Fifty years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module and took their first steps on the Moon. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched history taking place. You've probably seen the famous pictures, but here are some lesser-known facts about the historic mission.

Diners in the busy Istanbul district of Beyoglu are being forced to take their meals inside, as government regulations have banned outdoor dining.
In honor of 10-year anniversary of 9/11, Jules and Gedeon Naudet recently remade their 2002 documentary, re-interviewing some of the firefighters from the first film.
Documents recently uncovered reveals Chinese firms agreed to supply Gadhafi forces with weapons during the fighting in Libya in July.
Washington's past compromises now plagues its policy throughout the Arab World: supporting an unpopular strongman in exchange for a military stronghold.
The Israeli Arab women's magazine "Lilac" set out to break some taboos in conservative Arab society, but has never dared to put a bikini-clad model on its cover until now.
The oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico would provide oil and create jobs, but environmentalists want President Obama to say no to project.
France's military operations in Libya may be the first war the country has waged and won since 1918, and it could be a profitable win at that.
The National Research Council identified some 22,000 space junk objects orbiting the Earth, and is looking for a way to remove the potentially dangerous debris.
Travelers will be shot into space on a Soyuz rocket and will orbit 217 miles above earth in a hotel with massive windows for expansive, intergalactic views.
Venezuela has a shortage of affordable homes so acute that squatters have moved into half-built high rises in Caracas.

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