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[caption id="attachment_192578" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Annual San Diego County Fair © Jessicaowenphotos/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California. Del Mar is Spanish for "of the sea" or "by the sea," which reflects its location on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Del Mar was named after the famous poem The fight on Paseo Del Mar. The Del Mar Horse Races are hosted on the Del Mar racetrack every summer. Del Mar is located between Los Angeles and San Diego. In ...

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Inverness and Loch Ness in Scotland

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[caption id="attachment_152529" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Inverness Castle © Mlm42[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Inverness is a city in northern Scotland. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. It lies near the site of the 18th century Battle of Culloden and at the northeastern extremity of the Great Glen (An Gleann Mòr), where the River Ness enters the Inverness/Moray Firth making it a natural hub for various transport links. It is the nor...

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Seaside Resort architecture

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Derry in Londonderry

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Songdo International Business District in South Korea

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