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Bahrain's Pearling Path

Linking the waters once plied by pearl divers to the town their pickings paid for, the island of Muharraq’s streets-and-alleys walking trail strings together some 17 restored buildings, bringing new life to Bahrain’s most historic urban neighborhood.
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Bahrain's Pearling Path

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FirstLook: Qubbat al-Sakhra, ca. early 20th century

Photo restorer and artist Kelvin Brown stitched together scans from stereoscopic negatives bringing renewed clarity to the Qubbat al-Sakhra (Dome of the Rock).
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FirstLook: Qubbat al-Sakhra, ca. early 20th century

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Islamic Science's India Connection

Mutual belief in the idea of a universal order drew Muslim scholars to Indus Valley knowledge, and their translations advanced the trans-civilizational endeavor we today call science.
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Islamic Science's India Connection

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Morocco's Cinema City

From Lawrence of Arabia in the ‘60s to Star Wars in the ‘70s to Game of Thrones last year, Ouarzazate is where it’s at for film and TV shoots— more than 100 a year—and it’s home to North Africa’s newest film festival.

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Morocco's Cinema City

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The Music Through the Window

London’s biennial summer festival of Arab culture, Shubbak (“Window” in Arabic), staged 80 events with 150 artists, writers, dramatists—and musicians, all chosen for fusion-oriented creativity. We take in six outstanding new sounds.
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The Music Through the Window

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The Seventh Summit

One Saudi woman's historic journey to climb atop the "the seven summits," the highest peak on each continent, is about making the impossible achievable.
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The Seventh Summit

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