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THE BRITISH BURST INTO YVR!  VANCOUVER AIRPORT FLASH MOB
 
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The GREAT Campaign came to life at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on May 24 2012, with an exciting flash mob near the international food court (performed to 'Jumpstart' by These Kids Wear Crowns). Dancers were dressed as the Spice Girls, The Beatles, Austin Powers, David Beckham, Elton John and Harry Potter, alongside Union Jack T-Shirts - celebrating GREAT Britain. The UK is in the world spotlight in 2012, with the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics fast approaching. The GREAT Campaign is a global initiative, which leverages this platform, to remind the world of what is GREAT about Britain, For more information visit: www.facebook.com/ThisisGREATBritain
Working in the Foreign Office: Meet the diplomats
 
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British diplomats talk about their lives, careers and opportunities working in and travelling with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. You can find out more about careers in the FCO here https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office/about/recruitment and by following @fcocareers on Twitter.
Sir Steve Redgrave on Britain hosting 'the greatest show on earth
 
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www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain In a Foreign Office film launched to coincide with 500 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, former British rower and five times Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave talks about the UK's passion for sport and his personal involvement in the 2012 Games.
Doing business in Basque Country
 
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Derek doyle , UK Trade & Investment Director for Basque Country, talks about business opportunities for UK companies in this region of Spain. Email us: [email protected] Follow us Twiiter: @UKTISpain Join our LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4975829&trk=anet_ug_hm
Right to Choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage - Jess
 
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Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. Once abroad, victims are often even more isolated than they might have been in the UK and getting help is more difficult. Remind young people to speak up if they think they or someone they are close to are in danger. Support our campaign by tweeting your support using #righttochoose. More information on our website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage
Going for Green - Parkland in the Olympic Park
 
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"Going for Green - Britain's 2012 Dream" tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about the construction of the Olympic Park here. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information on the Foreign Office work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Sir Ken Robinson's keynote speech at 2012 UKTI BritWeek Business Innovation Awards
 
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Sir Ken Robinson gives a talk about innovation in business at the 2012 UKTI BritWeek Business Innovation Awards. Sir Ken is one of the world's leading speakers. Videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. His latest book is a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation: Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative. More information on the 2013 UKTI BritWeek Innovation Awards can be found at http://www.britweek.org/2013/InnovationAwards.html
Sir Magdi Yacoub on Britain's contribution to medical science
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain In a short film launched by the Foreign Office, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Sir Magdi Yacoub explains why he chose to become a heart surgeon, and why he thinks the National Health Service serves as a model for the rest of the world.
Parental child abduction overseas: Caught in the middle
 
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According to new figures released by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the charity, Reunite, the number of parental child abduction and custody cases has more than doubled over the last decade. This film, 'Caught in the middle', tells the story of Rebecca, a fictional case study of a child involved in a parental abduction case. It aims to highlight the issues and encourage parents to think of the consequences before doing something that could do lasting damage to the children and families involved.
Wilton Park: What is public diplomacy?
 
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From 7-9 June 2010, Wilton Park hosted a conference for government practitioners, academics and other experts from around the world to discuss public diplomacy policy and practice. The conference was opened by Jeremy Browne MP, UK Minister of State for Public Diplomacy, and Judith McHale, US Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Both highlighted the increasing importance of engaging people and organisations beyond governments in global affairs. Discussions covered a range of themes including military involvement in soft power; the role of corporate and faith groups; digital media; cultural relations and partnerships; and engaging through sport. http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/
Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah on Britain's open and democratic society
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain The British Army Officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment discusses taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade and the diversity of the Household Cavalry. Born in Ghana, the Major moved to the UK when he was younger. As the first black officer commissioned in the Household Cavalry to command 120 men and 120 horses, the Major believes the diverse make-up of his regiment embodies the wider modern Britain where "officers from so many backgrounds all mix together as one."
Japanese Judo champion Kosei Inoue gives his impressions of the UK
 
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Japanese Judo champion talks about his experiences in Britain and gives his impressions of the UK in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie speech at opening of Summit Fringe
 
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UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie spoke at the opening of the Summit Fringe at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on Tuesday 10 June. You can read more about the Global Summit here: www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014
James Ryan Chevening Scholar 2013
 
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James Ryan is New Zealand's Chevening Scholar for 2013. Hear his thoughts on being selected.
Right to Choose: the consequences of forced marriage
 
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The UK Government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) video coincides with October half-term and intends to highlight the devastating impact of forced on both victims and families. The FMU has a helpline for anyone at worried about themselves, friends, family or colleagues as well as professionals working in the field. Call 0207 008 0151 to speak to one of our specialists for support and advice.
Going for Green - Velodrome in the Olympic Park
 
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"Going for Green - Britain's 2012 Dream" tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about the construction of the Velodrome here. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information on the Foreign Office work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
"You don't need to know about it. You don't need to understand. You just need a pair of ears."
 
