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Photos (11) A Visit to Chengdu's Giant Panda Zoo and Research Center

A conservation program born in Atlanta is impacting zoo officials all over China, helping boost the country's panda population and improve its overall environmental protection. Global Atlanta visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding last year.
Photos (11) Latin Chefs Get Their Knives Together to Help Families in Atlanta

A group of the city’s finest Latino chefs teamed up in a culinary extravaganza at the 3rd Ser Familia’s “Celebrating Our Heritage.” The event took place on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta. Over 200 guests had the opportunity to taste plates created by the featured chefs: Oscar Mendivil, Executive Chef of Tapa Tapa; Julio Delgado, Executive Chef of Chateau Elan; Julio Viera, Executive Chef at the law firm King & Spalding; and Benny Vega, master professor chef at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy, and Mairlba Barreat-Santana. The chefs served a variety of Latin dishes, that included arroz con pollo (rice and chicken, ceviche, tostones (fried green plantains), among others. On top of the great dishes, guests enjoyed outstanding local brews from the Red Hare Brewing Company. The evening raised funds for the programs of Ser Familia.
Photos (10) British Car Fayre Held in Norcross

Classic British cars and motorcycles were on display at the 13th annual British Car Fayre in downtown Norcross.
Photos (25) Panama Canal Celebrates Centennial

Global Atlanta visited the Panama Canal a week before the storied interoceanic waterway prepared for its 100th anniversary celebrations, which will include thousands of customers, guests and dignitaries Aug. 15. A surprising discovery on our trip was the meticulous way the canal's construction has been documented with photos and paintings over the years. During the trip, we happened upon an exhibition focusing on just that.
Photos (10) Miller and Martin Welcomes African Journalists

More than 20 business journalists from across Africa visited Atlanta while in the U.S. for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. During a reception at the law firm of Miller & Martin, they learned about Africa Atlanta 2014 and the city's efforts to become a hub for international arbitration.
Photos (6) 40 Years of Georgia-Japan Ties Celebrated

Forty Yoshino cherry trees were planted at Atlantic Station, one for each year since the Japanese consulate general opened in Atlanta.
Photos (15) GCIV Hosts International Consular Ball

The Georgia Council of International Visitors hosted the consular corps from around the state for its annual gala at the Intercontinental Buckhead hotel.
Photos (8) Students Paint Positive Portrait of Immigration - Literally

In an expression of cultural engagement sponsored by the Institute of Mexico, 50 students joined a Mexican artist to paint a mural praising the benefits of immigration at Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway.
Photos (10) German American Business Outlook in New York

German chambers from around the country, including the Atlanta-based GACC South, gathered at the New York Stock Exchange in December to discuss what 2014 holds. All photos by Jorg Windau, courtesy of GACC South.
Photos (15) Diwali Celebrations at the White House

Viren and Rifka Mayani of Atlanta celebrated the Indian festival of lights with a trip to the White House, where they met First Lady Michelle Obama.