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Sep 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Triangular Volcano Shadow

Picture of the Day: A Triangular Volcano Shadow

A TRIANGULAR VOLCANO SHADOW Photograph by Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN) Seen here is the triangular shadow cast by Mount Teide, a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. With a summit of 3,718-metre (12,198 ft) it is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands…

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Jul 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Crown of Palaces

Picture of the Day: The Crown of Palaces

THE CROWN OF PALACES Photograph by Francisco Martins The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as…

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May 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Seaside Town of Vernazza

Picture of the Day: The Seaside Town of Vernazza

THE SEASIDE TOWN OF VERNAZZA Photograph by Christopher Schoenbohm Portfolio | Travel Blog | Tumblr | YouTube | Flickr Vernazza is a town and commune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the…

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Apr 15, 2013

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in 1978, it was also proclaimed a Historical Monument by the President of the Republic of Poland in 1994. The mine is located in the town of Wieliczka and is within…

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