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"Between Europe and the Middle East, at the eastern edge of the
Mediterranean Sea, lies the region known as the Near East. The area
includes the countries of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. It is the
birthplace of some of the world’s oldest civilizations and has close
ties with three major religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam." The Near East. (2009). In Geography of the World within the Credo Reference Database.
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