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Can you name the capitals by a paragraph of their entries on Wikipedia?

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The city of [CAPITAL] was founded by John Clarkson in 1792, as a land for freed African American slaves.
[CAPITAL] was named after the unique temple Kasthamandap. In Sanskrit, Kastha (काष्ठ) means 'wood' and Mandap (मंडप/मण्डप) means 'covered shelter'.
In February and March 2011, [CAPITAL] witnessed intense anti-government protests and violent government responses resulting in hundreds killed and wounded.
Along with Washington, D.C., it is one of two national capitals to be named after a U.S. President.
The city was founded by Saint Marinus and several Christian refugees in the year 301. From then on the city became a center of Christian refugees who fled from Roman persecution.
[CAPITAL] (and sometimes Aiwo) is usually listed as the capital of [COUNTRY] though this is incorrect; the republic does not have cities or an official capital.
[CAPITAL] is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became [COUNTRY]'s capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos.
The city was attacked in 1976 by the Polisario Front, as part of the Western Sahara independence movement.
By 1942, [CAPITAL] had become a major centre of the Soviet partisan resistance movement in the German-Soviet War. For this role, [CAPITAL] was awarded the title Hero City in 1974.
Before independence, [CAPITAL] was a 'Russified' city, the majority of its population being ethnic Russians. In 2004, Russians made up approximately 20% of the city's population.
Since the complete division of [CAPITAL] following the Turkish Invasion in 1974, the [CAPITAL] Turkish Municipality has become the de facto local authority of northern [CAPITAL].
The demography of [CAPITAL] is unusual in that the majority of residents are expatriates, with [COUNTRY] nationals forming a minority.
[CAPITAL] is at the south-western tip of the North Island on Cook Strait, the passage that separates the North and South Islands.
The [CAPITAL] town plan, like its architecture, was chosen with one single chief consideration: to be a symbol of British power and supremacy.
[COUNTRY] and its capital, are reported to both have among the highest per capita murder rates in the world. Most murders and other violent crimes go unsolved.
[CAPITAL]'s urban transport is dependent upon the five 'ring roads' that surround the city, with the Forbidden City area marked as the geographical center for the rings.
In contemporary times the city has often faced severe infrastructural damage, most recently due to the American-led foreign occupation in March 2003, and sectarian violence.
[CAPITAL] has featured as an important location in several movies, including the Beatles film Help! and the James Bond films Thunderball, Never Say Never Again, and Casino Royale.
The town, located along the Rhine, has about 5,100 inhabitants (as of 2009), most of whom are Roman Catholic.
It is famous as the location of the greatest works of James Joyce, including Ulysses, which is set in [CAPITAL] and full of topical detail.
According to Forbes 2011, [CAPITAL] has the largest community of billionaires in the world. [CAPITAL] is the northernmost megacity on Earth.

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