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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
A country of harsh extremes, Afghanistan lies in Central Asia between Pakistan and Iran. The country has rugged, snow covered mountains and arid deserts. Summers...

Afghanistan

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan lies in Central Asia, bordering Russia, China, uzbekistan and...

Kazakhstan

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Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is an ancient country, situated on the Great Silk Road between Asia and Europe. For centuries, traders traveled this route. Beautiful cities, such as Samarkand and Bukhara rose up along the route. Uzbekistan came under

Uzbekistan

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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan is a desert country situated in Central Asia. Bordered by the Caspian Sea, Iran, Uzbekistan,

Turkmenistan

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Iran

Iran
Iran is an important country because it has some of the largest oil reserves in the world and it sits in a strategic position between Northeastern Asia, Western Asia and North Africa. Iran borders the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf...

Iran

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Kuwait

Kuwait
Kuwait lies at the top of the Persian Gulf, bordered on all sides by large and powerful countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. This...

Kuwait

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Bahrain

Bahrain
Bahrain is a tiny island country sitting between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. This Muslim country is one of the most liberal Arab countries....

Bahrain

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Qatar

Qatar
A narrow strip of land, Qatar sits in the Persian Gulf and borders Saudi Arabia. The landscape is dry and barren, yet Qatar is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has plentiful oil and natural gas reserves. Because...

Qatar

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Timbuktu for Kids

Timbuktu for Kids
Have you ever heard an adult use the expression, “It was way out in Timbuktu.” This expression means that a destination is in the middle of nowhere – far away from civilization. Timbuktu is more than just a figure of speech, though. It’s an actual place, found in the country of Mali in...

Timbuktu for Kids

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What Do You Wear

What Do You Wear
What’s your favorite outfit? Maybe it’s a t-shirt and comfy jeans or your favorite athletic shorts. You probably have lots of choices in your closet for what you’ll wear each day, but it wasn’t always so. The first people made clothes out of animal skins for protection and warmth. These...

What Do You Wear

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The Empty Quarter

The Empty Quarter
In the middle of The Arabian Peninsula lies the Empty Quarter, or Rub’ al Khali, the world’s largest sand sea. This inhospitable space covers over 225,000 square miles of land, and occupies parts of

The Empty Quarter

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All About Politics

All About Politics
Thousands of years ago, nomads lived in tribes. A tribal leader made the rules for the group. In some parts of the world, this form of government lives on. In many countries, though, as

All About Politics

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Oman

Oman
Oman is the oldest Arab state. This generally peaceful country is bordered by the Arabian Sea, Yemen,

Oman

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All About Rivers

All About Rivers
What if a mighty river could begin as nothing more than a small spring bubbling water out of the Earth? That’s just the case of the Danube River, which begins at a spring in the Black Forest of

All About Rivers

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The Middle East

The Middle East
The Middle East is a complicated place. It sits in Western Asia, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is hot and dry. This region is an ancient one, and people have been living here for thousands of years. Many of the world’s

The Middle East

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Mali

Mali
Mali is a landlocked country in Africa that anciently became wealthy because of its trade routes through the Sahara. From the 4th century, it was a great empire. The French conquered...

Mali

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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast
The Ivory Coast – also known as Cote d’Ivoire – was a French Colony until 1960. After it gained independence, it fell into civil war in 2002. After its independence from France in 1960,...

Ivory Coast

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