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Posted: Dec 25, 2011 6:30 PM

Updated: Dec 26, 2011 6:31 AM

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La Canada Flintridge, Calif. - kan-YAH'-duh

Anthony LaCalamita -- luh-kal-uh-MEE'-tuh

Debra Lafave -- luh-FAYV'

Emeril Lagasse -- EM'-ur-ul leh-GAH'-see

Laglio -- LAHL'-yoh

Abdullah Lagmani -- ab-DOOL'-uh lahg-MAHN'-ee

Lagos -- LAY'-gohs or LAH'-gohs

Maurice Lagrone -- lah-GROHN'

Emile Lahoud -- ee-MEEL' lah-HOOD'

Andy Laine -- LAY'-nee

Hemant Lakhani -- HEH'-muhnt luh-KAH'-nee

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi -- zah-KEE' oor-rah-MAHN' lahk-VEE'

Lakshmi -- LAHK'-shmee

Guy Laliberte -- gee lah-lee-behr-TAY'

Ovide Lamontagne -- OH'-vihd la-mahn-TAYN'

L'Aquila -- LAH'-kwee-lah

Lashkar-e-Taiba -- LAHSH'-kahr ee TOY'-buh

Las Ramblas -- lahs RAHM'-blahs

Mary Landrieu -- LAN'-droo

Mitch Landrieu -- LAN'-droo

Landstuhl -- LAHND'-shtool

James Langevin -- LAN'-jih-vin

Dave Lapan -- luh-PAN'

Ali Larijani -- lehr-uh-ZHAH'-nee

Lashkar-e-Taiba -- LASH'-kar-ee-TOY'-buh

Latakia -- lah-tah-KEE'-ah

Queen Latifah -- lah-TEE'-fuh

Latifiyah -- lah-TEE'-fee-yuh

Cesar Laurean -- SEH'-sahr LOHR'-ee-uhn

Maria Lauterbach -- LAW'-tur-bahk

Sergey Lavrov -- SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf

Jorge Lazareff -- HOR'-hay

Mike Lazaridis -- laz-ah-REE'-dees

Ed Lazear -- luh-ZEER'

Lee Hoi-chang -- lee hweh-chayng

Annie Le -- lay

LaSalle Leffall -- leh-FAWL'

Mike Leavitt -- LEH'-vit

Lee Hsien Loong -- lee haz-ee-en lahng

Lee Myung-bak -- lee myuhng bahk

Robert Joseph Legendre -- leh-ZHAHN'-dray

Lehman Brothers -- LEE'-muhn

John Lehman -- LAY'-man

Reichen Lehmkuhl -- RY'-kuhn LEHM'-kuhl

Richard Leigh -- lee

Mike Leinbach -- LYN'-bahk

Le Mans -- lu-MAHN'

George LeMieux -- luh-MYOO'

Michael Lemole -- luh-MOHL'

Lennar -- LEN'-ahr

Leola -- lee-OH'-luh

William Levada -- leh-VAY'-duh

Chiara Levin -- kee-AH'-rah LEV'-in

Diana Levine -- luh-VEEN'

Chandra Levy -- SHAHN'-druh LEE'-vee

Robert Levy -- LEE'-vee

Leyte -- LAY'-tay

Lhasa -- LAH'-sah

Daniel Libeskind -- LEE'-behs-kihnd

LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) -- LY'-bor

Liviu Librescu -- LIHV'-yoo lih-BRES'-koo

Stephen Liczbinski -- liz-BIN'-skee

Lien Chan -- LEE'-ehn jan

Likud -- lee-KOOD'

Lima -- LEE'-muh

Rick Linnehan -- LIN'-uh-han

Lithonia -- ly-THOH'-nee-uh

Alexander Litvinenko -- leet-vee-NYEN'-koh

Scott Livengood -- LY'-vehn-gud

Ken Livingstone -- LIHV'-ing-stuhn

Liu Boming -- leeyo bo-mee-ayng

Liu Xiaobo -- lee-OO' show-BOH'

