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[caption id="attachment_216692" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pedestrian zone © Arne List/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aabenraa is a town in Southern Denmark, at the head of the Aabenraa Fjord, an arm of the Little Belt, 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of the Denmark–Germany border and 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of German town of Flensburg. It was the seat of Sønderjyllands Amt (South Jutland County) until 1 January 2007, when the Region of Southern Denmark was created as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform. W...

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The island of Stromboli

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[caption id="attachment_151800" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Stromboli Island © Steven W. Dengler[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It is one of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily. This name is a corruption of the Ancient Greek name Strongulē which was given to it because of its round swelling form. The island's population is between 400 and 850. The volcano has erupted man...

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Verona in Veneto

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[caption id="attachment_153585" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Verona Collage © DanieleDF1995[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Verona is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km² (550.58 sq mi) and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to ...

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University of California, Berkeley

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[caption id="attachment_186147" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Campus © flickr.com - brainchildvn/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. It is often ranked as a top-ten university in the world and the top public university in the United States. Established in 1868 as the University of California, ...

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The Caribbean island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten

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[caption id="attachment_153035" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cruise ships in Philipsburg © flickr.com - Petra de Boevere/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Saint Martin is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east of Puerto Rico. The 87 square kilometres (34 sq mi) island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 square kilometres (20 sq mi)) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 square kilometres (13 sq mi)); the two parts are roughly equal in population. It is one of the smallest sea isl...

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The Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre in Berlin

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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Beverley in East Yorkshire

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Theme Week Miami - Little Haiti

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Neumayer-Station III in the Antarctic

Neumayer-Station III in the Antarctic

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