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[caption id="attachment_160170" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Anima[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tours is a city in central France, the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department. It is located on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the famous Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the cycling race Paris–Tours. Tours i...

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Beer, Škoda, Plzeň - Czech Republic

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Stuttgart, city between forests and grapes

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Kennebunkport in Maine

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[caption id="attachment_172000" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bush Estate at Walker's Point © flickr.com - John Hoey/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kennebunkport is a town in York County in New England. The population is at 3,500. The town center, the area in and around Dock Square, is located along the Kennebunk River, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the mouth of the river on the Atlantic Ocean. Historically a shipbuilding and fishing village, for well over a century the town has been a popular summer colony and sea...

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[caption id="attachment_151823" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Boathouses and Villa Beust at dusk © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Königssee is a natural lake in the extreme southeast Berchtesgadener Land district of the German state of Bavaria, near the border to Austria. Most of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park. Situated within the Berchtesgaden Alps in the municipality of Schönau am Königsee, just south of Berchtesgaden and the Austrian city of Salzburg, the Königssee ...

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Eurasian Economic Community

Eurasian Economic Community

[caption id="attachment_25999" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Participants of the meeting of the EurAsEC Interstate Council © www.kremlin.ru[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC or EurAsEC) originated from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia on 29 March 1996. The Treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Community was signed on 10 October 2000. On 7 October 2005 it was decided between the member states that Uzbekistan would ...

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Vigo in Galicien

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[caption id="attachment_153068" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Centre and harbor © Kanchelskis/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vigo is a city and municipality situated in north-west Spain, in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, and on the ria, or bay, of the same name, on the Atlantic Ocean. Vigo is the most populous city in Galicia, and the 14th in Spain. It is located in the south-west of Galicia, in the southern part of the Vigo Bay. In the north-east it borders with the municipality of Redondela, i...

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