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[caption id="attachment_24332" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Coral Outcrop © Toby Hudson/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's bigg...

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The historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama in Japan

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Mariel in Cuba

Mariel in Cuba

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Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in the Old Port of Marseille

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[caption id="attachment_24712" align="aligncenter" width="590"] MuCEM © SiefkinDR/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) (French: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is a national museum located in the Old Port of Marseille, in the South of France. It was inaugurated on the 7th of June 2013 as part of the special year designating Marseille as the European Capital of Culture. The museum is devoted to European and Mediterranean civili...

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Tortuga in the Caribbean

Tortuga in the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_153046" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tortuga Island © NASA[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tortuga (French: Île de la Tortue, Englisch: Turtle Island) is a Caribbean island that forms part of Haiti, off the northwest coast of Hispaniola. It constitutes the commune of Île de la Tortue in the Port-de-Paix arrondissement of the Nord-Ouest Department of Haiti. Tortuga is 180 km² (69 mi²) in size and has a population of 30,000. In the 17th century, Tortuga was a major centre of Caribbean piracy. Its tourist...

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Theme Week Mexico

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Olympic Stadium Berlin

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Madeira, the Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean

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[caption id="attachment_152973" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market in Funchal © Hannes Grobe[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago that lies just under 400 km north of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the north Atlantic Ocean and an outermost region of the European Union. The archipelago comprises one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal (the other being the Azores located to the northwest), that includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, the Desertas and the Savage Islands. Madeira was re-disco...

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The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs/West Virginia

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Theme Week Veneto - Rovigo

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[caption id="attachment_153591" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rovigo is a town and comune in the Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy with 53,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the eponymous province. The northern border of the province is set on the Adige river from Badia Polesine to the sea, except for the territory of Cavarzere (in the province of Venice); the southern border is set on the Po river from Melara to the sea. The province includes...

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