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Across America May 19

[2014-05-19 11:30]

Chicago students prep for China trip

[2014-05-19 09:47]

Yin smiled and gently caressed Sargent's head, an act in China that means love and appreciation from an elder to a youngster.

President of AAM welcomes representatives from museums

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Ford Bell, president of the American Alliance of Museums welcomes over hundred of representatives from museums in both United States and in China at China Connect program welcome reception at Sheraton Seattle on May 18, 2014.

Yiwu manufacturers score big in lead up to soccer world cup

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Unlike Chinese teams' poor performances in global soccer, however, entrepreneurs in China have been leading businesses making money from the international sports event.

American Civil War re-enactment in Illinois

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Men portraying Civil War soldiers from the South wait to take part in a re-enactment at Civil War Days at Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois May 17, 2014. Participants dress in period costumes to recreate a battle scene from the war that took place in the United States from 1861-1865.

Chinese folk dance shown in NYC parade

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The Red Silk Dancers perform at this year's Dance Parade in New York City on May 17th. Founded and directed by Margaret Yuen since 1985, the Red Silk Dancers present a repertoire of traditional and contemporary Chinese classical and folk dance. It was their first time to participate in the dance parade in New York.

Thousands of dancers attend annual dance parade in NYC

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Dancers perform as they take part in the annual dance parade in New York City, the United States, on May 17, 2014.

New York recalls the World's Fair glory days

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The 1964 World's Fair in New York drew 51 million visitors to gaze in awe at its Technicolor visions of the future, sample exotic cuisines and join in singing along at the wildly popular "It's a Small World" attraction. Fifty years later, New York City will celebrate the fair's remarkable impact with the hope of recapturing some of its wonder and promise in an anniversary festival.

Wildfires rage in California

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Firefighters are seen fighting the Las Pulgas Fire at Camp Pendleton, California in this May 16, 2014 handout photo from the USMC. The Las Pulgas Fire is one of four fires at Camp Pendleton Marine Base north of San Diego which prompted evacuations of several outposts within the installation.

Fast-food workers strike for higher pay

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Protesters take over a Burger King restaurant in Oakland, California on May 15, 2014.

Chinatown garment workers awarded $1.2 million

[2014-05-17 06:05]

Thirteen Chinese garment workers have been awarded $1.2 million in damages for unpaid wages while working at a clothing factory between 2005 and 2010 in New York’s Chinatown.

Global music festival tunes up

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Yin Chengzong, Chinese pianist and composer of the Yellow River Piano Concerto; Pavlina Dokovska, winner of the Claude Debussy International Competition in Italy; Tang Diyi, silver medal winner at the prestigious Hilton Head International Piano Competition in South Carolina in 2006 and Vladimir Valjarevic, professor at Rutgers University.

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