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[caption id="attachment_201438" align="aligncenter" width="590"] George Peabody Library at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University © Matthew Petroff/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland within the United States. Baltimore was established by the Constitution of Maryland as an independent city in 1729. With a population of 602,495 in 2018, Baltimore is the largest such independent city in the United States. As of 2017, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan ...

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The city of Cork

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[caption id="attachment_160629" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Winthrop Street © Ticketautomat[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland's third most populous city. It is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city in the province of Munster. Cork has a population of 119,000, while the addition of the suburban areas contained in the county brings the total to 190,000. Metropolitan Cork has a population of approximately 27...

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Valencia, party capital of Spain

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Theme Week Channel Islands - Herm

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The Queen Elizabeth 2

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Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan

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