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A third to a half of America’s Christians have changed denominations in their lives. [Prospect, p 53] By law, every child in Belgium must take harmonica lessons. [Observer Music Monthly, 16th November 2003] Only 9 per cent of South Africans speak English as a first language, and only 22 per cent understand it at the level used in parliament. [New Statesman, 27th October 2003] There are now twice as many Israeli settlers in the occupied territories (4 per cent of the population) as there are Israelis living on kibbutzim (2 per cent). [Los Angeles Times, 30th November 2003] 82 per…

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