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Pianist James Rhodes performed in Vienna for the very first time on 21 May 2013. Before his sell-out recital at the Wiener Konzerthaus James came in to tell us why we should all be listening to music by Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. "Everyone can enjoy it. Everyone can get something from it. You don't need to know about it. You don't need to understand it. You don't need to know how to pronounce the names of the composers or anything about the composers. You just need a pair of ears." You can follow James on Twitter: @JRhodesPianist or find out more at http://www.jamesrhodes.tv
Welcome to the Foreign Office
 
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offers a short guide to the Foreign Office and its iconic headquarters in London.
Driving Safely in Europe
 
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In this Consular video, two hapless holidaymakers learn the hard way that driving rules, customs and conditions can be different when driving in Europe. Learn from our top tips to ensure your next car journey to Europe is safe and trouble free.
Don't believe the thumbnail, this video is the stuff of nightmares
 
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Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in conflicts all over the world. It destroys lives and tears communities apart. Now it's #TimeToAct. Make your voice heard during the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict - please share this video and help us spread the message! Warning: may not be suitable for under-16s. For more information: www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014 --------------- A violência sexual é usada como arma de guerra em conflitos em todo o mundo, destruindo vidas e desintegrando comunidades. É hora de agir para por fim à violência em conflitos. Faça ouvir sua voz - compartilhe este vídeo e ajude a divulgar a mensagem! Aviso: pode ser inadequado para menores de 16 anos. Para outras informações: www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014 --------------- La violencia sexual se utiliza como arma de Guerra en conflictos en todo el mundo. Destruye vidas y comunidades. Es ahora el momento de actuar y acabar con la violencia sexual en situaciones de conflicto. ¡Haga oír su voz -- comparta este video y ayúdenos a difundir este mensaje! Advertencia: puede no ser apto para menores de 16 años. Para más información visite: www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014 --------------- La violence sexuelle sert d'arme de guerre dans les conflits du monde entier. Elle détruit les vies et déchire les communautés. L'heure est venue d'agir pour mettre fin à la violence sexuelle dans les conflits. Ajoutez votre voix à la nôtre - partagez cette vidéo et aidez-nous à diffuser le message ! Avertissement : le contenu peut ne pas convenir aux moins de 16 ans. Pour de plus amples détails : www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014 --------------- يستخدم العنف الجنسي كسلاح حرب في النزاعات بكافة أنحاء العالم. إنه يدمر حياة الناس ويمزق المجتمعات. وقد حان الآن وقد العمل لإنهاء العنف الجنسي في النزاع. اجعل صوتك مسموعا - يرجى نشر هذا الفيديو ومساعدتنا في نشر الرسالة! تحذير: قد يكون الفيديو غير مناسب لمن تقل أعمارهم عن 16 عاما. للمزيد من المعلومات: www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014 --------------- 世界各地都有将性暴力用作战争武器的情况,给生活带来灾难,使社区四分五裂。我们必须马上行动起来,终止冲突中的性暴力。让世界听到你的声音:请分享视频,帮助我们传播讯息! 警告:16岁以下儿童不宜。 如果需要更多信息,请访问www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014
Right to choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage - Nayana
 
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Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. Once abroad, victims are often even more isolated than they might have been in the UK and getting help is more difficult. Remind young people to speak up if they think they or someone they are close to are in danger. Support our campaign by tweeting your support using #righttochoose. More information on our website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage
Sir Anwar Pervez: doing business in the UK
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain In this film British Asian entrepreneur Sir Anwar Pervez, gives his account of doing business in the UK, and of the support he believes he received in Britain. The film is one in a series featuring individuals from home and abroad talking about their experiences of modern Britain in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Cómo solicitar una visa para el Reino Unido
 
