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2005-06-28 17:40:37

By Radu Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's parliament has cleared theway for former King Michael to receive 30 million euros ($36.37million) as compensation for a historic Carpathian castleseized by the communists six decades ago. Picturesque Peles castle has become a popular tourist sitesince opening to the public after the fall of communism in 1989but it is at the center of a dispute between rival branches ofthe royal family. On Tuesday, the lower parliament house approved...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin