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French Polynesia

The Tamure (pronounced “Tamuré”) is the famous dance of the Tahitian women (called Vahiné) with a Pahu (small drum) rhythm and a Ukulele. Braided dresses made with plant fibers and floral crowns add to this joyful celebration of the Tamure. In French Polynesia, there are many types of dances: war …

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Rio de Janeiro

Much of the city of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil, lies between mountains and water. The massive statue known as Christ the Redeemer, right, overlooks the city from atop Corcovado Mountain.

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Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia’s tropical vegetation provides an ideal habitat for a diverse population of animal life, including large mammals, primates, crocodiles, and hundreds of species of birds, snakes, lizards, and insects. Along with a burgeoning industrial economy that employs the majority of Pinang’s workforce, tourist attractions such as this butterfly farm have …

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