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Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is a 26 km long, 2500 deep canyon covered with vegetation, making it the largest green canyon in the world.

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Broker Fox Davies Talks about Rio Tinto on DirectorsTalk - http://www.directorstalk.com/broker-fox-davies-talks-about-rio-tinto-on-directorstalk/

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Minganji masquerader, near Gungu, DR Congo © Eliot Elisofon, 1951 "Although the Minganji face masks make an appearance at a wide variety of occasions (such as the investiture ritual of a local chief, or the construction of a new chief's residence), their primary role is as guardian of the initiation encampment. The Minganji masks, other than the Gitenga mask, embody death, uncertainty, and darkness."

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Eye of a Giraffe.. This is so beautiful.. there is a story to be told.. if only they could tell us what they really want...

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from The Independent

Britain's colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

Britain's colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition - Home News - UK - The Independent

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from BBC News

Isandlwana: The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain

Isandlwana 1879: The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain in which a force of 20,000 Zulus annihilated a British contingent of 1,800 men - became a symbol to black South Africans that white domination was not inevitable.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison

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from Mail Online

Michelle Obama poses for cover of Ladies' Home Journal Christmas issue

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