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Un representante de UK Border Agency explica cuál el procedimiento para solicitar una visa para el Reino Unido (en particular visa Tier 4) y cuáles son las razones principales por las que se rechaza una visa. * Aunque la información contenida en este video puede aplicar a la mayoría de las solicitudes, les recordamos que cada caso es particular y las condiciones pueden variar. Mayor información: http://ukinmexico.fco.gov.uk/es/visiting-uk/visas
24 hours - British consular staff overseas
 
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This video shows incidents in a real 24-hour period from midnight to midnight UK time on 27 June 2011. The incidents shown range from routine enquiries to work on serious incidents.
The Art of Diplomacy
 
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The artworks and architecture within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's headquarters in King Charles Street in London represent a unique portrait of Britain's diplomatic story. In this video, Dr Laura Popoviciu, a curator at the Government Art Collection, explores the role of art in the UK's diplomatic relations with the world and highlights from the Government Art Collection. The FCO opens its doors as part of the annual Open House London festival on 16th & 17th September 2017. For visitor information please go to: https://fcoopenhouse.campaign.gov.uk
Doing business in Catalonia
 
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Cristina H. Valiñani , UK Trade & Investment Director for Catalonia, talks about business opportunities for UK companies in this region of Spain. Email us: [email protected] Follow us Twiiter: @UKTI_Barcelona
Going for Green - Soil Cleaning in the Olympic Park
 
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"Going for Green - Britain's 2012 Dream" tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about soil cleaning in the Olympic Park here. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information on the Foreign Office work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Prince of Wales speaks about his love for Romania
 
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The Prince of Wales delivered a message of acceptance for honorary doctorate by University of Bucharest for contributions to sustainable agriculture and rural development, during the final leg of a private visit to Romania, on 31 May 2014. In his address, he talked about his fascination for the country's landscapes and villages, and its rich, unique biodiversity, urging Romanians to do everything possible to protect their traditional way of life.
Right To Choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage: Azim
 
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Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. Once abroad, victims are often even more isolated than they might have been in the UK and getting help is more difficult. Remind young people to speak up if they think they or someone they are close to are in danger. Support our campaign by tweeting your support using #righttochoose. More information on our website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage
British Embassy Algiers celebrates victory with Adlene Guedioura
 
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British Embassy Algiers celebrated Algeria's World Cup qualification in presence of two great Algerian footballers: Adlene Guedioura, who plays in the English Premier League, and his father Nacer Guedioura. The British Embassy is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukinalgeria Ambassador Martyn Roper can be followed on Twitter: @martynroper
Transport Security in Ecuador
 
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If you are thinking of travelling in Ecuador, watch this Foreign & Commonwealth Office video, which has lots of tips on travelling around this beautiful country safely.
Zeinab Badawi says freedom of expression is cornerstone of democracy in Britain
 
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In her short 'See Britain' film, Sudanese-born BBC World News anchor Zeinab Badawi celebrates the liberties we enjoy in Britain, considering them real cornerstones of democracy. www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain www.fco.gov.uk/humanrights The film is one of the 'See Britain through my eyes' series featuring individuals from abroad looking at modern Britain in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tell us what you think of the film using the comment facility below.
British Ambassador to Algeria, Martyn Roper, hosted a reception in honour of Mrs. Mouna Hamitouche
 
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British Ambassador to Algeria, Martyn Roper, hosted a reception in honour of Mrs. Mouna Hamitouche who was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen. Mouna Hamitouche is the first Algerian born Mayor of a UK town -- Islington and the first Algerian woman to get an MBE from The Queen.
Preventing sexual violence in conflict - Speech by Angelina Jolie
 
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Angelina Jolie spoke at the launch of the Government initiative on preventing sexual violence in conflict, and the screening of the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey", a film she directed.
Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson: the 2012 Games will showcase the UK as an inclusive society
 
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In our 'See Britain' film, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE talks about her experiences as a disabled person in the UK, and comments on how far the country has come in 35 years by providing disabled facilities and improving access. She says "The 2012 Games will showcase what the UK has achieved for disabled people both on and off the track" and that the UK today demonstrates what an inclusive society can look like. The Foreign Office has launched the film to marks two years to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games on 29 August. Tell us what you think using the comment facility below.To watch more of our 'See Britain' films, visit www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain.
Future For Somalia: General Nasir
 
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YouTube star General Nasir talks about identity, comedy and his hopes for returning to Somalia one day. #FutureForSomalia
Know Before You Go: Drug trafficking in South America
 
