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Faces of the World – Saudi Arabia

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Faces of the World: Saudi Arabia

I have not done a Faces of the World in awhile… This is the first randomly generated country today. The woman is actually the Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel. The man is from a photo in a tech article.

The main ethnic group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is Arab and the official religion is Islam.

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Faces of the World – Bangladesh

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Faces of the World: Bangladesh

Bengali Actor, Arefin Shuvo, and a girl from a Bengali Village.

Ethnic Bengali’s make up 98% of their population, and their main Religion (83%) is Islam. However, 16% practice Hinduism. Bangladesh is a hierarchical society. Age and position are respected. Bangladesh gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971.

Faces of the World – Zimbabwe

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Faces of the World: Zimbabwe

There are two main indigenous tribes/ethnic groups of Zimbabwe. They are the Shona (who make up 80% of the population), and the Ndebele (who make up 12% of the population. This man and woman are of the Shona group. The Ndebele can usually be identified by the rings worn to elongate their necks. The country also still has a very small amount of Europeans as it was once a British colony until about 50 years ago. The main religion of Zimbabwe is Christianity. Other religions present are Islam, and Baha’i.

Faces of the World – Laos

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Faces of the World: Laos

Our Laotian faces are a man and woman in traditional Laotian dress.

Laos is home to many ethnic groups, the dominate ones being Lao, Khmu, and Hmong. Loas was once colonized by the French, but they gained their independence in 1953. Laos is mainly Buddhist.

Faces of the World – Lebanon

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Faces of the World: Lebanon

Our Lebanese faces are, Lebanon born and raised American Actor, Haaz Sleiman, and Lebanese singer/actress, May Hariri.

Haaz has been in all kinds of American TV series and movies.

Historically, Lebanon was home to the Canaanite-Phoenicians, then followed the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Ottomans Turks, and finally the French. Lebanon is ethnically diverse place with a very enriched/fused culture. Lebanon officially gained its independence from France in 1943. Lebanon is nearly equally Muslim and Christian, but Muslims do have the majority.

Faces of the World – Germany

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Face of the World: Germany

Our German faces are actor Ken Duken, from Heidelberg, and actress Josefine Preuss, from Brandenburg.

Historically speaking, Germany was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, which consisted at times of modern day Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech and Slovak Republics, as well as parts of eastern France, northern Italy, Slovenia, and western Poland. Naturally a lot of cultural fusion has taken place between in Germany and all these countries in general. Germany is mainly Christian and has been called “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (The land of poets and thinkers), because of the major role its writers and philosophers have played in the development of Western thought.

Faces of the World – Guatemala

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Faces of the World: Guatemala

Our Guatemalan faces are a young man and woman of Indigenous Mayan origin.

A lot of people in Guatemala came from the Ancient Meso-American Civilization of the Mayan Empire. Although Spanish Conquistadors explored, settled, and colonized in the region, the distinct Mayan people and culture still exists there. The two Guatemalan ethnic groups today are the Mestizo (48%), though 41% are various indigenous peoples. The main religion today is Christianity. In addition to colonization of the Spanish, Guatemala was also colonized by Mexico. They gained their independence in 1823.