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Great Cities of the World

09Mar 20
Children banned from Olympic torch ceremonies

Children banned from Olympic torch ceremonies

The Tokyo 2020 committee decided to drop 340 Japanese children from participating in the passing of the Olympic torch. Precautions are being taken due to the potential spread of coronavirus. There will be scaled-down ceremonies in March as the torch travels from Greece to Japan. People involved in the relay will have their health monitored.…

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30Dec 20

When did the Times Square ball first drop?

It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition: watching the ball drop in New York City’s Time Square. It began in 1907. The city banned New York Times from doing their usual…

25Mar 20

Mexico City holds festival amid pandemic

Mexico went ahead with their plans for the two-day festival, Vive Latino. It was held over the weekend of March 14–15. Some of the performers cancelled, but there was still…

24Mar 20

Too many coyotes in Toronto?

The number of coyotes in Toronto is on the rise. Sightings have increased from 2017 through 2019. They are attracted to food sources like garbage and rodents of urban areas.…

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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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