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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

[caption id="attachment_167137" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Map of the Holocaust in Europe © Dennis Nilsson/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designate...

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Salesforce Tower in San Francisco

Salesforce Tower in San Francisco

[caption id="attachment_191668" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070-foot (326 m) office skyscraper in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco. It is located at 415 Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, next to the Transbay Transit Center site. Salesforce Tower is the centerpiece of the San Francisco Transbay redevelopment plan. The plan contains a mix of office, transport...

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Sailing

Sailing

[caption id="attachment_166651" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Trimaran L'Hydroptère in Long Beach © Thomas Lesage/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sailing comprises wind propulsion of a craft by means of sails or other airfoils and steering it over water, ice or land, depending on the type of craft. A sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails by adjusting their angle with respect to the moving sailing craft and sometimes by adjusting the sail area. The force transmitted from the sails is resisted by forces fro...

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Bilbao, center for culture and politics in the Basque Country

Bilbao, center for culture and politics in the Basque Country

[caption id="attachment_153811" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Guggenheim Museum Bilbao © Ardfern[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bilbao is a Spanish municipality, capital of the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth largest in Spain. Bilbao lies within one of Spain's largest metropolitan areas; the comarca of Greater Bilbao has an estimated population of 875,552, making it the fifth most populated conurbat...

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Theme Week Provence - Salon-de-Provence

Theme Week Provence - Salon-de-Provence

[caption id="attachment_152677" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jardin de la République © Jjpetite/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salon-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France with 43,000 inhabitants. Every Wednesday the Place Morgan is host to a Provençal market. Salon-de-Provence Air Base is the site of the French Air Force Academy, as well as the home of the French Aerial Demonstration team, the Patrouille de France. The Fontaine Moussue in Place Crousillat has exist...

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York, the Eternal City

York, the Eternal City

[caption id="attachment_151829" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Davygate © Jan Kronsell[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. York's location on the River Ouse, in the centre of the Vale of York and half way between the capitals of London and Edinburgh means that it has long had a significant...

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Theme Week Palestine - Beit Jala

Theme Week Palestine - Beit Jala

[caption id="attachment_171121" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Saint Nicholas Church © SalibaQ/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beit Jala is a Palestinian Christian town in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. Beit Jala is located 10 km south of Jerusalem, on the western side of the Hebron road, opposite Bethlehem, at 825 meters (2,707 ft) altitude. In 2007, Beit Jala had 11,758 inhabitants. About 75% of the population were Christians (mostly Greek Orthodox) and about 25% Muslims. A crypt, dating to the 5th or 6t...

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Tulle in central France

Tulle in central France

[caption id="attachment_153557" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tulle Prefecture © F. Lavie[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tulle is a commune and capital of the Corrèze département in the Limousin region in central France on the west side of the Massif Central. It is also the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulle. It is the third-largest town in the Limousin region, after Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde. Known sometimes as "the town on the seven hills", Tulle rose to prominence through the development of its manufac...

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