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Artists Village

The Artists Village is located on Second Street at Broadway, in the heart of historic downtown Santa Ana, California.The village extends from First Street to Fourth Street, and Bush Street to Birch, surrounding the Second Street Mall between Broadway and Sycamore Street.Originally proposed in the mid-1980s, the village was meant to revitalize one of Orange County& 39;s oldest cities and bring back part of a once-thriving downtown, with dozens of historical buildings, most vacant for years.
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Mysterious explosions in Colombia

Seven army ammunition trucks explode in Cali, Colombia, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring thousands more on August 7, 1956. The cause of the explosions remains a mystery.The previous day, 20 trucks fully loaded with dynamite departed the Colombian city of Buenaventura. The trucks stopped in Cali and then 13 of the trucks headed toward Bogota, Colombia’s capital city.
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Prisoners of War

Prisoners of war are a product of any war. By the end of World War Two, hundreds of thousands of soldiers, airman and sailors had been held as prisoners of war in all the theatres of war - Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Far East, Asia and North Africa. There were rules that governed the treatment of prisoners of war (the Geneva Convention) - though a document formulated in Switzerland in times of world peace was always going to be hard pushed to be accepted by all those involved in World War Two.
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Israel and the 1948 War

In May 1948, Israel became an independent state after Israel was recognised by the United Nations as a country in its own right within the Middle East. If relations in pre-war Palestine had been fraught with difficulties, these difficulties paled into insignificance after Israel became a state in its own right.
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Second siege of Saragossa, 20 December 1808-20 February 1809

Second siege of Saragossa, 20 December 1808-20 February 1809Map showing the main locations involved in the fighting during the Second Siege of Saragossa. The French captured the hill of Monte Torrero on the second day of the siege, and used it to bombard the Pillar Redoubt and San Jose. The light blue areas show those parts of the city that the French had captured in the twenty four days of street fighting that ended the siege.
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