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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

triceratops

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...Large, horned, ornithischian dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period of w North America. The 2.4-m (8-ft) skull carried two 102-cm (40-in) horns above its eyes and a smaller horn at the tip of its snout. Length: 6.1–7.6m (20–25ft); height: 2.4m (8ft); weight: 10...

Yorkshire terrier

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...terrier Small, long-haired dog originally bred in Lancashire and Yorkshire, England, in the 19th century. It has a compact body and short legs. The tail is commonly docked. The silky coat is generally blue-grey and tan. Height: to 20cm (8in) at the shoulder; weight to 3kg (7...

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...Marine fish found in tropical Atlantic and Pacific waters. Known to attack people, it has a large mouth with many large, razor-sharp teeth. It is long, slender and olive-green. Length: usually 1.2–1.8m (4–6ft); weight: 1.4–22.7kg (3–50lb). The great barracuda of the Florida coast grows to 2.5m (8ft). Family Sphyraenidae; there are 20...

Group of Eight

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...of Eight ( G-8 ) Eight nations that meet for an annual economic summit meeting. In 1975 , the heads of government of what were the world's six wealthiest nations - the USA, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, and Italy - met in the first of these meetings as the Group of Six (G-6). Canada joined in in 1976 to form the Group of Seven (G-7). The changing world economy led other countries to seek membership, and in 1997 Russia was formally admitted to the group. In 2009 it was announced that the Group of Twenty (G-20) would replace the G8 as the main...

New Jersey

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...the Piedmont plains. More than half the state is coastal plain. Various crops are grown, and cattle and poultry are important. Industries: chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber goods, textiles, electronics, missile components, copper smelting, oil refining. Area: 20,295sq km (7,836sq mi). Pop. ( 2000 ) 8...

Indian art and architecture

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...out of solid rock) at Ajanta. The Gupta dynasty ( ad 320–550 ) was the golden age of Buddhist art. The Buddhist temple, with a porch and cella (main sanctuary), originated at this time. From the 6th century ad a typical Hindu temple plan developed. In s India in the 7th and 8th centuries ad a Dravidian style of Hindu temple emerged. Islamic art and architecture was introduced after the Muslim conquest ( 1192 ). Between the 16th and 18th centuries, during the Mogul Empire , an Indo-Islamic style evolved, influenced by Persian prototypes. The Taj...

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...population 29,907,000 capital Lima government Constitutional republic ethnic groups Mestizo (Spanish-Indian) 44%, Creole (mainly African American) 30%, Mayan Indian 11%, Garifuna (Black-Carib Indian) 7%, others 8% languages English (official), Creole, Spanish religions Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 30% currency Belize dollar = 100 cents GDP per capita 8,500...

Azerbaijan

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...with Armenia arose over Nagorno-Karabakh , an enclave in Azerbaijan where the majority of people are Christian Armenians. A ceasefire in 1994 left Armenia in control of about 20% of Azerbaijan's land area, but negotiations remain inconclusive. In 1998 Aliev was re-elected. In 2003 his son Ilham became president, and was re-elected in 2005 despite charges of fraud. In 2006-7 Russia threatened to reduce subsidies on Azerbaijan's gas supplies, doubling the price. Azerbaijan responded by stopping oil supplies to Russia, as new pipelines to Turkey allowed...

Israel

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...in March 2015 , in which he came from behind to win. Economy Israel has a high standard of living. Manufacturing is important. Israel produces potash, cotton, fruits, grain, poultry and vegetables. area 20,600 sq km (8,000 sq miles) population 7,234,000 capital Jerusalem government Multiparty republic ethnic groups Jewish 80%, Arab and others 20% languages Hebrew and Arabic (both official) religions Judaism 80%, Islam (mostly Sunni) 14%, Christianity 2%, Druze and others 2% currency New Israeli shekel = 100 agorat GDP per capita 28,400...

Jamaica

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...of the gross domestic product. Tourism brings in vital revenue. area 11,000 sq km (4,200 sq miles) population 2,847,000 capital Kingston government Constitutional monarchy ethnic groups Black 91%, Mixed 7%, East Indian languages English (official), patois English religions Protestant 61%, Roman Catholic 4% currency Jamaican dollar = 100 cents GDP per capita 8,400...

Slovenia

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...economies in Europe. Manufacturing is the principal activity and manufactures include chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, metal goods and textiles. Slovenia mines some iron ore, lead, lignite and mercury. The leading crops are maize, potatoes and wheat. area 20,300 sq km (7,800 sq miles) population 2,003,000 capital Ljubljana government Multiparty republic ethnic groups Slovene 92%, Croat 1%, Serb, Hungarian, Bosniak languages Slovenian (official), Serbo-Croatian religions Mainly Roman Catholic currency Euro = 100 cents GDP per capita 27,700...

