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- Constantine Peter Cavafy "Ithaca"
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ART / LITERARY
INDIA

The history of the independence of India is synonymous with the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi, the ďFather of the NationĒ. The preeminent freedom fighter, social activist and politician was an inspiration for international icons such as Martin Luther King Jr.
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RUSSIA

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was the great Russian poet of the 19th century whose poems marked Golden Age of Russian poetry. Even today his verses are so well-known that many Russians easily quote them by heart.
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GREECE

Iím standing in a beautiful courtyard overlooking a panoramic view of flowering gardens, a green forested hillside and far below, the sparkling blue Ionian Sea. Surrounding me stand the Muses: all nine of them. Iím next Erato, the Muse of poetry..
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CANADA

Stanley Park, which is located at the western entrance to Vancouverís harbour, became the favorite haunt of an Indian princess/poet, Pauline Johnson.
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ITALY

Rome has a few hidden gems to offer: unusual corners, often not widely known to Romans themselves.
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WALES

Born in Swansea, Wales in 1914, Dylan Thomas was Walesí most beloved poets. He has been acknowledged as one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century.
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USA

About 150 years ago upon this very spot, President Abraham Lincoln had just been shot in Fordís Theater and was being carried across this road to the Peterson Boarding House.
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USA

Tucked into a corner of a seven-acre, blimp- hangar, Steve Schrammís lifetime collection of WWII battle scenes is the newest exhibit at Tillamook Air Museum.
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