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Great Cities of the World

20Mar 21
No oversea spectators will be allowed at Tokyo Olympics

No oversea spectators will be allowed at Tokyo Olympics

The Summer Olympics in 2021 will go on, but there won’t be as many people attending. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Tokyo organizers have banned international fans from the events. The Olympic committee agrees with the decision. Many Japanese people are worried about the games. The one-year delay has already cost the country billions. The…

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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…

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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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