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Small World (Birthdays) Part IV #899977

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The shared experience of how birthdays are celebrated around the world introduced.

(Beijing: Stephanie Sy) The first birthday for the Chinese featured; scenes shown from Beijing of a traditional celebration.

(Nairobi: Dana Hughes) The milestone fifth birthday in Kenya featured; scenes shown of the festivities in Nairobi with a special song in Swahili.

(Jerusalem: Simon McGregor-Wood) The 13th birthday celebration for Jewish boys in Israel featured; scenes shown from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem where the boys celebrate their bar mitzvah.

(Mexico City: Mike von Fremd) A birthday celebration in Mexico for 15-year-old Janet Maldonado featured; scenes shown from the festivities in Mexico City.

(Jakarta: Margaret Conley) The 17th birthday celebration in Indonesia that symbolizes the graduation from childhood to young adulthood featured; scenes shown from the lavish party in Jakarta for the birthday girl.

Gibson, Charles;
Sy, Stephanie;
Hughes, Dana;
McGregor-Wood, Simon;
von Fremd, Mike;
Conley, Margaret

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