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[caption id="attachment_192867" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Copacabana © flickr.com - Juniorpetjua/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Copacabana is a bairro (neighbourhood) located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It is known for its 4 km (2.5 miles) balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world. Copacabana begins at Princesa Isabel Avenue and ends at Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Beyond Copacabana, there are two small beaches: one, inside Fort Copacabana and the ...

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The medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria

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[caption id="attachment_153813" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plönlein, former market square, Sieberstor (left) and Koboltor (right) © Berthold Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. In the Middle Ages, it was an Imperial Free City. Traffic-reducing measures are in place in a significant po...

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Portrait: Albert Schweitzer, a French-German theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician

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The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands

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Theme Week Jordan - Jerash

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The east Thuringian Skat and residence town of Altenburg

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Portrait: Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and military theorist

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Theme Week Amsterdam - Canals of Amsterdam

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