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The Sciences

British Multiculturalism

Cosmic VarianceBy Mark TroddenOctober 18, 2008 5:10 AM

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The Guardian has carried out a quite fascinating project. They have identified children raised in Britain, but originating from almost every country in the entire United Nations' list (omitted were San Marino, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Naura, Paulu, the Central African Republic and North Korea), photographed them, taken their stories, and posted them on the Guardian web site.

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It is remarkable to me to see such a collection of children, from every corner of the planet, gathered in my home country; a tiny island off the coast of mainland Europe. Their personal tales are intriguing - some heartwarming, others heartbreaking - and provide a sampling of some of the world's recent history.

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