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This map depicts countries that currently operate under a monarchy. Click on the graphic source to view.
Japan
Incoming Empress
Japan's eldest Princess Mako is engaged to marry outside of royalty. Forfeiting her right to remain in the royal family, Princess Mako's marriage raises questions of the future of the monarchy. Japan's monarchy is the oldest in the world but it also does not allow women to reign on the throne. Currently, there are two queens regnant in the world. With an imperial family of 19 members, 14 of whom are female, many are considering revising the exclusively male heir throne tradition. The last time Japan had a female ruler was nearly 250 years ago. 

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Further Reading: NY Times, Daily News, FOX, Metro, Independent
Graphic Source: CNN
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This map from the Institute for the Study of War shows conflicts between various factions in Afghanistan in 2015. Nangarhar is the area with the black dots and features clashes between Taliban and ISIL militants. Click on the graphic source to view.
Afghanistan
Attack in Jalalabad
The first major attack on an Afghan media organization since 2001 occurred on Wednesday in the city of Jalalabad. Four suicide bombers besieged a state TV station and the ensuing three-hour battle with security forces left six dead and four injured. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Jalalabad is the capital of the eastern Nangarhar Province, which was mostly controlled by ISIL's Wilayat Khorasan. Afghan security forces, with support from American security advisers and air power, have been trying to reduce the insurgent's numbers and hold on territory in the region.
 
This map from the Institute for the Study of War shows conflicts between various factions in Afghanistan in 2015. Nangarhar is the area with the black dots and features clashes between Taliban and ISIL militants. Click on the map to expand.
Further Reading: CNN, Al Jazeera, NYTimes, France 24, The Hindu
Graphic Source: Business Insider
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Map depicts voting by region on President Erdogan's referendum. It was a referendum to amend Turkey's constitution and grant the country's presidential office new executive powers. Click on the graphic source to view.
U.S.
Opposing Groups
Protestors were gathered at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. on the same day that Turkish President Erdogan visited President Trump at the White House. During the protest, altercations broke out, nine people were injured, and two arrests were made. Dustin Stenbeck, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department says the fight was between two groups but did not elaborate further. 

Map depicts voting by region on President Erdogan's referendum. It was a referendum to amend Turkey's constitution and grant the country's presidential office new executive powers. Click the map to expand.
Further Reading: BBC, NPR, Washington Post, CNN, Telegraph, NY Times
Graphic Source: Dawn
GeoQuestion
Yesterday's Answer
Q: In which Indian state will you find the world's deepest stepwell?
 
A: Rajasthan

Rajasthan has served as a location for films such as The Fall and The Dark Knight Rises. Being thirteen stories high, the bottom of the well is six degrees cooler than the surface.
 
Today's Question
Q: Annual gatherings of whale sharks occur at this site. In which continent is this UNESCO World Heritage Site located?

Stay tuned for tomorrow's DailyGeo where we reveal the correct answer!
 

 
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