Tzipi Livni -- TSIH'-pee LIHV'-nee

Gaspar Llamazares -- gas-pahr yah-mah-THAHR'-ays

Lindsay Lohan -- LOH'-un

Michael Lopez-Alegria -- ah-leh-GREE'-uh

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador -- ahn-DRAYS' mahn-WEHL' LOH'-pez OH'-brah-dohr

Lorazepam -- lor-AZ'-uh-pam

Jared Loughner -- LAWF'-nur

Demi Lovato -- DEM'-ee luh-VAH'-toh

Laurence Lovette -- luh-VEHT'

Jane Lubchenco -- LOOB'-chihn-koh

Andrei Lugovoi -- AHN'-dray LOO'-goh-voy

Alexander Lukashenko -- loo-kuh-SHENG'-koh

Sidney Lumet -- loo-MEHT'

Sarah Lunde -- LUHN'-dee

Lupit -- loo-PEET'

Valery Lyndin -- vah-LEH'-ree LIN'-din

M

Ma Ying-jeou -- mah yeeng-joh

Maalot -- mah-ah-LOHT'

Wangari Maathai -- wan-GAH'-ree mah-DY'

Lorin Maazel -- mah-ZEL'

Maersk -- mursk

Marcial Maciel -- mahrs-YAHL' mahs-YEL'

Madhya Pradesh -- MUH'-dyuh PRUH'-desh

Bernard Madoff -- MAY'-dawf

Magee -- muh-GEE'

Magen David Adom -- mah-GHEN' dah-VIHD' ah-DOHM'

Sandy Magnus -- MAG'-nus

Abhijit Mahoto -- ah-buh-SHEET' muh-HAH'-toh

Mahawil -- mah-hah-WEEL'

Imam Mahdi -- EE'-mahm MAH'-dee

Ahmed Maher -- AHH'-mehd MAH'-ehr

Mahmoudiya -- mahk-moo-DEE'-ah

Mukhtar Mai -- mook-TAHR my

Majdanek -- my-DAH'-nehk

Deborah Majoras -- mah-JOHR'-us

Alaa Makki -- AH'-lah MEH'-kee

Malaga -- MAL'-uh-guh

Malawi -- mah-LAH'-wee

Maldives -- MAHL'-dyvz

Yuri Malenchenko -- YOOR'-ee mal-ehn-CHEHN'-koh

Ramiele Malubay -- RAY'-me-el mah-LOO'-by

Mamaroneck -- muh-MA'-ruh-nek

Manama -- mah-NAH'-mah

Joe Manchin -- MAN'-chihn

Mandali -- MAHN'-dah-lee

Imran Mandhai -- im-rahn mahn-dy

Manitowoc -- MAN'-ih-toh-wawk

Sergio Marchionne -- SEHR'-jee-oh mahr-kee-OH'-nay

Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz -- KAH'-zhee-myehrsh mahr-cheen-KAY'-vihch

Zachariah Marcyniuk -- MAHR'-seh-nihk

Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky -- mahr-GOH'-leez mehz-VIHN'-skee

Joseph Margulies -- mahr-GOO'-lee-ez

Mengistu Haile Mariam -- mehn-JEE'-stoo HY'-lee mahr-ee'-am

Harry Markopolos -- mahr-KAHP'-uh-luhs

Mirjana Markovic -- meer-ee-YAH'-nah mahr-KOH'-vich

Diarmuid Martin -- DER'-muhd

Marjayoun -- mar-zheye-OON'

Mas Selamat Kastari -- mahs sel-AH-maht KAHS'-tahr-ee

Khaled Mashaal -- HAH'-led MAH'-shahl

Aslan Maskhadov -- AS'-lahn mahs-HA'-dahv

Ben Massar -- muh-SAHR'

Rick Mastracchio -- muh-STRAHK'-ee-oh

Mattawamkeag -- mat-ah-WAHM-keg

Keith Matthew Maupin -- MAW'-pin

Jaime Maya Duran -- HY'-may MY'-uh dur-AHN'

Roger Maynulet -- MAN'-yoo-leht

Mazar-i-Sharif -- mu-ZAHR'-eh-sheh-REEF'

Thabo Mbeki -- TAH'-boh um-BEH'-kee

McAfee -- MAK'-uh-fee

James McAvoy -- MAK'-uh-voy

Patrick McGagh -- mik-GAH'

