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Israeli settlements

Israeli settlements

[caption id="attachment_151989" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jerusalem barrier 2007 © The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Israeli settlements are Jewish Israeli civilian communities built on lands occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War. Such settlements currently exist in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in the Golan Heights. Settlements previously existed in the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip until Israel evacuated the Sinai settlements following ...

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The Rance Tidal Power Station

The Rance Tidal Power Station

[caption id="attachment_161221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view: Saint-Malo on the right, Dinard on the left © Tswgb[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rance Tidal Power Station is the world's first tidal power station and also the world's second biggest tidal power station. The facility is located on the estuary of the Rance River, in Brittany. Opened on the 26th November 1966, it is currently operated by Électricité de France, and is the second largest tidal power station in the world, in terms of installed capacity...

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Portrait: Hans and Sophie Scholl

Portrait: Hans and Sophie Scholl

[caption id="attachment_183129" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ludwig Maximilians University Munich - Lichthof © Cfaerber/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hans and Sophie Scholl, often referred to in German as die Geschwister Scholl (literally: the Scholl siblings), were a brother and sister who were members of the White Rose, a student group in Munich that was active in the non-violent resistance movement in Nazi Germany, especially in distributing flyers against the war and the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler. In post-wa...

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Port Townsend on the Pacific

Port Townsend on the Pacific

[caption id="attachment_151179" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old part of Port Townsend and Admiralty Inlet © Adbar/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington. It is the county seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County. In addition to its natural scenery at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, the city is also known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for ind...

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The medieval town of Sighisoara in Transylvania

The medieval town of Sighisoara in Transylvania

[caption id="attachment_151279" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from Villa Franka © Valimare[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sighişoara is a city and municipality on the Târnava Mare River in Mureş County, Romania. Located in the historic region Transylvania, Sighişoara has a population of 28,000. During the 12th century, German craftsmen and merchants known as the Transylvanian Saxons were invited to Transylvania by the King of Hungary to settle and defend the frontier of his realm. The chronicler Krauss lists a Sa...

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Theme Week Egypt - Shadwan Island

Theme Week Egypt - Shadwan Island

[caption id="attachment_166122" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Wusel007/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Shadwan is a barren rocky island 30 miles southwest of the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula and 20 miles northeast of el Gouna. It is the largest of a group of islands in the mouth of the Gulf of Suez in the northern Red Sea and measures 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) in length, and between 3–5 kilometres (1.9–3.1 mi) wide. It was formerly also called Shaker Island and features a lighthouse. The ...

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The Queen Elizabeth 2

The Queen Elizabeth 2

[caption id="attachment_151244" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Hamburg © Seebeer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as the QE2, is an ocean liner that was operated by Cunard from 1969 to 2008. Following her retirement from cruising, she is now owned by Istithmar (the investment company of Dubai World). She was designed primarily to run a transatlantic service from her home port of Southampton, England, to New York, USA, and was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth...

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Kilkenny City

Kilkenny City

[caption id="attachment_160541" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kilkenny Castle © Przemysław Sakrajda[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kilkenny is a city and is the county town of the eponymous County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is situated on both banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster, in the south-east of Ireland. The borough has a population of 8,661, however the majority of the population live outside the borough boundary, the 2006 Irish Census gives the total population of the Borough & Environs as 22,179. Kil...

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