States of Zeeland in a former abbey in Middelburg © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0

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States of Zeeland in a former abbey in Middelburg © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0

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The Arab League

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Theme Week Wales - Swansea

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Theme Week Istria - Poreč

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The non-stop race Vendée Globe

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