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Diest in Flemish Brabant

Diest in Flemish Brabant

[caption id="attachment_160733" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square © Bescha[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Diest is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. Situated in the northeast of the Hageland region, Diest neighbours the provinces of Antwerp to its North, and Limburg to the East and is situated around 60km from Brussels. The municipality comprises the city of Diest proper and the towns of Deurne, Kaggevinne, Molenstede, Schaffen and Webbekom. Diest had a total population of 23,15...

Times Square, the Crossroads of the World, in Midtown Manhattan

Times Square, the Crossroads of the World, in Midtown Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_165627" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Terabass/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", "the he...

Brainport Eindhoven

Brainport Eindhoven

[caption id="attachment_160420" align="aligncenter" width="590"] PiazzaBlob Eindhoven © Curt Woyte[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eindhoven is a municipality and a city located in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams. The Gender was dammed off short of the city centre in the 1950s, but the Dommel still runs through the city. The city counts 213,809 inhabitants (1 January 2010), which makes it the fifth-largest city of the Netherlands and the bigg...

America's Cup

America's Cup

[caption id="attachment_153693" align="aligncenter" width="590"] German Sailing Grand Prix 2006 - Team Shosholoza, United Internet Team Germany, BMW Oracle Racing © VollwertBIT[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The America’s Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club who is the current holder of the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club which is challenging for the cup. The Ameri...

Ice hockey

Ice hockey

[caption id="attachment_166637" align="aligncenter" width="590"] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for ceremonial puck drop with U.S. Olympians Blake Wheeler and John Carlson © U.S. Department of State[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. Ice hockey teams usually consist of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up an...

Xanten on the Lower Rhine

Xanten on the Lower Rhine

[caption id="attachment_161066" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mitteltor (Middle Gate) © Frank Vincentz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Xanten is a historic town in North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the district of Wesel. Xanten is the only German town whose name begins with X. Xanten is known for the Archaeological Park or archaeological open air museum (one of the largest in the world), its medieval picturesque city centre with Xanten Cathedral and many museums, its large man-made lake for various watersport activities a...

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