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End-of-war Memorial Day

The National Memorial Service for War Dead, August 15, 2008. *Photo from Wikipedia August 15 is Japan’s


Happy Birthday to India!

Uttar Pradeshi thali, a Northern Indian cuisine. Thali is the Indian name for a round platter used to serve fo


Happy Birthday to Pakistan!

A Pakistani dish prepared using the tandoori method (*tandoor is a variety of ovens, the most commonly known i


Happy Birthday to Chad!

A Chadian tailor sells traditional dresses. *Photo from Wikipedia August 11 is: Independence Day, celebrates t


Happy Birthday to Singapore!

Hainanese chicken rice, a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from Hainan province in southe


Happy Birthday to Bolivia!

People in the city center of La Paz, the de facto national capital of Bolivia. *Photo from Wikipedia August 6


Happy Birthday to Jamaica!

The streets of Kingston, the capital and largest city of Jamaica. *Photo from Wikipedia August 6 is Independen


Happy Birthday to Niger!

A market in Maradi, the third largest city in Niger. *Photo from Wikipedia August 3 is Independence Day, celeb


Happy Birthday to Benin!

Beninese students. *Photo from Wikipedia August 1 is National Day, celebrates the independence of Benin from F


Happy Birthday to Vanuatu!

A women’s dance from Vanuatu, using bamboo stamping tubes. *Photo from Wikipedia July 30 is Independence


Happy Birthday to Peru!

A Peruvian family at the food market. *Photo from Wikipedia July 28 is Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the indepen


Happy Birthday to Liberia!

Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. *Photo from Wikipedia July 26 is Independence Day, celebrates the indep


Happy Birthday to Maldives!

Malé, the capital of the Maldives. *Photo from Wikipedia July 26 is Independence Day, celebrates the independe


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