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Instructions: Click on the markers to learn facts about different cities and countries or listen and watch stories about the world we live in. Drag the map to look around the world or zoom in and out to get a closer look. (Note to Internet Explorer and Firefox users: I.E. v.6+ and Firefox 1.5+ are required.)
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IndiaINDIA
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1,095,351,995 (July 2006 est.)
Religion: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)
Fact: Mumbai is also known as Bombay

Speaker Mumbai Slums (Runs: 2:33)

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BrazilBRAZIL
Capital: Brasilia
Population: 188,078,227
Religion: Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census) 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)
Fact: Brazil's second largest city, Rio de Janeiro is home to the popular retreats Copacabana and Ipanema.

Speaker Brazil (Runs: 1:26)

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U.S.UNITED STATES
Capital: Washington, DC
Population: 298,444,215 (July 2006 est.)
Religion: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Fact: Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent

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RussiaRUSSIA
Capital: Moscow
Population: 142,893,540 (July 2006 est.)
Fact: The longest possible journey on one train can be taken between Moscow and Vladivostok in Russia, on the Trans-Siberian Express. The journey is 9,297 kilometres (5,857 miles) long.

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MexicoMEXICO
Capital: Mexico City
Population: 107,449,525 (July 2006 est.)
Fact: Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that the opposition defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

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IsraelISRAEL
Capital: Jerusalem; note - Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the US, like nearly all other countries, maintains its Embassy in Tel Aviv
Population: 6,352,117 (July 2006 est.)
Religion: Jewish 76.5%, Muslim 15.9%, Arab Christians 1.7%, other Christian 0.4%, Druze 1.6%, unspecified 3.9% (2003)

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Australia AUSTRALIA
Capital: Canberra
Population: 20,264,082 (July 2006 est.)
Fact: Australia is the world's smallest continent but sixth-largest country

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Kenya KENYA
Capital: Nairobi
Population: 34,707,817 (July 2006 est.)
Refugees and internationally displaced persons: refugees (country of origin): 153,627 (Somalia) 12,595 (Ethiopia) 67,556 (Sudan)
IDPs: 360,000 (KANU attacks on opposition tribal groups in 1990s) (2005)

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Kenya BRITISH COLUMBIA
Capitol
: Victoria
Population of B.C.: 3, 907,738 (2001 census)
Vancouver Population:
Metro Vancouver 1,986,965 (2001 census)
City of Vancouver 545,674 (2001 census)
The World Council of Cities ranked Vancouver second in the world for quality of life, and 'Outside' magazine voted it one of the ten best cities in the world to live in.
Speaker Learning from Lotusland (Runs: 5:31)
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South Africa Whites

photoOriginally aired on The National in May of 2006, Don Murray takes us back to post apartheid South Africa to show us the new face of white poverty living along with the continuing misery of blacks in slums like Soweto. Speaker South Africa Whites (Runs: 3:46)

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Lost Colonies

photoCanada is one of the most urbanized nations on earth, our cities drive our economy, it’s where the majority of us live, but there are problems. The formal Liberal government thought it had come up with solutions: a New Deal for Cities.  In January of 2004, Brian Stewart took an in-depth look at the crisis in this Nation and the promises of the then new Canadian Government.
Speaker Lost Colonies Part One (Runs: 16:40)
Speaker Lost Colonies Part Two (Runs: 5:38)

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Jane Jacobs

photoIn 1997, Hana Gartner sat down with urban planner Jane Jacobs to talk about her career, her life and her passion. Here is that interview. Speaker Jane Jacobs (Runs: 14:13)

photoOn April 25th, 2006 Jane Jacobs passed away in her home town of Toronto. An urban planner and writer, Jane Jacobs was a pioneer in her field. Here is a look back on her long and productive career. Speaker Jane Jacobs (Runs: 2:26)

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Shelagh Rogers
mycityspace: Toronto, Canada
Host of CBC Radio's Sounds Like Canada

Shelagh Rogers

Earlier this spring, Shelagh, who has been living in Vancouver for the last year and a half, rants about the virtues of Toronto. Speaker Shelagh's rant (Runs: 1:35)

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Christina DeMarco, Winner of mycityspace Contest

Coal Harbour, Vancouver, B.C.Christina DeMarco's contest entry was produced for the cityspace on CBC Newsworld. See what Christina has to say about her favorite city space in Vancouver. Speaker Christina DeMarco (Runs: 1:46) 2006

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Paddy Harrington, Runner-up of mycityspace Contest

Downtown Toronto, OntarioPaddy Harrington's contest entry was produced for the cityspace on CBC Newsworld. See what Paddy has to say about his favorite city space in Toronto. Speaker Paddy Harrington (Runs: 1:12) 2006

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Jen McDonald

MontrealJen McDonald's contest entry was produced for the cityspace on CBC Newsworld. See what Jen has to say about her favorite city space in Montreal. Speaker Jen McDonald (Runs: 22:01) 2006

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Paul Falvo

Yellowknife HarbourPaul Falvo's contest entry was produced for cityspace on CBC Newsworld. See what Paul has to say about his city space in Yellowknife. Speaker Paul Falvo (Runs: 1:27) 2006

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Jeffrey Olegary

Jeffrey OlegaryJeffrey Olegary's contest entry was produced for cityspace on CBC Newsworld. See what Jeffrey has to say about his city space in Ontario. Speaker Jeffrey Olegary (Runs: 1:15) 2006

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Michelle Van Der Merwe

Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.Michelle Van Der Merwe's contest entry was produced for cityspace on CBC Newsworld. See what Michelle has to say about her city space on Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C. Speaker Michelle Van Der Merwe (Runs: 1:06) 2006

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Curitiba, Brazil

Rio de JaneiroCBC's Eric Rankin looks at one of the poorest cities in South America that has managed to make itself a world leader. Speaker Curitiba (Runs: 4:52)

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Mexico Water

Mexico CityCBC's Ian Hanomansing takes us to Mexico City to look at the challenges facing a city that was once an island and now faces a tremendous water crisis. Speaker Mexico Water (Runs: 9:49)

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jersulam, IsraelCBC's Adrienne Arsenault takes us through Jerusalem, one of the worlds most beautiful and volatile cities. Speaker Jerusalem (Runs: 6:15)

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, KenyaCBC's David McGuffin looks at a new language shaping the city of Nairobi. Speaker Nairobi (Runs: 5:19)

 
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