Dina Matos McGreevey -- DEE'-nuh MAY'-tohs mihk-GREE'-vee

Jeanice McMillan -- juh-NEES'

Evan Mecham -- MEE'-kuhm

Medellin -- meh-deh-YEEN'

Javier Suarez Medina -- HAH'-vi-er SWAHR'-es muh-DEE'-nuh

Adis Medunjanin -- ah-DEES' may-DOON'-yah-neen

Dmitry Medvedev -- dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-dyev

Mefloquine -- MEHF'-luh-kwyn

Megawati Sukarnoputri -- meh-gah-WAH'-tee soo-kahr-noh-POOT'-rih

Megi -- meh-GEE'

Thia Megia -- THEE'-uh muh-GEE'-uh

Ahmed Mehalba -- AH'-med meh-HAHL'-bah

Tarek Mehanna -- TEH'-rehk meh-HAH'-nah

Detlev Mehlis -- DET'-lev MEL'-ihs

Anwar Mehmood -- an-WEHR' mah-MOOD'

Johannes Mehserle -- yoh-HAH'-nes MEZ'-ur-lee

Baitullah Mehsud -- BEH'-tuh-luh mah-SOOD'

Zeljko Mejakic -- ZHEHL'-koh meh-YAH'-kich

Camilo Mejia -- kah-MEE'-loh meh-HEE'-ah

Hipolito Mejia -- ee-POH'-lee-toh me-HEE'-yah

Meijer -- MY'-ur

Mei Lan -- may lahn

Armin Meiwes -- AHR'-meen MY'-vays

Fayssal Mekdad -- FY'-suhl MEHK'-dahd

Charles Melancon -- mel-ahn-SOHN'

Mena -- MEE'-nuh

Kristian Menchaca -- men-CHAH'-kah

Larry Mendte -- MEN'-tee

Jean Charles de Menezes -- zheh-AHN' SHAR'-lehs deh meh-NEH'-zehs

Menominee River -- meh-NAH'-mih-nee

Mentawai - mehn-TAH'-wy

Idina Menzel -- ih-DEE'-nah mehn-ZEHL'

Meramec River -- MEHR'-uh-mehk

Mount Merapi -- meh-RAH'-pee

Ismail Merchant -- ISH'-mayl

Anthony Mercieca -- mur-see-AY'-kuh

Paul Merhige -- MAYR'-ihj

Angela Merkel -- AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl

Johannes Mehserle -- yoh-HAH'-nes MEZ'-ur-lee

Khaled Meshaal -- MAH'-shahl

Stipe Mesic -- STEE'-pay MEH'-sich

Jean-Marie Messier -- zhan mah-REE' MEH'-see-ay

Methuen -- mih-THOO'-uhn

Kweisi Mfume -- kwah-EE'-see oom-FOO'-may

Joseph Micale -- mi-KAYL'

Michael Michaud -- MEE'-show

Roberto Micheletti -- mee-cheh-LEH'-tee

Harriet Miers -- MY'-urz

Mijailo Mijailovic -- mee-EYE'-loh mee-EYE'-luh-vich

Milan, Michigan -- MY'-lehn

Alexander Milinkevich -- mee-leen-KAY'-veech

Bart Millard -- mil-AHRD'

Slobodan Milosevic -- sloh-BOH'-dahn mee-LOH'-shuh-vich

Richard Milstein -- MIL'-steen

Milan Milutinovic -- mee-LAHN' mee-loo-TIN'-oh-vik

Anthony Minghella -- AN'-tuh-nee min-GEHL'-lah

Minke whale -- MING'-kee

John Mittleider -- MIHT'-ly-dur

Amram Mitzna --AHM'rahm MITS'-nah

Walter Mixa -- MIHK'-sah

Miyagi -- mee-YAH'-gee

Ole Mjoes -- OO'-leh MYEHS

Ratko Mladic -- RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich

Moab -- MOH'-ab

Shaul Mofaz -- shah-OOL' moh-FAHZ'

Khalfan Khamis Mohamed -- KAHL'-fahn KAH'-mis moh-HAH'-med

Mahathir Mohamed -- muh-HAH'-thihr moh-HAH'-med

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed -- HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med

