JULIE MARIS/SEMEL photography  

Town at 2,700 meters, in the province of Wollo, located in northeastern Ethiopia, 640 km. from Addis Ababa. Lalibela, initially named Roha, is known for monolithic and rock-hewn, Ethiopian Orthodox Christian churches built in the 13th c. Lalibela’s medieval monastic complex: Bet Giorgis (Church of St. George), Bet Golgotha, Bet Mika’el (Bet Sina), Bet Maryam (House of Mary), Bet Meskel, Bet Ghel, and Bet Medhane Alem, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage site named for King Lalibela.

Lemaire Channel
Channel between Booth Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, with sheer cliffs and glaciers, south of King George Island, near Pleneau and Petermann Island. The Lemaire Channel is 11 km. long and 1,600 meters wide at its narrowest point.

Capital of Amazonas departamento, on the Amazon River in southeastern Columbia. Leticia is located at the juncture of Columbia, Brazil, and Peru. Leticia, founded as a military outpost and river port, is a major marketplace for bananas, local produce, and rubber.

Capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet in the Himalayas, near the Lhasa River. Lhasa, one of the most important cities in Tibet, is the location of two of the most religious monuments in Tibet—the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.

National dress of Myanmar. A longyi, similar to a sarong, is made from approximately two meters of cloth that are sewn into a cylindrical shape. Ankle-length longyis worn by men are tied in front; women tie longyis on the side. The longyi is usually cotton but is also made from silk.

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