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Transcending Tragedy at Cinequest 2010

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Now in its 20th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held each year in San Jose, Calif., presents a global smorgasbord of independent films by visionary filmmakers.

Destinations: India | Tibet | Singapore | Uzbekistan
Topics: Culture | People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Art | Ancient History

Out With the Old...

Jessica Hayden - jphayden [76]

In a former Soviet Republic, authorities were hastily making last minute preparations for a visiting international delegation. Frenetic telephone calls were made and received. Bulldozers were in high...

Destinations: Samarkand | Uzbekistan
Topics: Ancient History | Architecture

Uzbekistan on the Web

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CIA World Factbook . Uzbekistan is a dry, landlocked country of which 11% consists of intensely cultivated, irrigated river valleys. The CIA offers well-researched data about the densely populated...

Destinations: Tashkent | Uzbekistan
A tourist poses in front of Ragestan palace, in the ancient Uzbek city of Samarkand. This large city of Islamic art was founded in V century B.C.

Jewel of Islamic art, Samarkand waits in splendid isolation

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,681]

In Samarkand's ancient central square, Uzbek craftsmen sit in front of their shops under a blazing sun waiting for visitors who never come. Hotels open their huge dining halls to a handful of...

Destinations: Samarkand | Uzbekistan
Topics: Art
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