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Canada Rules World

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When it comes to knowing about the world, Canada reigns supreme.

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Team Canada claimed gold today at the National Geographic World Championship, held at the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City.

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Team U.S.A. came in second and took silver …

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…while Poland, which lagged the United States by just a single point, earned bronze medals with a third-place finish.

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All the competitors were among the top few contenders in national geographic bees held in each of their countries. They weathered preliminary competition with students representing more than a dozen other nations earlier this week to vie for top honors in today’s final match.

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U.S. television quiz show Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderated the finals, as he has the United Stated finals at Nat Geo headquarters for many years.

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Learn more about the World Championship on NatGeo News Watch!

Photographs by Tyrone Turner