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Theme Week West Jerusalem

Theme Week West Jerusalem

[caption id="attachment_172992" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mea Shearim district - Shabbat Square © Djampa/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]West Jerusalem or "New Jerusalem" refers to the section of Jerusalem that remained under Israeli control after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, whose ceasefire lines delimited the boundary with the rest of the city, which was then under Jordanian control. A number of western countries acknowledge de facto Israeli authority, but withhold de jure recognition. Israel's claim of sovereig...

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Kufstein in Tyrol

Kufstein in Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_160592" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Anual cattle drive down from the Alp © Perconte[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kufstein is a city in Tyrol, Austria, located along the river Inn, in the lower Inn valley, near the border with Bavaria, Germany, and is the site of a post World War II French sector United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Displaced Persons camp. Kufstein is the second largest city in Tyrol and capital of the district Kufstein. The greatest landmark of Kufstein is th...

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Palermo on Sicily

Palermo on Sicily

[caption id="attachment_150167" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Collage Palermo © DanieleDF1995[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Palermo is a historic city in Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The ...

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Fisher Island off Miami

Fisher Island off Miami

[caption id="attachment_151074" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fisher Island © Alexf/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fisher Island is a census-designated place of metropolitan Miami, located on a barrier island of the same name. As of the 2010 census, Fisher Island had the highest per capita income of any place in the United States. The island has only 218 households and a total population of 467 persons. A relatively small part of the northern part of the island is incorporated as a part of the city of Miami Beach. ...

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Theme Week Montenegro - Nikšić

Theme Week Montenegro - Nikšić

[caption id="attachment_150270" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nikšić © Borisniksic/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nikšić is the second largest city of Montenegro, with a total population of 57,000, located in the west of the country, in the centre of the spacious Nikšić field at the foot of Mount Trebjesa. It is the center of Nikšić Municipality (Population of 75,000), which is the largest municipality by area and second most inhabited after Podgorica. It is an important industrial, cultural, and educational ...

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Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Florida Keys

Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Florida Keys

[caption id="attachment_192749" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - KimonBerlin/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bahia Honda (Spanish deep bay) is an island in the lower Florida Keys. U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) crosses the key at approximately mile markers 36-38.5, between Ohio Key and Spanish Harbor Key 12 miles (19 km) west of Marathon, close to the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge. The island is virtually uninhabited, being home to the 524-acre (2.12 km²) Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, the pa...

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Djerba in the Gulf of Gabès

Djerba in the Gulf of Gabès

[caption id="attachment_150782" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sunset on Djerba © SuperManu/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Djerba is, at 514 square kilometres (198 sq mi), the largest island of North Africa, located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia. It has a population of about 160,000. The island comprises three of the delegations within the Medenine Governorate. Legend has it that Djerba was the island of the Lotus-Eaters where Odysseus was stranded on his voyage through the Mediterranean. An a...

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Murcia, in southeastern Spain

Murcia, in southeastern Spain

[caption id="attachment_150863" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © JCRA[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Murcia, a city in south-eastern Spain, is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted...

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