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The Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park

[caption id="attachment_6687" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pafuri Gate at the North Entrance of the Kruger Park © Entropy1963[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South Afric...

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Theme Week Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

Theme Week Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

[caption id="attachment_166009" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jeddah Montage © MrJoker07/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jeddah is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. With a population currently at 4.2 million people, Jeddah is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is th...

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Marina del Rey in California

Marina del Rey in California

[caption id="attachment_150373" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Marina del Rey © Coolcaesar/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marina del Rey is an affluent seaside community in Los Angeles County in California. A Westside locale, the population is at 9,000. Fisherman's Village offers a view of Marina del Rey's dominant feature, the Marina, the world's largest man-made small craft harbor with 19 marinas with capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats. The harbor, the Los Angeles Times said in 19...

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Larissa, capital and largest city of the Thessaly region

Larissa, capital and largest city of the Thessaly region

[caption id="attachment_161082" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ancient theatre of Larisa © Fsb2004[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Larissa is the capital and biggest city of the Thessaly region of Greece and capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural centre and a national transportation hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos. Larissa, within its municipality, has 163,000 inhabitants, while the regional unit of Larissa reached a population of 284,000. The urban area of the city, although mostly...

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The Palais Coburg in Vienna

The Palais Coburg in Vienna

[caption id="attachment_169124" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Diana Ringo/cc-by-sa-3.0-at[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Palais Coburg, also known as Palais Saxe-Coburg, is a palace in Vienna. It was owned by the Kohary branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Palais Coburg was designed in 1839 by architect Karl Schleps in Neoclassical style, and built from 1840 to 1845 by Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha atop the Braunbastei (Brown Bastion), a part of the Vienna city defences dating to 1555. It is nicknam...

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Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean

Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean

[caption id="attachment_152964" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Longyearbyen colourful homes - Svalbard Global Seed Vault © Peter Vermeij[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. Located north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Spitsbergen is the largest island, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. The administrative center is Longyearbyen, and other settlements, in addition to research outposts, a...

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Portrait: John Locke, the father of Classical Liberalism

Portrait: John Locke, the father of Classical Liberalism

[caption id="attachment_24835" align="aligncenter" width="590"] John Locke signature[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]John Locke (1632 – 1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. Hi...

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The Marlins Park in Miami

The Marlins Park in Miami

[caption id="attachment_169004" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Roberto Coquis/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marlins Park is a baseball park located in Miami. It is the current home of the Miami Marlins, the city's Major League Baseball franchise. It is located on 17 acres of the former Miami Orange Bowl site in Little Havana, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Downtown. Construction was completed in March 2012, in time for the 2012 season. The stadium is designed in a neomodern form of baseball architecture. Ma...

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