Ramzi Mohammed -- RAHM'-zee moh-HAH'-mehd

Monmouth -- MAHN'-muth

Hossein Ali Montazeri -- hoh-SAYN ah-LEE' mon-tah-zeh-REE'

Vladimiro Montesinos -- mon-tay-SEE'-nohs

Monticello, Minnesota -- mahn-tih-SEL'-oh

Evo Morales -- EH'-voh mohr-AHL'-ays

Mossad -- moh-SAHD'

Mosul -- MOH'-sul

Luc Montagnier -- mohn-tahn-YAY

Geoff Morrell -- moh-REHL'

Ennio Morricone -- EHN'-yoh mor-ee-KOHN'-eh

Robert Mosbacher -- MAHS'-bah-kur

Mounir el Motassadeq -- moo-NEER' el moh-tah-SAH'-dek

Manouchehr Mottaki -- mah-noo-CHAYR' moh-tah-KEE'

Mir Hossein Mousavi -- meer hoh-SAYN' moo-SAH'-vee

Amr Moussa -- AH'-mer MOO'-sah

Zacarias Moussaoui -- zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee

Imad Moustapha -- ih-mahd moo-STAH'-fuh

MRSA -- MUR'-suh

Marwan Muasher -- mahr-WAHN moo-AH-shur

Hosni Mubarak -- HOHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk

Robert Mueller -- MUHL'-ur

Robert Mugabe -- moo-GAH'-bay

Imad Mughniyeh -- ee-MAHD' MOOG'-nee-yuh Larry Mugrage -- MUH'-grij

Mujahedeen -- moo-jah-hih-DEEN'

Mujahedeen Khalq -- moo-jah-hih-DEEN' kahlk

Michael Mukasey -- myoo-KAY'-zee

Mukwonago -- muh-KWAHN'-uh-goh

Alan Mulally -- muh-LAHL'-lee

Mumbai -- MOOM'-by Mohammad Munaf -- moh-HAHM'-ed MUN'-af

Edvard Munch -- AYD'-vart MOONGK

Frankie Muniz -- MYOO'-nihz Cristian Mungiu -- moon-joo

Lachlan Murdoch -- LAHK'-lahn MUR'-dahk

Timothy Muris -- MYOOR'-ihs

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse -- AHB'-dih-wah-lee AHB'-dih-kah-dir moo-SAY'

Pervez Musharraf -- pur-VEHZ' moo-SHAH'-ruhv

Nacer Mustafa -- NAH'-sur moo-STAH'-fah

Amir Khan Muttaqui -- mew-TAH'-kee

Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil -- wah-KEEL' ah-MED' mut-uh-wah-KIHL'

Levy Mwanawasa -- LEH-vee wah-nah-WAH-sah Myanmar -- mee-an-MAWR'

Abdelghani Mzoudi -- ahb-del-GAH'-nee muh-SOOD'-ee

N

Naalin -- nah-LEEN'

Nabatiyeh -- nah-bah-TEE'-yuh

Nabilone -- NAB'-ih-lohn

Joseph Nacchio -- NAH'-chee-oh

Javid Naghani -- jah-VEED' neh-GAH'-nee

Ray Nagin -- NAY'-gin

Nahariya -- nah-hah-REE'-yuh

David Nahmias -- NAH'-mee-uhs

Ali Naimi -- NAH'-mee

Najaf -- NAH'-jahf

Nalchik -- NAHL'-chik

Namdaemun -- NAHM'-day-moon

Janet Napolitano -- neh-pahl-ih-TAN'-oh

Nappanee -- NA'-puh-nee

Nasiriyah -- nah-sih-REE'-uh

Hassan Nasrallah -- HAS'-ahn NAS'-ruh-lah

Nauru -- NAH'-roo

Emilio Navaira -- nah-VY'-rah

Prince Nayef -- NY'-ehf

Ahmed Nazief -- AHKH'-med ah-ZEEF'

