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==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
[[Image:EmperorPenguin.jpg|thumb|right|Emperor Penguin]]
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.


It lies to the southeast of [[Turkey (country)|Turkey]] and east of [[Lebanon]] and [[Israel]].  It is north of [[Jordan]] and northwest of [[Iraq]]. The capital is Damascus. It was the first country in the region to let women vote.
The [[Emperor penguin]] (''Aptenodytes forsteri'') is the world's largest species of penguin, and one of the world's largest birds. It may grow to 1.2m (4 ft) high and weigh up to 40kg (88lb).


It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.
Like all penguins, it is flightless but a good swimmer.  It is confined to Antarctica, where its habitat is threatened by the melting of the ice cap, leading to fears that it will be extinct by 2100.


==Did you know ...==
==Did you know ...==
* ... that [[''Unshackled!'']] is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?  
* ... that ''[[Unshackled!]]'' is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?  
* ... that [[London]] is the capital of the United Kingdom?
* ... that [[London]] is the capital of the United Kingdom?
* ... that a [[calculator watch]] is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?
* ... that a [[calculator watch]] is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?

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From today's featured article

Emperor Penguin

The Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the world's largest species of penguin, and one of the world's largest birds. It may grow to 1.2m (4 ft) high and weigh up to 40kg (88lb).

Like all penguins, it is flightless but a good swimmer. It is confined to Antarctica, where its habitat is threatened by the melting of the ice cap, leading to fears that it will be extinct by 2100.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Unshackled! is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?
  • ... that London is the capital of the United Kingdom?
  • ... that a calculator watch is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?

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