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Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge,Prague

The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.

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Giethoorn Village in Netherlands

Giethoorn Netherlands

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland, about 5 km southwest of Steenwijk.

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The West Side of Taihang Mountains, Shanxi, China.

The West Side of Taihang Mountains, Shanxi, China.

Taihang Mountains, Chinese (Pinyin) Taihang Shan or (Wade-Giles romanization) T’ai-hang Shan, also called T’ai-hsing Range, mountain range of northern China, stretching some 250 miles (400 km) from north to south and forming the boundary between Shanxi and Hebei provinces and between the Shanxi plateau and the North China Plain. Some Western writers have erroneously called […]

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Regal Ringneck Snake

This is the regal ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus regalis), a subspecies of ringneck snake endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Unlike other subspecies of ringneck snakes, the regal ringneck is almost exclusively ophiophagous, meaning that it has a diet that consists almost entirely of other snakes. They have a weak venom that […]

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Island House, Drina River, Serbia

Island House, Drina River, Serbia

Island House, Drina River, Serbia Drina River The Drina is a 346 km long river, which forms most of the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. It is the longest tributary of the Sava River and the longest karst river in the Dinaric Alps which belongs to the Danube river watershed.

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The Geiranger Fjord, Norway

The Geiranger Fjord, Norway

The Geiranger Fjord, Norway The Geiranger Fjord (Norwegian: Geirangerfjorden) is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. It is in the municipality of Stranda. It is a 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) long branch of the Storfjord (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the […]

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Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java, Indonesia

Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java, Indonesia

Madakaripura Waterfall located in Sapih village, Lombang district, East Java, Indonesia, not far from the Mount Bromo area in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Madakaripura is a sacred visiting area comprising lines of waterfalls that reach a height of 200 metres (660 ft) (Wikipedia)

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Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, in Queensland, Australia.

Josephine Falls, Queensland, Australia

Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, in Queensland, Australia. Josephine Falls are located at the foot of the southern face of Mount Bartle Frere in the Wooroonooran National Park, in Queensland, Australia. (Wikipedia)  

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Kiam Moriya's 12th birthday on 12-12-12 at 12:12 p.m

Meet the boy who will turn 12 at precisely 12:12 p.m. on 12-12-12

HOOVER, Alabama-Kiam Moriya will celebrate his 12th birthday on 12-12-2012. Born December 12, 2000, his birth time on his New York state birth certificate read 12:12 p.m.. Childhood birthdays always feel special, but in the case of Kiam Moriya his birthday really be a once in a century occurrence. In a coincidence to beat astronomical […]

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Duomo Cathedral, Milan, Italy

Duomo Cathedral, Milan, Italy

Duomo di Milano Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. (Duomo Cathedral – Wikipedia) Height: 45 m Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am–1pm, 2–5pm Sat-Sun Closed Address: Via dell’Arcivescovado, […]

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Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. Surface elevation: 1,884 m Area: 50 ha (Moraine Lake – Wikipedia)

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A Beautiful Path, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

A Beautiful Path, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

A Beautiful Path, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain Villaviciosa is a town and (municipality) in the autonomous community of Asturias, Spain. It is situated on the central eastern coastline, and borders the Asturian municipalities of Gijón and Siero to the west, Sariego, Nava, Cabranes and Piloña to the south and to Colunga to the east.

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