Taiwan

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...the mainland to Taiwan in the two years before 1949 , when the People's Republic of China was proclaimed. The influx was met with hostility by the 8 million Taiwanese and the new regime, the ‘Republic of China’, was imposed with force. Boosted by help from the United States, Chiang's government set about ambitious programmes for land reform and industrial expansion and, by 1980 , Taiwan had become one of the top 20 industrial nations. Economic development was accompanied by a marked rise in living standards. Nevertheless, Taiwan remained politically isolated...

Bosnia-Herzegovina

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...Danube. Because of the country's odd shape, the coastline is limited to a short stretch of 20km [13mi] on the Adriatic coast. Climate The coast benefits from a Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and sunny, while winters are moist and mild. Inland, the weather is more severe, with hot, dry summers and bitterly cold, snowy winters. The N experiences the most severe weather. History Slavs settled in the region c. 1,400 years ago. Bosnia was settled by Serbs in the 7th century and conquered by Ottoman Turks in 1463 . It remained part of the Ottoman Empire...

Guinea

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...potatoes. Cattle and other livestock are raised in highland areas. area 246,000 sq km (94,900 sq miles) population 10,324,000 capital Conakry government Multiparty presidential republic ethnic groups Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, others 10% languages French (official) religions Islam 85%, Christianity 8%, traditional beliefs 7% currency Guinean franc = 100 cauris GDP per capita 1,000...

Malaysia

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...reliance on agriculture and mining. The first Malaysian car, the Proton Saga, went into production in 1985 and by the early 1990s, manufacturing accounted for about 20% of the gross domestic product. By 1996 manufacturing's share of the GDP had risen to nearly 35%. However, as with many of the economic ‘tigers’ in Asia's eastern rim, Malaysia was hit by a recession from 1997-8 . In response to the crisis, the government ordered the repatriation of many temporary foreign workers and initiated a series of austerity measures aimed at restoring...

Singapore

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...The Republic of Singapore is an island country at the S tip of the Malay Peninsula . It consists of the large Singapore Island and 59 small islands, 20 of which are inhabited. Singapore Island is just 42km [26mi] wide and 28km [14mi] across. It is linked to the peninsula by a 1,056m [3,465ft] long causeway. The land is mostly low-lying; the highest point, Bukit Timah, is only 176m [577ft] above sea level. Its strategic position at the convergence of some of the world's most vital shipping lanes ensured its growth. Rainforest once covered Singapore, but...

Israel

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...coalition parties from government, provoking early elections. Economy Israel has a high standard of living. Manufacturing is important. Israel produces potash, cotton, fruits, grain, poultry and vegetables. area 20,600 sq km (8,000 sq miles) population 7,354,000 capital Jerusalem government Multiparty republic ethnic groups Jewish 80%, Arab and others 20% languages Hebrew and Arabic (both official) religions Judaism 80%, Islam (mostly Sunni) 14%, Christianity 2%, Druze and others 2% currency New Israeli shekel = 100 agorat GDP per capita 28,400...

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...Sea ports of Antwerp , Amsterdam , Rotterdam , and Hamburg . Area c .10.36 millionsq km (4 millionsq mi) Highest mountain Mount Elbrus (Russia) 5633m (18,481ft) Longest river Volga 3750km (2330mi) Population ( 2000 est.) 728,887,000 Largest cities Moscow (8,296,000); London (7,172,036); St Petersburg (4,661,000); Berlin (3,388,434) See also individual...

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...under state control. Charles IV 's reign ended in French occupation and the appointment of Joseph Bonaparte as king. Spanish resistance led to the restoration of the Bourbons in 1813 . Many of Spain's New World colonies gained independence in the early 19th century, and by the 20th century all that remained of the Spanish empire were a few small African territories. The 19th century was also marked by internal political turmoil. The accession of Isabella II resulted in civil war with the Carlists in the 1830s. A short-lived constitutional monarchy and...

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...western sectors of Berlin. In 1949 , when NATO was formed, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. In March 1953 , Stalin died and a collective leadership was installed. In 1955 , the Warsaw Pact was established as the communist counterpart to NATO. In 1956 , at the 20th CPSU Congress, Nikita Khrushchev made his famous secret speech denouncing Stalin as a dictator. In October 1956 , Soviet troops crushed a Hungarian uprising against Moscow's domination. In 1958 , Khrushchev won the battle for succession. He began a policy of liberalization....

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