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{{newsitem|Conflict in Gaza|November 16, 2012| The conflict between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip has presented the first major test for [[Egypt]]’s newly elected president, as he seeks to balance close ties to Gaza’s Islamist rulers and respect for Egypt’s three-decade-old peace treaty with Israel.President Mohamed Morsi condemned Israel’s continuing air offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Thursday, November 15, and ordered his prime minister to visit the embattled enclave, sounding an angrier and more confrontational tone toward Israel than has been evident from Cairo in decades. [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egyptian-delegation-to-visit-besieged-gaza-strip/2012/11/15/d059d6dc-2f4b-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html]]}}
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{{newsitem|White Truffle Fair in Italy|October 6- November 18, 2012|Northwest [[Italy]]'s Piedmont region celebrates the [[Alba]] International White Truffle Fair, staged every weekend from early October through mid-November. Alba truffle, the world's most prized and pungent tubers are named for [[Alba]], a medieval town located about an hour's train ride southeast of [[Turin]].[http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-fall-2012]}}
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The greater Mexico City metropolitan area is one of the world's largest, with an estimated 20 million people living in the region. It is a vibrant city, especially during November when people celebrate El dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Parades and special feasts take place in many cities and villages throughout Mexico, however in Mexico City you can see the most colorful and spectacular ones. Mexico City offers a full variety of cultural activities and sunny weather which makes it one of the best places to visit during this month. (more...)

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Purwokerto is a relatively small but bustling city located in the Central Java province, Indonesia. It is located in the western part of the province, nestled in an isolated valley between Salak Mountain Ranges and the Southern Mountain Ranges. The city is on the foothill of Gunung Slamet volcano, the highest volcano in Central Java. Purwokerto is also the main entrance to climb Gunung Slamet. (more...)


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