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One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.

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This day in history


Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the strait which bears his name to the Pacific ocean.


American-born Lady Astor became the first woman to take a seat on the British Parliament.

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Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908)
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908)

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Quote of the day

To be a good actor ... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the labor ious task that has barely just been finished.

Sarah Bernhardt perseverance actors acting

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