The Nile River, considered the longest river in the world, is approximately 4,258 miles (6,853 kilometers) long, but its exact length is a matter of debate. Flowing northward through the tropical climate of eastern Africa and into the Mediterranean Sea, the river passes through 11 countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
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Images Bring the Refugee Crisis to Life
The number of refugees around the world has reached an all-time high, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). By the end of 2014, nearly 60 million people had fled their homes due to violence and persecution.