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[caption id="attachment_192624" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Don Graham/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County in California. It is known for a mild year-round climate, scenic coves, environmental preservation, and an artist community. The population is at 23,000. Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated three million people visiting the community annually. Annual large events include the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of Arts,...

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[caption id="attachment_148990" align="aligncenter" width="313"] © Tallinn 2011[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tallinn Tallinn was appointed in November 2007 together with the Finnish City of Turku to one of the European Capital's of Culture 2011. With the motto "Tales from the sea" numerous cultural events and festivals will be held in 2011, including the "Tallinn Maritime Days", which will bring the city closer to the sea again. About a dozen architectural installations will be built in the city. Since independence, improving air...

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The Pioneering Spirit

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Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

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The Greek island of Hydra

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Cape Elizabeth in Maine

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