Monthly Archives: October 2008

Pearl of the Persian Gulf

The strategic location of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, probably dictated its previous economic activity – pearl diving that abounds within the 33 islands of the country. Although since 1930, the oil industry has replaced pearl diving, Bahrain has emerged … Continue reading

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The NEW Persia

Persia as it was known, is a southwest Asian country characterized by mountains and deserts. The eastern portion is a high plateau with large salt flats and vast sand desert, while agriculture is largely concentrated in the narrow plains and … Continue reading

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Grapevines

The inclusion of grapevines into the emblem describes the State Flag of Connecticut. On closer examination the state flag consists of a white shield with three grapevines and each bearing three bunches of purple grapes on a field of azure … Continue reading

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The Silk-Road Trading Center

The silk-road trading center, this used to describe Baku’s Harbor, of the capital city of Azerbaijan and the finest harbor in the Caspian Sea. Gone now is silk trading and petroleum has driven its economy for the past 100years and … Continue reading

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The RED Cee

The red “C” of the Colorado State Flag makes it distinguishable from the rest of the state flags of the union. Although the flag has three horizontal stripes of equal width of blue (top and bottom) and white at the … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Lives

If you are an avid follower of the National Basketball Association (NBA), then the mere mention of Arizona would certainly be tied as the home of the Phoenix Suns, an elite basketball franchise well on the way in it’s ongoing … Continue reading

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The Bird of Paradise

It is interesting to note that the Papua New Guinea National Flag was designed by a 15year old (Susan Huhume) schoolgirl as the winner of a nationwide competition and was officially adopted on July 1, 1971. On the hoist side … Continue reading

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