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2013-12-31 08:22:33

JIUZHAI VALLEY, China, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuorilang Waterfall, located in Sichuan province's Jiuzhai Valley, recently took the top spot in an online poll for China's Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64968-jiuzhai-valley-national-park-china-nuorilang-waterfall The 270-meter wide, 24.5 meter high Nuorilang Waterfall, at 2,365 meters, is an expansive travertine...

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2009-12-21 16:15:00

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that the world's tallest waterfall has been called Angel Falls for too long and should revert to its original indigenous name instead of commemorating the U.S. pilot who spotted it in 1933. "How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane. If we do that, that would be like accepting that nobody was living here," Chavez mused on his weekly radio and television show, "Hello Mr. President." He...

2006-07-25 11:40:00

FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil (Reuters) - The worst drought in 20 years has reduced South America's Iguazu falls to a trickle and tourists may have to wait until October to see water gushing over the cliffs again, officials said. Considered one of the world's natural wonders, the huge thundering Iguazu Falls dwarf North America's Niagara Falls and rival in size Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in southern Africa. But the river feeding the falls is parched. Only about 80,000 U.S. gallons per second...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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