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chinaPeople’s republic of China is the world’s most populous country, population over 1.37 billion

envernment 1World Environment Day occurs on 5 June every year, is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

animals2017Our world is full of creatures big and small, short and tall.Below the Sifter looks at the largest animals in the world, classified by various categories such as mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians etc. Some may think the biggest animal is the heaviest, others the longest, or the tallest.

moais2017The massive 887 stone statues or moai built in Easter Island by the Rapa Nui are unique.

Nazka line 20173 15As a plane soars over the high desert of southern Peru, the dull pale sameness of the rocks and sand organize and change form. Distinct white lines gradually evolve from tan and rust-red. Strips of white crisscross a desert so dry that it rains less than an inch every year.

dead sea2017Deep in the Jordan Valley and 55 km southeast of Amman, is the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world.

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