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Rift Valley,

section of Kenya where the virus was first discovered in the 1900's.
Rift Valley virus - a virus of the genus Phlebovirus that occurs in central and southern Africa in sheep, goats, and cattle; humans may become infected with close contact with infected animals.
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Jews and Arabs have been killing each other for only a century or so; the Great Rift Valley goes back millions of years.
In imagining the Caribbean as having undergone a similar trauma as the landscape of Africa during the formation of the Great Rift Valley, Brathwaite presents the New World as a mirror image of the Old, with Atlantis as the virtual point, the mirror surface, where both converge.
It is widely believed that the Great Rift Valley, which bisects the continent from the Red Sea in the north, is subject to crustal movements that can affect construction of buildings and roads.
The Gallmanns set up a cattle ranch near the Great Rift Valley, and Kuki spends the rest of the movie adjusting.
The team of eight scientists and adventurers began a 1,500-mile journey across Africa's Great Rift Valley in early October and, during the expedition of six weeks, uncovered 4 million-year-old fossils, suffered 120-degree temperatures, and swam with an unexpected guest--an eight-foot crocodile.
Colorful and informative illustrations introduce you to amazing phenomenon like the Andes rainshadow, the pooling of oil in subsurface rocks, and east Africa's gradually spreading Great Rift Valley.
Now they are astonished to find these tiny Oriental beauties sporting cleavages reminiscent of the Great Rift Valley.
Destroyed by "brimstone and fire" because of their wickedness (Genesis 19:24), Sodom and Gomorrah presumably were devastated about 1900 BC by an earthquake in the Dead Sea area of the Great Rift Valley, a large rift extending from the Jordan River valley in Israel to the Zambezi River system in East Africa.
Lush highlands surround the Crater, falling away to tawny plains and alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley.
The 12pm accident involved a Modern Coast bus, a Great Rift Valley matatu and a private car among other vehicles.
On the border with Jordan, the Dead Sea in the Great Rift Valley is 1,412ft below normal sea level and nearly 10 times as salty as the ocean.
Unlike Earth's Great Rift Valley in East Africa, Mercury's Great Valley is not caused by the pulling apart of lithospheric plates due to plate tectonics; it is the result of the global contraction of a shrinking one-plate planet," lead author Thomas Watters from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.

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