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Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_152287" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Houses on Hilton Head Island beach © flickr.com - Lee Coursey/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston. The island gets its name from Captain William Hilton. In 1663, Hilton identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal So...

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Theme Week India - Mumbai

Theme Week India - Mumbai

[caption id="attachment_196159" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Taj Mahal Hotel Palace © QuartierLatin1968/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mumbai, also known as Bombay /the official name until 1995), is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. As of 2011 it is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million. The larger Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the second most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 21.3 million as of 2016< Mumbai lies on the Konk...

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Portrait: Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America

Portrait: Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America

[caption id="attachment_183135" align="aligncenter" width="590"] US President Barack Obama taking his Oath of Office © defenseimagery.mil - Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. The first African American to assume the presidency, he was previously the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008. Before that, he served in the Illinois State Senate fro...

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Zell am See

Zell am See

[caption id="attachment_160602" align="aligncenter" width="590"] seen from Mitterberg Mountain © BestZeller[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zell am See is the capital city of the Zell am See district in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The city has about 10,000 inhabitants. Zell am See is a tourist destination and a transportation hub for the region. The German name "Zell am See" means "Zell by the lake". The valley of Zell is a corridor in the middle of the Austrian Alps between the Saalach and the Salzach rivers. The lake is...

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Theme Week Provence - Carpentras

Theme Week Provence - Carpentras

[caption id="attachment_151946" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Musée Duplessis © Soldanella84/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carpentras is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It stands on the banks of the Auzon. As capital of the Comtat Venaissin, it was frequently the residence of the Avignon popes; the Papal States retained possession of the Venaissin until the French Revolution. Nowadays, Carpentras is a commercial center for Comtat Venaissin. ...

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Theme Week Washington, D.C. - The White House

Theme Week Washington, D.C. - The White House

[caption id="attachment_165148" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Matt H. Wade/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The term White House is often used as a metonymy to refer to actions of the president and his advisers, as in "The White House announced that...". The residence was designed ...

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Route 66: The longest village in America

Route 66: The longest village in America

[caption id="attachment_7252" align="aligncenter" width="590"] U.S. Route 66 © SPUI[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was a highway within the U.S. Highway System. One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926 - with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois...

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Malmö, Sweden's gateway to the continent

Malmö, Sweden's gateway to the continent

[caption id="attachment_148970" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Malmö Collage © Twowells[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Over the past decade, Malmö has undergone a most dramatic post-industrial transformation. This cosmopolitan city has "reclaimed" the seafront, where entire new city districts full of interesting modern architecture and bustling street life have been constructed. Of course, another radical change has been the mighty Öresund Bridge, opened in 2000, which connects Malmö with Denmark's capital Copenhagen, just twe...

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