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[caption id="attachment_165206" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Set of Martin Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York' © Supercazzola[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cinecittà (Cinema City) is a large film studio in Rome that is considered the hub of Italian cinema. The studios were constructed during the Fascist era as part of a scheme to revive the Italian film industry. In the 1950s, the number of international productions being made there led to Rome's being dubbed Hollywood on the Tiber. The studios were founded in 1937 by Benito Mussol...

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The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

[caption id="attachment_6950" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dubai Mall seen from Burj Khalifa © Intelpower[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009. Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on 4 November 2008, wit...

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Miami Beach Art Deco District

Miami Beach Art Deco District

[caption id="attachment_169910" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Breakwater © Gzzz/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Miami Beach Architectural District (sometimes called the Art Deco District) contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the United States. These vibrantly colored buildings represent an era when Miami Beach was heavily promoted and developed as a "tropical playground". The district was one of the earliest U.S. National Register for Historical Places listings to recognize ...

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Theme Week Lebanon - Sidon on the Mediterranean Coast

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[caption id="attachment_151269" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Robysan/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Tyre and 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Beirut. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for fishery. Sidon was a small fishing town of 10,000 inhabitants in 1900, but studies in 2000 showed a population of 65,000 in the city, and ar...

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9/11 - 10th anniversary

9/11 - 10th anniversary

[caption id="attachment_2848" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="This image contains all of the names of those who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The names are from the CNN September 11 archive. The names that are highlighted in orange are those of fire fighters and police who died in the line of duty. Photo: Dzeni"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Meanwhile the re-building of the new Word Trade Center make great progress. The Twin Tower foot prints on Ground Zero together with a Cultural Centre will form the 9/11 M...

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Theme Week West Jerusalem - The Knesset

Theme Week West Jerusalem - The Knesset

[caption id="attachment_185914" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Adiel lo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Knesset (lit. the gathering or assembly) is the unicameral national legislature of Israel. As the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset passes all laws, elects the President and Prime Minister (although the latter is ceremonially appointed by the President), approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. In addition, the Knesset elects the State Comptroller. It also has the...

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The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands

[caption id="attachment_151794" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Stanley © CHK46/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (480 km) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 km2), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have intern...

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England's Lake District

England's Lake District

[caption id="attachment_150714" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lake Windermere © geograph.org.uk - Mari Buckley[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes and its mountains (or fells) but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets. The majority of the area was designated as the Lake...

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