BBC Mundo journalist Gabriela Torres holding a clock, standing in front of a clock
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Time Bandits: The countries rebelling against GMT

The Greenwich Meridian line in London is the 'starting point' for time zones across the globe but some countries have rebelled.

Venezuela, Newfoundland, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal and Australia have all rejected the concept of 'universal' time.

Journalists from the BBC Language services across the world have synchronised their watches to explain more.

  • 14 Aug 2015
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