Ido Nehustan -- ee-DOH' neh-HOHS'-tarn

Neosho -- nee-OH'-shoh

Paolo Nespoli -- NES'-poh-lee

Benjamin Netanyahu -- neh-ten-YAH'-hoo

Randy Neugebauer -- NAW'-guh-bow-er

Neve Dekalim -- neh-VEH' deh-kah-LEEM'

Thandie Newton -- TAN'-dee

Ne-Yo -- NEE'-yoh

Tan Nguyen -- WIN

Nias -- nee-AHS'

Pete Nickolenko -- nih-koh-LEHN'-koh

Lisa Niemi -- NEE'-mee

Michael Niemira -- nuh-MY'-rah

Mike Nifong -- NY'-fawng

Niger -- nee-ZHEHR'

Imad Nimer -- NEE'-mer

El Nino -- el NEEN'-yoh

Laurent Nkunda -- luh-RAWN' un-KOON'-duh

Rinaldo Nocentini -- noh-chen-TEE'-nee

Tom Noe -- NOH'-ee

Soichi Noguchi -- soh-EE'-chee noh-GOO'-chee

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi -- oh-la-JIH'-day oh-luh-wah-SHEH'-oon noh-EE'-bee

Philippe Noiret -- nwah-RAY'

Elin Nordegren -- EE'-lihn NOHRD'-grihn

Manuel Noriega -- nor-ee-AY'-guh

Ayman Nour -- EYE'-muhn noor

Krist Novoselic -- noh-voh-SEL'-ik

Novosibirsk -- noh-vuh-sih-BEERSK'

Nowruz -- noh-ROOZ'

Nuestro Himno -- NWAY'-stroh EEM'-noh Robert Nunes -- noonz

Amrozi bin Nurhasyim -- am-ROH'-zee bihn noor-hah-SEEM'

Yusuf Nuristani -- YOO'-sihf noo-ruh-STAH'-nee

Nursultan Nazarbayev -- nur-sul-TAHN' nah-sahr-BAH'-yev

Sari Nusseibeh -- noo-SAY'-buh

Julius Nyerere -- ny-REHR'-ee

O

Oaxaca -- wuh-HAH'-kah

Thoraya Obaid -- thohr-EYE'-uh oh-BAYD'

Olusegun Obasanjo -- oh-LOO'-see-gun oh-BAH'-sahn-joh

Mahdi Shukur Obeidi -- MAH'-dee shuh-KOOR' oh-BAY'-dee

Rupinder Oberoi -- roo-PIN'-dur OH'-bur-roy

Jim Oberweis -- OH'-ber-wys

Abdullah Ocalan -- ab-DOOL'-uh OH'-juh-lahn

Ochlockonee River -- oh-KLAHK'-nee

Ocoee -- oh-KOH'-ee

Ocracoke Island -- OHK'-ruh-kohk

Stephenie Ochsenbine -- OH'-shun-byn

Mohamed Sadeek Odeh -- sah-DEEK' oh-DAY'

Ray Odierno -- oh-dee-EHR'-noh

Peter Odighizuwa -- ah-dig-uh-ZOO'-wuh

Raila Odinga -- RY'-luh oh-DING'-uh

Dan Odom -- OH'-dum

Oglala -- ahg-LAH'-luh

Ogunquit -- oh-GUHNG'-kwit

Ojai -- OH'-hy

Dragoljub Ojdanic -- DRAH'-goh-loob oy-DAHN'-ich

Okcular -- AWK'-choo-lahr

Oktibbeha County -- ahk-TIH'-bee-hah

Hakeem Olajuwon -- ah-KEEM' ah-LAH'-zhoo-wahn

Danny Olivas -- oh-LEE'-vus

Ehud Olmert -- EH'-hood OHL'-murt

Oman -- OH'-mahn

Mullah Mohammed Omar -- MOO'-lah moh-HAHM'-ed oh-MAHR'

Shawqi Omar -- SHAW'-kee OH'-mahr

Esam Omeish -- oh-MEESH'

