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New Year’s Revelers Start Ringing in 2011

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New Year’s Revelers Start Ringing in 2011
New Zealand Leaves 2010 Behind; Celebrations Getting Underway in Australia, Asia as Clock Ticks Closer to New Year Worldwide
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Greece Tourists
Image by Wolfgang Staudt

Symi/Σύμη, also transliterated Syme or Simi is a small but historic Greek island and municipality.Geographically, it is part of the Dodecanese island chain, located about 41 km north-northwest of Rhodes (and 425 km from Piraeus, the port of Athens), with 58.1 km² (22 sq mi) of mountainous terrain.The other main inhabited localities on the island are Horio (“The Village”), Pedi, Nimborio, and Panormitis which is the home of the island’s famous monastery which many people from all over Greece submit to a pilgrimage every year to visit. The island has 2606 inhabitants, mostly engaged in fishing, trade, and tourism. In the tourist season which is roughly May until October, tourists and day-trippers bring the number of people on the island up to as much as 6000.

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