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The Gulf States: Bon voyage!

[caption id="attachment_170648" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Hégésippe Cormier/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Arabian Gulf (the Arab states call the west side of the Persian Gulf Arabian Gulf) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline. The gulf has many fishing grounds, ext...

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Theme Week Japan - Kawasaki

Theme Week Japan - Kawasaki

[caption id="attachment_192137" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Shirahata Hachiman Daijin Shrine © Jkr2255/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kawasaki is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is the 8th most populated city in Japan (including the Tokyo Metropolitan Area) and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area. As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 1,503,690, with 716,470 households. Kawasaki has seven wards: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-ku - administrative center, Miy...

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Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha

Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha

[caption id="attachment_28224" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mosaic in the church © Berthold Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, shortened to The Church of the Multiplication, is a Roman Catholic church located at Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. The modern church rests on the site of two earlier churches. The church is maintained and overseen by the Benedictine Order. Nearby are other Christian sites, especially the Mount of Beatitudes north, Caperna...

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Theme Week Washington, D.C. - Library of Congress

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[caption id="attachment_24928" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Thomas Jefferson Building © Carol M. Highsmith/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, the de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in four buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, it is one of the two largest libraries in the world by shelf space and numb...

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The Holy Lake in Potsdam

The Holy Lake in Potsdam

[caption id="attachment_150703" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Heiliger See, with Marble Palace © Matthias v.d. Elbe/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Heiliger See (English: Holy Lake) is a lake within the city limits of Potsdam, located northeast of the city center and bordering the historic park known as the New Garden. Together with the lakes Sacrower See and Groß Glienicker See to the north it forms a chain of lakes resulting from a glacial tunnel valley. The lake is 1.33 km long and 300 metres wide on average. ...

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America's Cup

America's Cup

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The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory

[caption id="attachment_164348" align="aligncenter" width="590"] North Shore Mall - Peabody © Anthony92931/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is a restaurant company and distributor of cheesecakes based in the United States. The company operates 185 full-service dining restaurants: 165 under The Cheesecake Factory brand, 13 under the Grand Lux Cafe brand and one under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen brand. The Cheesecake Factory also operates two bakery production facilities—in Calabasas, Cali...

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Les Baux-de-Provence in Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence in Provence

[caption id="attachment_150630" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © BlueBreezeWiki/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Les Baux-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in southern France. It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop that is crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south. Its name refers to its site: in Provençal, a bauç is a rocky spur. The village gives its name to the aluminium ore bauxite, which was fi...

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