty-fourth. What is so important with being the forty-fourth President? It turns out that there are .. (International)

Burakumin - The Untouchable Caste of Japan

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 Barbara Ann Hall (November 19, 2008)  Burakumin Like the Jews in Europe, the African Americans and the Native Americans in the U. S. , the Dalits in India, and so many more, a heavily persecuted minority group has existed in Japan since feudal times. They are called burakumin (village people)-tainted by their association with death, the impurity of killing and being near carcasses, and leather work. They are also known as: .. (International)

The Colombia FTA is an Economic Stimulus That Doesn't Cost $25 Billion

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 Jason Marczak (November 19, 2008)  The election campaign has ended, but Commerce Secretary Gutierrez is still on the campaign trail for the Colombia free-trade agreement (FTA). This week, he was on the hustings at the Small Business Administration trade symposium. The message: we must pass the Colombia free-trade agreement “with the same sense of urgency that we passed a stimulus package several months ago. " He's .. (International)

Water Conservation Efforts in Australia

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 Harold Callaghan (November 18, 2008)  While Australia is not the driest continent on the earth, it is second only to Antarctica. The key difference between the two continents is that Antarctica is not inhabited. Australia is populated and the population is growing. For far too long we have lived as though we had an abundance of water and this could not be further from the truth. There is not even enough water in some of .. (International)

The Britishers Impact on Indian Economy

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 Steve D Evans (November 17, 2008)  The Indian economy grew at a healthy rate of 7.6 per cent per year in 2006-7, and a question of this growth has been the degree to which the Indian Britishers impact by investing back into the Indian economy, has been beneficial. Now, that brings India's growth closer to China's 10 percent pace, and one way in which it is being achieved is the Britisher influence and investment from .. (International)

It's Like Chinese to Me

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 Curt Landin (October 09, 2008)  There are about 1,3 billion Chinese people in China, approximately a quarter of the world's total population. Chinese economy is doing quite well while Europe's and the United States economy is struggling to get back on their feet. China has recently eased on travel regulations and visa application procedures for their citizens, which have resulted in that there are more tourists .. (International)

Pakistan - Save Thyself

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 Naval Langa (October 07, 2008)  After the Marriott Bomb blast it would be a fallacy to think that the fire of terrorism is limited to the Fata border of Pakistan. The present incidence can be taken as the extension of the incidences of Lal Mosque and assassination of Ms. Bhutto. It was not that the blast was only a deadly wink to those sitting from Islamabad to Washington, but it was also confirmation of the fact .. (International)

What is Really Wrong in Kashmir Valley?

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 Naval Langa (October 07, 2008)  We can never solve our significant problems from the same level of thinking we were at when we created the problems. - Albert Einstein After reading news about Kashmir, we are prompted to know something about the facts that we have either forgotten or not have been supplied to us. It is written on the walls, perhaps that parts of Kashmir have become just like the integral parts of .. (International)

The Rise Of Sudden Death In Nigeria

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 Eze Ikechukwu (October 02, 2008)  If the eating habit of the upper and middle class Nigerians is not changed, there may be an epidemic of unprecedented death syndrome in the country, which will arise from cerebral and coronal artery disease in middle aged people. Sounding this alarm has become necessary in view of recent increase in the number of people who “die suddenly" or die “without any apparent cause". . (International)

How Mahatma Gandhi Stalled Kashmir's Independence

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 Kashmir Blog (October 02, 2008)  M. K. Gandhi, pioneer and perfector of Satyagraha - the resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience, played a very shadowy role in the politics of Kashmir. He was successful in preventing the Maharaja of Kashmir from declaring independence and thus paved the way for a forceful accession of Kashmir. The events of the summer of 1947 reveal astonishing facts about Gandhi and .. (International)

The Global Food Crisis - A Perfect Storm?

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 Peter Casier (September 27, 2008)  The Perfect Storm. The world is hit by a global food crisis. A number of factors contribute to what could be described as ‘A Perfect Storm': The price of fuel increased dramatically in the past years, thus the cost of food production and transport increased dramatically, pushing the price of food higher than ever before. Last year, for the first time in many years, the world's .. (International)

Nigeria is Set to Take Over the World

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 Ejodame Kayode (September 26, 2008)  Nigeria is located in Western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea with a total area of 923,768 Km2 making it the world's 32nd-largest country after Tanzania. It is about twice the size of California. It shares a 4047 km with the Republic of Benin (773 km), Niger (1497 km), Chad (87 km), Cameroon (1690 km), and has a coastline of at least 853 km. The highest point in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi .. (International)

Is Malaysia Heading The Way Indonesia Is?

