Are window shades required by regulation to be open for takeoff and landing?

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Are airlines required to provide language of destination flight attendants, and must airlines perform the safety demonstration in English and the local language?

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Most airlines have cabin lights turned off or on the lowest setting before takeoff and landing at night. Is this a regulation or a best practice? 

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Must armrests in exit seats must be fixed, or is it up to the operator to decide whether the armrests can be of the movable type?

In all my travels on airlines around the world, I’ve yet to see an exit seat with movable armrests. I’m not 100% sure if there is a regulation that requires it, however from a functional standpoint, all exit seat armrests are fixed because they contain the tray used by a passenger seated there. 

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Why is it so important for all crewmembers, flight attendants and pilots, to adapt their vision to outside conditions for takeoff and landing, particularly at night?

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