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[caption id="attachment_152775" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Academy of Athens © Olavfin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica periphery and it is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democra...

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Pomorie on the Black Sea

Pomorie on the Black Sea

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The HMS Trincomalee

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Arab–Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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The Albanian Riviera

The Albanian Riviera

[caption id="attachment_160969" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Beach at the village of Dhërmi © Dori/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Albanian Riviera is a coastal area in the County of Vlorë running along the Ionian Sea under the Ceraunian Mountains in Southern Albania. It should not be confused with the Albanian coastline as a whole which includes both the Riviera and the mostly flat coastline of central and north Albania. Traditionally, the region begins south of Llogara National Park, continues down along the coast t...

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One World Trade Center

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Holiday on the Thames

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Büsingen on the Upper Rhine

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