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 Tan Chewhon (September 25, 2008)  Indonesiais one of the world's richest countries in terms of natural resources. God has blessed Indonesia with gold, uranium, copper, oil, timber, beaches, seas and other wealth. The land is fertile with abundant rain. Stick a twig into the ground and it grows into a tree. Yet Indonesians sleep in the streets. Food is expensive. The average Indonesian eats some rice, tempe, tauhu and .. (International)

Global Food Shortage - Nigeria's Place

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 Tope Adesina (September 24, 2008)  Early in the year there were cries everywhere about food shortage all over the world. There was real scarcity of rice and definitely an accompanying upsurge in price. This made a lot of us put on our thinking caps again. Nigeria should be a major rice producing country. All of sudden a vogue started in Nigeria. Our local breed of rice was being served at parties in leaves as was done in . (International)

Vulnerabilities of Soft Targets Abroad

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 Alton D. (September 23, 2008)  On September 20, 2008 the Marriott in Islamabad, Pakistan was attacked with a truck load of explosives that killed numerous people. This story hit close to home for me because I have visited Pakistan and on many occasions frequented the Marriott. I met and talked with some of the staff who I thought about after hearing of the attacks. Were they victims in the attack? I may never know. .. (International)

British Scientist Expelled After Controversy Over Creationism

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 Joel Kontinen (September 22, 2008)  Creationism is a dangerous word - at least if you say it aloud. Professor Michael Reiss, Director of Education at the Royal Society, the leading science organisation in Great Britain, was forced to step down after he was accused of instructing teachers to discuss creation in science classes. Although the British press invented colorful headings of the dispute, professor Reiss, who has .. (International)

International Set Flock to Fire Island to Buy Vacation Homes

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 Arthur Levine (September 22, 2008)  They are not hunting for gold or looking for oil, these Euro rich buyers are in the midst of a virtual land grab to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate of the Euro verses the Dollar. They want to buy up prime vacation properties in this fabulous playground for the elite international set. These International visitors are determined to find the vacation home of their dreams. .. (International)

The Implication Of Imitation In Nigeria

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 Eze Jim Jonathan (September 21, 2008)  According to Longman dictionary of contemporary learners, imitation can be defined as an attempt to imitate someone or something, or the act of doing this. It can also be said to be the act of copying someone or something. In the context of our society, it can be seen as an act of trying to be as rich as somebody else or trying to acquire or achieve what some one else has achieved .. (International)

Bomb Blasts in 2008! Is India Going the Iraq Way?

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 Arunraj V.s. (September 21, 2008)  If barely a day goes in Iraq or Bosnia without military attacks and car bombings, you can assume that it is a peaceful day for them. India, one of the peaceful countries is the world is suffering from the highest number of terrorist attacks and bombings the country has ever seen in 2008. Flashback to the serial bomb blasts on March 12’ 1993 in Mumbai which gave rise to the term .. (International)

Comparing and Contrasting Indebtedness - Japan Versus the United States

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 Eshwarya Patel (September 20, 2008)  In Japan, cash is king; in contrast, American consumer spending appears to revolve around plastic credit cards. At the root of the difference in attitude is the notion that a lack of cash translates into a foregoing of immediate gratification in Japan, while by and large American holds the monopoly on instant gratification with the help of plastic. While avoidance of debt may be a .. (International)

TATA's Face Singur Farmers - But What's the Exact Problem in Singur?

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 Saurabh Patil (September 19, 2008)  TATA MOTORS is facing tough opposition from the Singur farmers (Singur is a village in West Bengal) where it wants to set up the manufacturing plant for the production of the world's cheapest car - TATA's 1 lakh car- TATA NANO. Singur farmers are not ready to give there land even after compensation of about Rs:8 lakh per acre of land and even more for farms which produce 3 crops/year, .. (International)

The Soviet Labor Market

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 Felix Mackenzie (September 19, 2008)  The Soviet Union had a centrally planned LABOR market and economy. However, contrary to the widespread image of a system where workers were obliged to stay in the jobs that they were allocated, the Soviet LABOR market was characterised by a considerable degree of LABOR mobility. In practice, workers were reasonably free to change jobs and employers were reasonably free to compete for .. (International)

Stolen Dreams

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 Shamala Pulugurtha (September 18, 2008)  The next time you shop around, I hope you realize that the garden stone, the handmade carpet or the silk scarf available in your favorite store was probably made by child labor. I hope you'll spare a thought for twelve year old Ramesh who works at a silk factory in Northern part of India. Everyday, he has to put his hands in boiling water to remove the thread from the silkworms and .. (International)