Onondaga County -- ahn-uhn-DAH'-gah

Yuri Onufrienko -- oh-noo-free-ENH'-koh

Zeituni Onyango -- zay-TUH'-nee awn-YAHN'-goh

Orakzai -- OR'-ehk-zy

Orion Township -- OHR'-ee-uhnPeter Orszag -- OHR'-zag

Valerie Oskin -- OH'-skin

Hussain Osman -- hoo-SAYN' AHZ'-muhn

Thomas Osowik -- AH'-suh-wihk

Ossetia -- oh-SET'-yuh

Susanne Osthoff -- AH'-stahf

Alassane Ouattara -- ah-lah-SAHN' WAH'-tah-rah

Owatonna -- oh-wuh-TAHN'-uh

P

Manny Pacquiao -- PAK'-ee-ow

Padang -- PAH'-dahng

Jose Padilla -- hoh-ZAY' puh-DEE'-uh

Juan Pio Paiva -- hwahn PEE'-oh pah-EE'-vuh

Rolandas Paksas -- roh-LAHN'-dahs PAHK'-sahs

Paktia -- pahk-TEE'-ah

Alan Pakula -- pa-KOO'-luh

Ana Palacio -- AH'-nuh puh-LAH'-see-oh

Sarah Palin -- PAY'-lin

Yigal Palmor -- YEE'-gahl pahl-MOHR'

Palomar Mountain -- PAHL'-oh-mahr

Orhan Pamuk -- OR'-hahn PAH'-muk

Hayden Panettiere -- pan-uh-tee-EHR'

Pangandaran -- pang-ahn-dah-RAHNG'

Lucas Papademos -- OOH'-kahs pah-pah-DEH'-mohs

George Papandreou -- pah-pahn-DRAY'-oh

Papua province - PAH'-poo-wuh

Uzair Paracha -- oo-ZAYR' puh-RAH'-chuh

Scott Parazynski -- pehr-uh-ZIN'-skee

Huzaifa Parhat -- hoo-ZY'-fah PAHR'-haht

BNP Paribas -- PEHR'-ih-buhs

Annise Parker -- an-EES'

Passaic -- puh-SAY'-ihk

George Pataki -- puh-TAK'-kee

Sharan Patil -- SHAHR'-en puh-TIL'

Pratibha Patil -- PRUH'-tee-bah puh-TIHL'

Deval Patrick -- deh-VAL'

Paso Robles -- PAS'-uh ROH'-bulz

Nicole Paultre -- PAWL'-tray

Patriarch Pavle -- PAHV'-leh

Laguerre Payen -- lah-GAYR' PAY'-en

Julie Payette -- py-EHT'

Janos Pasztor -- YAH'- nosh PAZ'-tor

Marwyn Peaster -- PEE'-stuhr

Nasim Pedrad -- nah-SEEM' peh-DRAHD'

Harvey Pekar -- PEE'-kahr

Nancy Pelosi -- puh-LOH'-see

Richard Pena -- PEEN'-yah

Suzie Pena -- PAYN'-yah

Pengxi -- puhng-SHEE'

Peramivir -- pur-AM'-uh-veer

Shimon Peres -- shee-MOHN' PEHR'-ehs

Amir Peretz -- ah-MEER' PEHR'-etz

Felipe Perez Roque -- feh-LEE'-pay PEH'-rehz ROH'-kay

Perrigo -- PEHR'-ih-goh

Goeran Persson -- YOH'-rahn PEHR'-suhn

Peshawar -- puh-SHAH'-wuhr

Don Pettit -- PET'-it

David Petraeus -- peh-TRAY'-uhs

Daniel Petrocelli -- pet-roh-CHEL'-ee

Mariana Pfaelzer -- FEHL'-zur

Michael Pfleger -- FLAY'-gur

Ryan Phillippe -- FIH'-lih-pee

Philippi -- FIL'-ih-pee

Kyra Phillips -- KEER'-uh

Phosgene -- FAHZ'-jeen

Picaridin -- pih-KAHR'-ih-din

Navi Pillay -- NAH'-vee PEE'-leye

Sebastian Pinera -- peen-YEH'-rah

Augusto Pinochet -- pee-noh-CHET'

Pinole -- puh-NOHL'

