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    THE HONG KONG BIG BUDDHA

    The Hong Kong Big Buddha in Lantau Island is one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world. It stands at 34 meters high (112 feet) and is one of Hong Kong's most popular sights. Tian Tan, as the Big Buddha is known, is made of bronze.
    The Big Buddha is not a "piece of history" but rather a fairly recent endeavor. It was un...

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    The humid rainforests of Costa Rica are home to the vibrantly colored red-eyed tree frog, also known as the red-eyed leaf frog or gaudy leaf frog. The body of this iconic amphibian is lime green with blue and yellow striped flanks and with white along the underbelly and inner legs.
    Despite their striking coloration, red-eyed tree frogs are not poisonous....

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    THE INDIGENOUS WAYUU

    The Wayuu (pronounced "Wah-You") people are an indigenous Latin American group inhabiting the visually striking desert of La Guajira Peninsula which borders Colombia and Venezuela. The Wayuu live in small settlements called "rancherias" which consist of five or six houses. Within these rancherias, the Wayuu people are able to prese...