There Will Be Blood

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 Hans David (September 17, 2008)  Time stands still in the poverty-stricken part of northern Jakarta sub-district of Teluk Gong. Especially when you stay with the poor people living under the fly-over highway and by the dirty, muddy Kali Jodo river. The Kali Jodo river, locals said that it used to be a clean small river, but now it is tampered with wastes and dirt yet it is still used by the locals to support their .. (International)

Mineral Water

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 Girish Patel (September 11, 2008)  Welcome to Water War In the Offing (Multinational Companies are out to make moolah by owning our rivers, ostensibly to give us water 24x7. There will be a crises in the world, much graver than the crude oil problem. Some time back, an international seminar was organized at Bonn, Germany, were 3000 delegates from 130 countries were present. In the seminar, some startling observations .. (International)

Official Brazil Flag

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 Andre Skowronski (September 10, 2008)  Last week, September 7th, Brazil celebrated the 186th anniversary of its independence day. Paying homage to the Brazilian culture, we decided to briefly describe the origins, history, symbolism and pantone of the Official Brazil Flag. The flag of Brazil has a green field on which a large yellow rhombus is centered. A blue circle is placed within the rhombus, with white stars of five .. (International)

Mexico's Military Invasion of the United States Border

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 James W Smith (September 08, 2008)  We usually get to the airport for our flight a couple of hours early. Long lines indicate that we have found the right boarding gate. We walk through a metal detector. Travel bags are scanned and sometimes opened and checked. Our belts and shoes are often the subject of much scrutiny and review. Good luck to our well-prepared travel plan if we are unfortunate enough to have the same .. (International)

The Promising Years of Pakistan

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 Saman Rashid (September 02, 2008)  Pakistan has taken a place on the world stage, in sports, science and humanitarian efforts. In many of the sporting areas, Pakistan has held a dominant position for many years in a row. Hockey Pakistan has been a powerhouse in field hockey. The Pakistan National Field Hockey team, also known as the men in green, inspired a feeling of respect and maybe a bit of envy in their opponents. .. (International)

Republic of Georgia vs Russia

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 David Evarts (August 31, 2008)  All of the coverage of the Republic of Georgia lately seems to be focused on how the big evil Russia is beating up on poor defenseless Georgia. Let's not forget that it was Georgia who invaded South Ossetia and Abkhazia first, trying to reclaim those sovereign republics for itself, even though the people of those areas claimed independence all the way back in 1991. Have we somehow .. (International)

In The Name Of Humanity

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 Eva Diaz (August 28, 2008)  I often wonder how many people would decide to visit any of the hunger and pain stricken cities of Africa, instead of going to the Caribbean or any other beautiful place for their vacations. - Nobody wants to see, feel and confront the horrible truth that is destroying the lives of millions. - Misery, hunger, poverty, sickness and fatalities, - is something you try to avoid above all .. (International)

Unusual Approach From NL

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 Jennifer Quirk (August 28, 2008)  It certainly isn't something that is seen in general in the United Kingdom but cars, bikes and pedestrians sharing the same space when it comes to travelling is a scheme being encouraged in the Netherlands, and the idea hasn't gone unnoticed by British councils. The idea of the new scheme is that if all members of the public are required to use the same space when it comes to .. (International)

Are Russian-Ukrainian People Europeans Or Asiatics?

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 Anna Smehova (August 27, 2008)  It is a difficult and old question. A lot of people have been disputing about it. The answer also depends on what to take into consideration. If we speak about the territory, Russia is an Asiatic country without doubt. Almost 75% of Russian territory is situated in Asia and only 22% in Europe. But as to the population, 78% of Russian people live in the European part and only 22% in the . (International)

Georgia's Independence - Why We Should Care

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 Jim Hall (August 27, 2008)  These are troubled times we live in. The independent free nation of Georgia has been violated by a larger, stronger nation that is run by a man with dreams of empire. Mr. Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB officer, has instigated a national push to rebuild the power and glory of the old Soviet Union. The idea is to take advantage of the weaker states around Russia first. Then, if the tide of .. (International)

Here's the Latest News From France

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 Johnny Summerton (August 27, 2008)  Read to you by. . . Laurence Ferrari. Who? You might well ask. Ah well she's the golden girl of French news, the darling of the media here (for the moment) and the not-so-new face at the helm of TF1's flagship prime time news, Le Journal de 20 heures (JT) Not so new in the sense that she's returning to TF1, France's largest private channel, after a couple of years at rival Canal . On . (International)

Territorial Sovereignty

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 Eleno Enojo (August 26, 2008)  Since time immemorial, the country we now proudly call the Republic of the Philippines has always been an archipelagic territory composed of more than 7,000 islands and geographically divided into Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In fact, these three (3) geographical divisions are so emphatically represented in our national flag by the three (3) prominent stars around the blazing sun with .. (International)




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