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The research vessel Meteor

[caption id="attachment_196071" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Studgeogr/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The RV Meteor (also Meteor III) is a multidisciplinary research vessel operating mainly in high seas. She is owned by the German state represented by its Federal Ministry of Education and Research and registered in Hamburg. The operator is the University of Hamburg. RV Meteor operates mainly in the areas of the Atlantic, the eastern Pacific, and the western Indian Ocean, as well as the Mediterranean and th...

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Theme Week Warsaw - The National Stadium

Theme Week Warsaw - The National Stadium

[caption id="attachment_153964" align="aligncenter" width="590"] National Stadium in Warsaw © Pjahr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Stadium (Polish: Stadion Narodowy) is a football stadium located in Warsaw. It is used mostly for football matches and it is the home stadium of Poland national football team. The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,500 which makes it the largest association football arena in Poland. Its construction started in 2008 and finished in November 2011. It is located on the site of the for...

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Boca Raton in Florida

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The Spanish Virgin Islands

The Spanish Virgin Islands

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Theme Week Crimea - Feodosia

Theme Week Crimea - Feodosia

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The Ovation of the Seas

The Ovation of the Seas

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Valletta on Malta

Valletta on Malta

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The Jetset Destination St. Moritz

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Temple Square in Salt Lake City

Temple Square in Salt Lake City

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The volcanic island of Ischia

The volcanic island of Ischia

[caption id="attachment_160518" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Casamicciola © Stefano Brivio[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. The roughly trapezoidal island lies about 30 km from Naples and measures around 10 km east to west and 7 km north to south with a 34 kilometres (21 mi) coastline and a surface area of 46.3 square kilometres (17.9 sq mi). It is almost entirely mountainous, with the highest peak being Mount Epomeo at 788 meters. The is...

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