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Featured Article: Khalsa

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Khalsa (literally "Pure") refers to the collective body of all baptized Sikhs. The Khalsa was originally established as a military order of "saint-soldiers" on April 13, 1699, by Guru Gobind Singh, Sikhism's tenth Guru. Guru Gobind Singh introduced the obligatory Five Ks for the Amritdhari as visible symbols of the Khalsa to clearly display their commitment. Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa to inspire the Sikh community in the face of oppression and persecution. Inductees of the Khalsa were expected to have the courage, will and the strength to fight oppression (symbolized by the sword).

Popular Article: Galapagos Islands

View from Bartolomé Island, Galápagos Islands
The Galápagos Islands (Spanish names: Islas de Colónumio or Islas Galápagos, from galápago, "saddle"- after the shells of saddlebacked Galápagos tortoises) are an archipelago made up of 13 main volcanic islands, six smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets. The oldest island is thought to have formed between five and ten million years ago, a result of tectonic activity. The youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina, are still being formed. The Galápagos archipelago is part of Ecuador, a country in northwestern South America that claimed it in 1832.