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[caption id="attachment_168443" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Abu Dhabi view from Marina village © panoramio.com - patano/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the largest emirate by area (67,340 km2), accounting for approximately 87 percent of the total land area of the federation. Abu Dhabi also has the largest population of the seven emirates. The population is at 2.8 million, of which less than 20% are Emirati citizen...

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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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[caption id="attachment_195555" align="aligncenter" width="437"] The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. Of the then 58 members of the United Nations, 48 voted in favor, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote. The Declaration consists o...

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The Preussen

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[caption id="attachment_200652" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Deutsches Museum in München - Fünfmast-Vollschiff Preußen Modell © Mattes[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Preußen (usually Preussen in English) was a German steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer built in 1902 for the F. Laeisz shipping company and named after the German state and kingdom of Prussia. It was the world's only ship of this class with five masts carrying six square sails on each mast. Until the 2000 launch of the Royal Clipper, a sail cruise li...

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Alicante on the Costa Blanca

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[caption id="attachment_160623" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Harbour with Castle of Santa Bárbara © flickr.com - Juan J. Martínez" title="Harbour with Castle of Santa Bárbara © flickr.com - Juan J. Martínez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alicante is a city in Spain, the capital of the Province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,418, estimated as of 2010, ranking as the second-lar...

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Theme Week Cornwall - Port Isaac

Theme Week Cornwall - Port Isaac

[caption id="attachment_153193" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Sbeech[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Coast of north Cornwall. The nearest towns are Wadebridge and Camelford, both ten miles away. Port Gaverne, commonly mistaken to be part of Port Isaac, is a nearby hamlet that has its own history. The meaning of the Cornish name is "corn port", indicating a trade in corn from the arable inland district. Since the 1980s the village has served as backdrop to vari...

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The European Garden Heritage Network

The European Garden Heritage Network

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Hurghada on the Red Sea

Hurghada on the Red Sea

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20th Anniversary of the European Union

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[caption id="attachment_152885" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The flag of The Council of Europe and The European Union[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Not only this year, but especially this year, it's time to celebrate the 20th Anniverary of the European Union. The more the better ;-) The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), forme...

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