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[caption id="attachment_23695" align="alignleft" width="590"] © Architects and engineers: Phillipe SAMYN, VALLE, HAPPOLD[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Résidence Palace is a complex of buildings between the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat and the Chaussée d'Etterbeek/Etterbeeksesteenweg in the European Quarter of Brussels. It is formed of three buildings, a press centre and a building currently being renovated for use by the European Council, mainly, and even also (for some occasions) by the Council of the European Union as a summit b...

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ART Cologne, the world's oldest art fair

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Theme Week Myanmar - Bago

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The coastal town of Beer in Devon

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