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[caption id="attachment_150838" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mystras and Sparta plain © Bgabel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mystras is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sparti, of which it is a municipal unit. Situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta, it served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. T...

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Theme Week Berlin - Hackesche Höfe

Theme Week Berlin - Hackesche Höfe

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International Crisis Group (ICG)

International Crisis Group (ICG)

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The International Crisis Group (ICG; also simply known as the Crisis Group) is a transnational non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1995 that carries out field research on violent conflict and advances policies to prevent, mitigate or resolve conflict. It advocates policies directly with governments, multilateral organisations and other political actors as well as the media. The International Crisis Group gives advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, Eu...

FLIP, the FLoating Instrument Platform

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[caption id="attachment_191717" align="aligncenter" width="590"] in Split © Ivan T./cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MS Insignia is the lead ship of the R class of cruise ships built for Renaissance Cruises. She is now owned by Oceania Cruises as part of its ...

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