Thursday/ which country? what’s happening?

Quick !  Which northern African country is this?  And what’s happening on Nov 25th? (Yes, you are disqualified from playing if you can read Japanese).

It is .. Morocco モロッコ with its capital Rabatラバト and King Muhammed announced that it is moving up its general elections by 10 months to November 25th (to head off any Arab Spring-like uprising).   I love the graphics that NHK World television channel uses for its news, but most of the time it’s a visual puzzle that I have to solve.   It took me awhile to get that it’s Morocco.   The Strait Of Gibraltar separating Europe and Africa by only 7 miles was probably the best clue as to which country it is. 

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