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World Gallery

To address the need for greater cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect between the various peoples of the world, The World & I Online has launched a World Gallery, presenting a dazzling array of thousands of pictures of world cultures. Multimedia presentations allow students to visually explore various countries, as well as some of the world’s greatest heritage sites, including Angkor Wat, the Taj Mahal and the Hagia Sophia. The World Gallery and Global Culture Studies pages have also been integrated with one another, allowing easy access to visual and written resources for each country. In order to navigate to the World Gallery page, click the Gallery icon in the center of the homepage.

Images - On the homepage, click on the World Gallery link at the center of the page. To view images for each country, click on one of the country names listed on the left-hand side. You will also notice that the right-hand side of the page features Country Highlights, which are randomly selected countries that change each time the page is reloaded. Each country’s gallery features a link to the corresponding Global Culture Studies page, featuring demographics of that country and further reading. Click on the Demographics and Recommended Reading link at the top of a country’s image gallery to be taken to the Global Culture Studies page. Each country photo gallery also has a slideshow function that allows you to view the entire collection of photographs in succession, which can be activated via the icon in the top right-hand corner of the gallery. You can also print photographs by double clicking on the small thumbnail in the country gallery, and then double clicking on the larger image and clicking on Print above the image.

Multimedia presentations - The multimedia presentations are located at the main page of the World Gallery. We are continually adding to our collection in order to provide diverse views of cultural sites all over the world. These presentations can be enjoyed on PCs and Macs, using Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Safari. Depending on your computer, you may experience pausing during the first viewing of any slideshow, but thereafter it will run uninterrupted. Click on the photo icon in order to run the presentation. We also offer supporting article and teacher’s lesson plan to accompany each multimedia presentation, making it a complete culture study package to use in the classroom. To view the associated articles or teacher lesson plan, click on one of the links below the photo icon.

Share Your World - Whether you have pictures showing the beautiful culture of your own country or other places you have visited, take part in a virtual cultural exchange by having your images presented for the world to see in our World Gallery. At the bottom of the main World Gallery page, click the Share Your World link and follow the on-screen instructions to submit your images. There are several ways to submit your images:

Electronic Delivery Options:
  1. Upload images and/or music of the country (for music, use mp3 format) to our FTP site. Be sure to include descriptions of images. Contact us for our FTP address and login information at
  2. Email images and/or music of the country (music in mp3 format) as attachments to Be sure to include descriptions of images.
Mailing Options:
  1. Send us a CD/diskette with images and descriptions.
  2. Send us photographs, including descriptions.
  3. Send us a CD of music, including the title and performer of each song.

Mail to:

The World & I Online
Attn: World Gallery
3600 New York Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002 USA


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