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Re: Osama or Usama?

On 9 Oct 2001 at 1:04, Larry Weil wrote:

> And I find it odd that media outlets tend to use the name of the 
> capital city to mean, in effect, the country.  When the US govt. does
> something, it is reported as Washington did whatever.  Not really correct,
> the city govt. had no part in it.

This is not just the media.  I remember that during the U.N. Security Council sessions around the 
Six-Day War, the Soviet delegate repeatedly referred to Israel as "Tel Aviv."  Many countries 
have their embassies there because they don't officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of 

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