Heide Piper -- HY'-dee PY'-pur

Jeanine Pirro -- juh-NEEN' PEER'-oh

Christopher Pissarides -- pihs-ah-REE'-dees

John Pistole -- PIH'-stohl

Jaime Placencia -- HY'-mee plah-SIN'-see-yah

Valerie Plame -- playm

Bernard Planche -- plahnsh

Plaquemines Parish -- PLAK'-uh-minz

Biljana Plavsic -- BIHL'-yah-nah PLAHV'-shich

David Plouffe -- pluhf

Raymond Plouhar -- PLOO'-hahr

Stephen Poaches -- poh-SHAY'

Pocosin -- puh-KOH'-sin

James Polehinke -- pohl-HING'-kee

Anna Politkovskaya -- poh-lit-kohv-SKAH'-yuh

Lake Ponchartrain -- PAHN'-chuh-trayn

Arisman Pongruangrong -- A'-rihz-mahn PAWNG'-groo-ehn-rawn

Richard Poplawski -- pahp-LAW'-skee

Port-au-Prince -- port-oh-PRIHNS'

G. Thomas Porteous -- POR'-tee-us

Port Hueneme -- wy-NEE'-mee

Luis Posada Carriles -- loo-EES' poh-SAH'-dah kah-REE'-lays

Poti -- PAH'-tee

Haleigh Poutre -- HAY'-lee POOT'-ruh

Poway -- POW'-ay

Pozarevac -- POH'-zhuh-ray-vahts

Chip Prather -- PRAY'-thur

Carrie Prejean -- pray-ZHAHN'

Presumpscot -- preh-ZUMP'-skaht

Rene Preval -- reh-NAY' preh-VAHL'

Reince Priebus -- ryns PREE'-bus

Yevgeny Primakov -- yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-mah-kawf

Salvatore Princiotta -- SAL'-vuh-tohr prin-see-AH'-tuh

Pristina -- PREE'-shtee-nah

Romano Prodi -- roh-MAH'-noh PROH'-dee

Bill Proenza -- proh-EN'-zah

Jan Pronk -- yahn prahnk

Propofol -- PROH'-puh-fahl

Puerto Vallarta -- PWEHR'-toh vah-YAHR'-tah

Puig quintuplets -- POOSH

Pulte Homes -- PUL'-tee

Vladimir Putin -- POO'-tihn

Pyeongchang -- PYUHNG'-chahng

Pyongyang -- pyuhng-yahng

Q

Abdul Qadir -- kah-DEER'

Qaim -- KYM

Ali Shalal Qaissi --ah-LEE' shuh-LAHL' KEYE'-see

Qalqiliya -- kahl-KEEL'-yuh

Qana -- KAH'-nah

Entifadh Qanbar -- EHN'-tee-fahd KAHN'-bar

Yunus Qanooni -- YOO'-nuhs kah-NOO'-nee

Qatar -- GUH'-tur

Qingdao -- king-DOW'

Qom -- KOHM

Hassan Kazemi Qomi -- HAH'-sahn KAH'-zi-mee KOH'-mee

Evi Quaid -- EH'-vee

Quantico -- KWAHN'-tih-koh

Frank Quattrone -- kwah-TROHN'

Quds -- kuhdz Quetta -- KWEH'-tuh Quezon City -- KAY'-zahn

Quinnipiac -- KWIN'-ih-pee-ak

Bruce Quintelir -- kwin-teh-LEER'

Robert Quiroz -- keer-OHS'

Quran -- ku-RAHN'

Ahmed Qureia -- AHK'-mehd kuh-RAY'-uh

Shah Mahmood Qureshi -- MAH'-mood keh-REHSH'-ee

R

Burhanuddin Rabbani -- boor-HAHN'-uh-deen ruh-BAH'-nee

Yasser Abed Rabbo -- YAH'-ser AH'-bed RA'-boh

Yitzhak Rabin -- YIT'-sahk rah-BEEN'

Ivica Racan -- EE'-vih-chah RAH'-chihn

Amy Radin -- RAY'-dihn

John Raese -- RAY'-see

Rafah -- RAH'-fah

Jean-Pierre Raffarin -- zhohn-pee-ehr raw-fuh-REH'

Hashemi Rafsanjani -- hah-SHEH'-mee rahf-sahn-JAHN'-ee

Nick Rahall -- RAY'-hahl

Paulos Faraj Rahho -- POW'-loh fah-RAHJ' rah-HOO'

