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This travelogue opens in producer Lowell Thomas' study in Pawling, New York and continues its tour through 32 countries. Among the first sites are the Iguassú Falls, Sugar Loaf peak and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Religious footage includes biblical sites in Israel; St. Peter's Cathedral, Rome, Italy; and Buddhist priests. Temple dancing in India, Watusi warrior dancers in Africa and Geisha dancers in Japan are among the traditional ceremonies portrayed in the film. In addition to ancient Greek and Roman ruins, the film includes footage of North American natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls.