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Most people think the pizzas they know and love – four cheese, pepperoni – were invented in Italy. But they were actually developed by Italian immigrants in the United
States, and then exported back to Italy. Syracuse University
anthropologist Agehananda Bharati calls this the “pizza effect.” Here are some other examples of when
elements of a nation’s culture  developed elsewhere and were then reimported:

  • Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade was invented for the James Bond film Spectre and then adopted by the city.
  • American blues music influenced English musicians in the 1960s, who then exported blues-rock to the United States.
  • Adapted from India’s chicken tikka, chicken tikka masala became one
    of the most popular dishes in Britain before being re-exported to India.
  • Yoga became popular in India after its adoption in the West.
  • Salsa music originated largely among Cuban and Puerto Rican
    immigrants to New York in the 1920s and then spread throughout the
  • Teppanyaki, the Japanese style of cooking on an iron griddle, grew to prominence in America in “Japanese steakhouses.”

Citizen in Downtown Havana, 1933. Photographed by Walker Evans.

Cheap gambling casino in Havana, Cuba, 1958. Photographed by Francis Miller.

Boys playing instruments on street, Cuba, circa 1933.

Lighthouse, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1938.

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42 amazing pics that capture everyday life of Cuba in 1981.

October 14, 1962 U-2 reconnaissance photograph of Cuba, showing Soviet nuclear missiles, their transports and tents for fueling and maintenance.

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Singer and dancer Lina Salomé in Havana, Cuba, 1956

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Everyday life of Cuba in 1933 taken by Fay S. Lincoln.

Visitors to the boneyard at Colon Cemetery in Havana, Cuba ca. 1899

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