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The Arab League

The Arab League

[caption id="attachment_25375" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © HCPUNXKID/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Southwest Asia. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members. Currently, the League has 22 members, although Syria's participation has been suspended since November 2011 as a consequence of government repression during the ongoing uprising and civil war. The League's main goal is to "draw clo...

Theme Week Lorraine

Theme Week Lorraine

[caption id="attachment_152238" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Quiche Lorraine © Arnaud 25/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lorraine (German: Lothringen) is a cultural and historical region in north-eastern France. From 1982 until January 2016, Lorraine was an administrative region of France, when it became part of the new region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine. Lorraine's name stems from the medieval kingdom of Lotharingia, which in turn was named for either Emperor Lothair I or King Lothair II. It became later the D...

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_151447" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © David R. Tribble/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina, consisting of 60+ miles along an essentially uninterrupted arc of beach land. Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in the United States because of the city's warm...

Theme Week Ulster - Letterkenny

Theme Week Ulster - Letterkenny

[caption id="attachment_153138" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Oatfield Sweet Factory © geograph.org.uk - louise price/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Letterkenny (Irish: Leitir Ceanainn) is the largest and most populous town in County Donegal. Its English name is derived from the Irish name Leitir Ceanainn, meaning "Hillside of the O'Cannons" – the O'Cannons being the last of the ancient chieftains of Tír Conaill. With a population of 20,000, Letterkenny is located on the River Swilly in east Donegal. Letterkenny, ...

The Empire State Building in Manhattan

The Empire State Building in Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_151691" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Entrance hall © Norbert Nagel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 4...

The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso on Cuba

The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso on Cuba

[caption id="attachment_161382" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Susanne Bollinger/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (English: "Great Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso") is located in the Paseo del Prado in Havana. It is located in a building known as the Galician Centre of Havana, constructed to serve as a social center for Galician immigrants to Havana. The theatre has been home to the Cuban National Ballet and, on its main stage, to the International Ballet Festival of Havana. ...

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