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Surfing in Liberia

For years Liberia was infamous for its civil war but now surfing fans are discovering the beaches. In the Geo Quiz we're looking for Liberia's surfing capital, New York Times' Diplomatic Correspondent Helene Cooper knows where to find it.

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For our Geo Quiz today, we were searching for the name of the island nation that's home to the fastest man on earth. 21 year-old Usain Bolt, who set a new world record (9.72 seconds) for the men's 100 meters event over the weekend, was born in Jamaica - and that's the answer to our quiz.

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The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates. It was announced today that the Abu Dhabi Investment Council has bought a majority stake in New York's landmark Chrysler Building.

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For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of a tiny island in the Mediterranean, located north of Crete. The answer is the Greek island of Antikythera. The World's David Leveille reports on new theory about the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computing device dating back to 100 B.C. Researchers say it may have functioned as a calendar of the ancient Olympics.

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We wanted you to name a city in China that was once a stop of the Silk Road. The answer is Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighurs Autonomous Region. Reporter Anne Donohue visited Kashgar and sent us an audio postcard.

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Dutch drug tourism

The Dutch have some of the most liberal drug laws. But some local officials are fed up with foreigners who invade their towns looking for drugs. So they want to close the so-called coffee shops that sell marijuana. Emily Kop reports from the Netherlands.

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Today's answer is the Iditarod National Trail in Alaska, where America's last great gold rush began 100 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Kevin Keeler, the trail's administrator.

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Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

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For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for six countries involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The answers are: Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.