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Overhead view of city with blue-lighted walkways (© MVRDV/Ossip van Duivenbode)

Old highways and rail lines become gardens and walkways

Seoul, Sydney and Jerusalem are among cities that took a cue from New York and repurposed their old highways and railways into parks and trails.
Landscape in Wadi Rum, Jordan (© Jeremy Horner/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Hollywood finds a partner in Jordan

To many, Jordan has become the Hollywood of the Middle East, with an award-winning film commission and a number of recent hit films shot there.
Folk art showing man and woman (Library of Congress)

U.S.-Poland friendship reflected in rare digitized collection

What began as a gift of friendship between Poland and the U.S. more than 90 years ago is now a gift to researchers and genealogists around the world.
CT scanning of mummy (© The Field Museum)

Technology lets us see inside a mummy

A New York museum highlights the technology that scientists use to draw connections between modern and ancient societies by examining a mummy.
Women in traditional costumes holding torches (© AP Images)

Baltic embassies delight Washington with song and dance

Each year in Washington, thousands line up to get a glimpse inside the Baltic embassies and a taste of each country’s native food, art and entertainment.
Illustration of a light bulb surrounded by charts and graphs (State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

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Woman wearing colorful Korean clothing (Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.)

All things Korean enthrall Washingtonians

Washington is home to scores of Korean barbecue restaurants, K-pop performances and other cultural events.