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The Diomede Islands, also known in Russia as Gvozdev Islands, consist of two rocky, mesa-like islands: the Russian island of Big Diomede, and the U.S. island of Little Diomede (part of Alaska) or Ignaluk, also known as Krusenstern Island. The Diomede Islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia, which borders the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south. Because they are separated by the International Date Line, Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede, but not completely; due to locally defined time zones, Big Diomede is only 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede (20 in summer). Because of this, the islands are sometimes called Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede) and Yesterday Island (Little Diomede).

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Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, 817 kilometers (508 mi) from the North Pole. The entire population of the census subdivision Baffin, Unorganized is located here. As of the 2016 census, the population was reported as 62, an increase of 57 over the 2011 census. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the present station, off what is now Cape Sheridan, in 1875–1876. Alert has many temporary inhabitants, as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring observatory, and the Alert Airport.

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Susan Kleinberg is a New York-based artist. Her latest video installation piece, HELIX, derived from her work with the scientific team of the Louvre in April 2018, premiered in at the Museo Internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino in Palermo, Italy on June 2018, coinciding with Manifesta 2018 in Palermo. Susan works for a better world. She spoke with a wide range of people, primarily the least visible in our society, about what would make for a better world. The still photographs, which I took afterwards, were linked to the audio on a DVD. The densely colored DVD runs on plasma screens mounted on the walls. Hanging from the ceiling were painted Chinese fans with the photographs of the participants embedded into them. Visitors fanned themselves in the warm Turkish breeze, as they watched and listened.

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Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida, the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. Miami is one of the world’s – most popular vacation spots. The Miami area does indeed offer multiple enticements for everyone: the trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region. The lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. Miami's major league football, basketball, hockey, and baseball. Boat shows and auto racing. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port.

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Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes. Officially the City of Los Angeles and often known colloquially by its initials L.A. is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States.

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Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighborhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to bohemian Plateau.

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Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center. Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

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Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution. Today is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The Boston area's many colleges and universities, one among all the famous MIT, make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilltop town located at the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the perennial fog, it is also famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, trams and Victorian houses with a thousand colors. The Transamerica Pyramid, in the financial district, is the most famous skyscraper in the city. Frisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco's Golden Gates welcome all

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New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

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The Greenlandic Inuit are the most populous ethnic group in Greenland. Most speak Greenlandic  and consider themselves ethnically Greenlandic. The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island. There are an estimated 51,000 Inuit people living in this country, and the vast majority of them live in the southwestern corner. However, there are three distinct major Inuit groups: Inughuit, Tunumiit and Kalaallit. Approximately 10 percent of the Inuit people live in remote regions, and each group speaks its own language. They are citizens of Denmark.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.06 million visitors in 2016, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind. Its permanent collection contains over two million works,  divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

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The Cyril et Grenadine jewels, blown glass works, porcelain, stones and silver by Sabine-Laure Giesbert, a Canadian medical psychologist who has always been involved in voluntary activities (using the proceeds from his works to finance activities and infrastructures in Africa, South America and in countries afflicted by war.

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