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The British Embassy in Lima presents the video "Drug trafficking in South America: Easy Cash? Easily Caught!" entirely filmed at the prison of Callao in Peru, where over 600 foreign nationals are held for drug trafficking.
French chef Raymond Blanc on why food is GREAT in Britain
 
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In this short film Raymond Blanc discusses his experiences as a chef in the UK, describing how the country offered him unique possibilities to explore his love of food. He discusses how Britain's multicultural and creative society has influenced his cooking and his life for the better. http://www.facebook.com/ThisisGREATBritain
Prime Minister David Cameron on the Somalia Conference
 
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Prime Minister David Cameron talks about the importance of the Somalia Conference which will be held in London on 7 May 2013. The conference, which is co-hosted by the Prime Minister and the President of Somalia, aims to provide international support for the Government of Somalia as they rebuild their country after two decades of conflict. More: http://www.gov.uk/somaliaconference2013
Carlos Acosta on creativity in Britain
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta talks about the UK's artistic flair and why he chose to join the Royal Ballet in Britain. The film is one of the 'See Britain through my eyes' series featuring individuals from home and abroad talking about their experiences of modern Britain in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Highlights of 2012: a GREAT year for Britain
 
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During 2012, the global spotlight was on the UK as we celebrated Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This video looks at some of the highlights from a GREAT year in Britain.
India's Olympics anthem -- Khelo Bharat Khelo
 
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A motivational GREAT Sports Anthem composed by children from Udayan, a Kolkata NGO, for the Indian contingent attending London Olympics 2012, was introduced by the British High Commissioner, James Bevan CMG along with Indian Olympians/athletes at a reception Wednesday 18 April 2012. For more http://ukinindia.fco.gov.uk/en/visiting-uk/about-uk/GREAT/TheGREATCampaignInIndia/
Welcome to British House Rio
 
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British House is the UK's home away from home at this year's Rio 2016 Olympics, celebrating UK sporting excellence to our vibrant business and culture
British Ambassador Martin Harris marks Mihai Eminescu's birthday
 
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British Ambassador marks Mihai Eminescu's birthday, Romania's national poet, by reading one of his iconic poems and talking about Romania's national heritage and the embassy's 'green agenda'. Romanian transcript of his comments below. "Ianuarie este o luna a marilor scriitori in Romania si in Marea Britanie. Pe 25 ianuarie, marcam in Marea Britanie ziua de nastere a lui Robert Burns, poetul national al Scotiei, si pe 15 ianuarie marcam ziua lui Mihai Eminescu, si cu aceasta ocazie as dori sa citesc o poezie de Mihai Eminescu. Am ales cred ca o poezie celebra, „Revedere", care este despre o intalnire intre un om, cred Eminescu, si o padure. Si eu am ales aceasta poezie fiindca eu cred ca peisajul Romaniei este probabil dintre cele mai frumoase pe continentul Europei din cauza ppadurilor virgine, care este ceva unic in Europa si ceva foarte valoros. O padure plina de flori, de animale, de biodiversitate care este foarte important pentru noi si foarte important sa pastram pentru viitor. In momentul acesta, la Ambasada noi sprijinim un proiect -- ''Plantam fapte bune'', care este un proiect adresat protectiei padurilor in Romania, si eu cred ca este o poezie importanta pentru ecologia si pentru generatia noastra pana acum."
St Andrew’s Day in Greece
 
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The British Embassy in Athens have created this short video celebrating St Andrew’s Day. Through the words of those who feel at home in both countries, they explore the affinities between Scotland and Greece; the people, the history, the islands, but perhaps not so much the weather.
World War I overseas recipients of the Victoria Cross (Full)
 
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The remarkable stories of all 175 men from 11 different countries who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War are brought together in a single archive: http://ow.ly/5mFJ301qI4L
Doing business in Spain
 
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Martin Phelan, UK Trade & Investment Director for Iberia, talks about business opportunities for UK companies in Spain. Email contact: [email protected] Follow us: @UKTISpain
2013 Lunar New Year Message from the British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao
 
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Caroline Wilson, British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao, together with the whole team at the British Consulate-General, send the very best wishes to people in Hong Kong and Macao for an auspicious and prosperous Chinese New Year in 2013. (Cantonese version available at http://youtu.be/5UoeiOioSks) Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/M6I2ID
Foreign Secretary William Hague Nowruz Message with Farsi subtitles
 
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The Foreign Secretary William Hague sends his best wishes to those celebrating Nowruz around the world.