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Great Cities of the World

17Nov 19
Tokyo Aims for Zero-Carbon Olympic Games

Tokyo Aims for Zero-Carbon Olympic Games

Beginning in July 2020, the world’s attention will be on Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. Officials hope the event will bring in a new era of environmental sustainability. Heat-reflecting roads, renewable energy sources, and plastic-recycled uniforms will all be part of the global event. Event the Olympic torch and medals will be created from recycled…

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Camel hospital in Dubai serves VIP clients

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Raptor fans celebrate NBA title

In more than 20 years in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors had made the playoffs 10 times. But a championship always eluded them. That changed in June 2019 when the…

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Wildfires cloak Sydney in smoke

Destructive bushfires marred the Australian summer of 2019. As of December, more than 100 fires blazed in New South Wales. Drought conditions and strong winds allowed for the quick spread…

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Great Cities of the World visits 12 dynamic cities in 12 countries on 4 continents. Each title spotlights a single urban center: Beijing, Berlin, Delhi, Dubai, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, or Toronto. Chapters cover geography, history, people, economy, architecture, infrastructure, arts and culture, sports, main attractions, food and shopping, daily life, and celebrations. Readers gain a sense of what each city is like and a heightened awareness of the world beyond the one they know.

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