Abdul Rahman -- ahb-DOOL' RAHK'-mahn

Matiur Rahman -- MAH'-tee-ayr RAH'-mahn

Mount Rainier -- ray-NEER'

Prince Rainier -- ren-YAY'

Raj Rajaratnam -- rah-juh-RUHT'-nuhm

Jabril Rajoub -- jahb-REEL' rah-JOOB'

Ramadan -- RAH'-mah-dahn

Ramadi -- rah-MAH'-dee

Ramallah -- rah-MAHL'-ah

Ramapo -- RAM'-uh-poh

Ramstein Air Base -- RAHM'-shtyn

Bill Rancic -- RAN'-sik

Abdel Aziz Rantisi -- AHB'-duhl ah-ZEEZ' rahn-TEE'-see

Ras Lanouf -- rahs lah-NOOF'

Anders Fogh Rasmussen -- AHN'-derz FOHG RAHS'-moo-sihn

Lars Loekke Rasmussen -- lahrs LEHK'-ee RAS'-muh-sen

Ratatouille -- rat-uh-TOO'-ee

Christopher Ratte -- RA'-tuh

Feisal Abdul Rauf -- rah-OOF'

Rawalpindi -- rah-wuhl-PIN'-dee

Nabil Abu Rdeneh -- nuh-BEEL' AH'-boo ruh-DIH'-nay

Bill Readdy -- REE'-dee

Mount Redoubt -- REE' dowt

Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman -- muh-law-nuh fuhz-LOOR' VEH'-mahn

Olli Rehn -- AW'-lee rehn

Bryan Reichel -- RY'-kuhl Hans Reiser -- hahnz REYE'-zur

Garrett Reisman -- REES'-man

Thomas Reiter -- toh-MAHS' RY'-ter

Victor Renuart -- REN'-yoo-ahrt

Angel Maturino Resendiz -- ahn-HEHL' mah-tyoo-REE'-noh reh-SEN'-deez

Ahmed Ressam -- AH'-med res-AHM'

Sylvestre Reyes -- sil-VEHS'-tree RAY'-uhs

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar -- REH'-zah tah-ur-eh-ZAHR'

Mohsen Rezaei MUH'-sihn rez'a-EE

Rhein-Main -- ryn-myn

Angela, Richard Ricci -- REE'-see

Frank Ricci -- RIH'-chee

Tom Riccio -- REE'-shee-oh

Paul Rieckhoff -- RY'-kawf

Riegelwood -- REE'-gul-wud

Riga -- REE'-guh

Rimantadine -- rih-MAN'-tah-deen

Rimonabant -- rih-MOH'-nuh-bant

Richard Riordan -- REER'-den

Jim Risch -- rish

Riyadh -- rih-YAHD'

Alain Robert -- al-AN' roh-BEHR'

Jacques Robidoux -- ROH'-bih-doh

James Roche -- rohch

John Roche -- rohsh

Rodanthe -- roh-DAN'-thee

Scott Roeder -- ROH'-dur

Bill Roehl -- rayl

Timothy Roemer -- ROH'-mur

Jacques Rogge -- zhahk ROH'-geh

Roh Moo-hyun -- noh moo-hyuhn

David Rohde -- rohd

Danny Rolling -- RAHL'-ing

Rebecca Romijn -- roh-MAYN'

Josh Romanow -- ROH'-muh-now

Zhu Rongji -- joo wrang jee

Saoirse Ronin -- SUR'-shuh

Anton Rop -- AN'-tawn rohp

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen -- ih-lay-AH'-nah rahs LAY'-tih-nehn

Mark Rosenker -- ROH'-zen-kur

Admiral Gary Roughead -- RUF'-hehd

John Rowland -- ROH'-lund

J.K. Rowling -- ROHL'-ing

Dan Ruefly -- ROO'-fly

Kathy Ruemmler -- RUHM'-lur

Ibrahim Rugova -- IHB'-rah-heem roo-GOH'-vah

Jeffrey Runge -- RUHN'-gee (hard "g'')

Marla Ruzicka -- roo-ZEE'-kah

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