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First Days: South Asian Americans Share Stories of Their First Days in America

If you've ever moved abroad or have relatives who have migrated to America, chances are the memories from those first few days after arrival are crystal clear, from finding a place to live, a job--just navigating life as a newcomer. A project in Philadelphia is documenting the memories South Asian immigrants have of their first few days in the United States.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kandy in Sri Lanka. Buddhists in this city are celebrating Perahara. It's a 10-day affair with elephant parades and fire-dancing all rolled into one.

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Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are the 5 countries that produce most of the world's tea. The answers, according to a United Nations database, are China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.

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A lovers' park in Sri Lanka

Showing affection in public is frowned upon in Sri Lanka. So the government has come up with an idea; creating a sheltered Lovers' Park so that those who want to cuddle, can- away from disapproving stares. The BBC's Charles Haviland has more from Colombo.

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First Days: South Asian Americans Share Stories of Their First Days in America

If you've ever moved abroad or have relatives who have migrated to America, chances are the memories from those first few days after arrival are crystal clear, from finding a place to live, a job--just navigating life as a newcomer. A project in Philadelphia is documenting the memories South Asian immigrants have of their first few days in the United States.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kandy in Sri Lanka. Buddhists in this city are celebrating Perahara. It's a 10-day affair with elephant parades and fire-dancing all rolled into one.