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The watermelon is a large annual plant with long, weak, trailing or climbing stems which are five-angled (five-sided) and up to 3 m (10 ft) long. Young growth is densely woolly with yellowish-brown hairs which disappear as the plant ages. The leaves are large, coarse, hairy pinnately-lobed and alternate; they get stiff and rough when old. The plant has branching tendrils. The white to yellow flowers grow singly in the leaf axils and the corolla is white or yellow inside and greenish-yellow on the outside. The flowers are unisexual, with male and female flowers occurring on the same plant (monoecious). The male flowers predominate at the beginning of the season; the female flowers, which develop later, have inferior ovaries. The styles are united into a single column. The large fruit is a kind of modified berry called a pepo with a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp).[1] Wild plants have fruits up to 20 cm (8 in) in diameter, while cultivated varieties may exceed 60 cm (24 in). The rind of the fruit is mid- to dark green and usually mottled or striped, and the flesh, containing numerous pips spread throughout the inside, can be red or pink (most commonly), orange, yellow, green or white.[2][3] History The watermelon is a flowering plant thought to have originated in southern Africa, where it is found growing wild. It reaches maximum genetic diversity there, with sweet, bland and bitter forms. In the 19th century, Alphonse de Candolle[4] considered the watermelon to be indigenous to tropical Africa.[5] Citrullus colocynthis is often considered to be a wild ancestor of the watermelon and is now found native in north and west Africa. However, it has been suggested on the basis of chloroplast DNA investigations that the cultivated and wild watermelon diverged independently from a common ancestor, possibly C. ecirrhosus from Namibia.[6] Evidence of its cultivation in the Nile Valley has been found from the second millennium Royal Mentor Lee.
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Wave of the sea and desert on HD television. You can be flying from Japanese sea to Namibia. This is CM about REGAZA whitch is made in japan by TOSHIBA.WEBTV version production: RiverVillage of sun10ro
28 Mar 2007
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Who would spend two weeks on vacation in Namibia with the desert on one side and the ocean on the other? We did and it is one or our all time favorite spots
3 Jun 2007
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Namibia 1-5 Morocco
21 Jan 2008
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At the end of a game drive in the Namib Rand Reserve in Namibia. What a great view!
13 Mar 2008
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South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990. Hifikepunye POHAMBA was elected president in November 2004 in a landslide victory replacing Sam NUJOMA who led the country during its first 14 years of self rule. ********www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wa.html
6 Jul 2008
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*******Kontrei***.za/namibia - Film reveals the beauty of a namibia adventure, including the rugged Richtersveld, the Fish River and lots more on this Namibia Safari Tour - Kontrei***.za/namibia
22 Jan 2009
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Bay Self Catering - Specialized in Self Catering Accommodation in Namibia.
19 Mar 2009
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Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterised by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts - ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. ...
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*******www.unicef****/infobycountry/namibia_51570.html WINDHOEK, Namibia, 28 October 2009—A novel idea for children has become a reality, now that the Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has set up an office in the maternity ward at Katutura State Hospital, the main public hospital in Windhoek. This UNICEF-supported effort is designed to ensure that every child born at the hospital receives a birth certificate. In Namibia, 81 per cent of women deliver their babies in a hospital, yet 40 per cent of Namibian children under the age of five lack birth certificates. Children without birth certificates are more vulnerable to abuse, trafficking and early marriage, and have less access to government services and schooling. In this case, the Ministry of Health is providing facilities and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration provides the staff to register the children, said UNICEF Representative in Namibia Ian MacLeod. They have broken down the traditional barriers of ministries not working together in the best interest of kids, he added
5 Nov 2009
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12 Feb 2010
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Take a tour of Ghost Town of Kolmanskop in Namibia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. Namibia's Ghost Town of Kolmanskop is a fascinating piece of history. Deserted since around 1954, it was once a bustling village. A diamond rush in 1908 brought fortune seekers here from around the world. The town once boasted a casino, theater, ballroom, and more. Particularly noticeable is the influence of German settlers. The Namib desert has now reclaimed much of built-up the land. Kolmanskop serves as an intriguing reminder of the whims of time.
14 Oct 2010
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Take a tour of Desert Landscape of Sossusvlei in Namibia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. One of the most compelling features of Namibia is the astounding landscape of Sossusvlei, a part of the Namib desert. This clay-pan, even though situated in a desert, is occasionally flooded by the Tsauchab River, but mostly remains dry year round. Hiking and trekking on the huge red sand dunes is an incredible experience as you get to gorge on the colorful and ethereal panorama around. For a comfortable stay amidst an adventure, there are numerous guest houses and lodges for those who seek to travel to this awe-inspiring land. One can sight numerous dead trees in the landscape, especially in the region called Dead Vlei. These were known to be the camel-thorn trees, green and very much alive, until they stopped receiving water from Tsauchab River. What makes Sossusvlei really interesting is that the shape of the dunes keeps on changing because of the strong wind currents that blow in the desert.
28 Oct 2010
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*******www.LiveRugbyChannel.up.to - AWESOME! Bryan Habana set a new South Africa try-scoring record as they overwhelmed Namibia at North Harbour Stadium. Habana overtook former scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen's mark of 38 with a 22nd-minute touchdown. That helped ensure the Springboks a bonus-point Pool D win. Watch Rugby World Cup 2011 live at *******www.LiveRugbyChannel.up.to
22 Sep 2011
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12 Nov 2011
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