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This webcam is currently assigned to Dave54. It was originally added on May 16, 2007 and has been viewed 34,303 times since then. The current picture above was taken 2 hours ago, thereby the webcam seems to be currently active. So far, it was added to their personal favorites on by 1 people.

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The "Orient" is a term historically used in Western culture to refer to Asia. To describe a person as an "oriental" is now considered somewhat impolite in the US (the term Asian is used widely instead), but does not carry any such connotations in the UK, where the word 'Asian' commonly refers to people of Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani/Sri Lankan descent. Derivation: The term "Orient" is derived from the Latin word "oriens" meaning "east" (lit. "rising" < "orior" "rise"). The use of the word for "rising" to refer to the east (where the sun rises) has analogs from many languages: compare the terms "Levant" (< French "levant" "rising"), "Anatolia" (< Greek "anatole"), "mizrahi" in Hebrew ("zriha" meaning sunrise) and "The Land of the Rising Sun" to refer to Japan. The opposite term "Occident" is derived from the Latin word "occidens" meaning "west" (lit. "setting" < "occido" "fall/set"). This term was once used to describe the West (where the sun sets) but is falling into disuse. Usage of ... Read more about Oriental on Wikipedia

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