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Aerial view of w:Orlando, Florida from a commercial aircraft. Lake Apopka is in the upper-right corner

Orlando, Florida, USA.

      The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful," and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is

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Autumn Yamantau (author: Tsibin Konstantin, 2014).

Bashkortostan, Rusia

  The Republic of Bashkortostan (Russian: Респу́блика Башкортоста́н, tr. Respublika Bashkortostan; IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə bəʂkərtɐˈstan]; Bashkir: Башҡортостан Республикаһы, Başqortostan Respublikahı), also known as Bashkiria (Russian: Башки́рия, tr. Bashkiriya; IPA: [bɐʂˈkʲirʲɪjə]) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). It is located between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains. Its capital is the city

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The remains of the D-shaped towers that formed the inner ward's gatehouse keep

Ceredigion and Devil’s Bridge, England

  Ceredigion (Welsh pronunciation: [kɛrɛˈdɪɡjɔn]) is a county in Mid Wales. In the Middle Ages, it was a minor kingdom also known for a time as Seisyllwg. Following its Norman conquest, the name was anglicised to Cardigan and then Cardiganshire (Welsh: Sir Aberteifi) and it began to be administered as a county

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View from Cliff Tops atop Mount LeConte (author: Aviator31, 2007).

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

  The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened

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Red crab eating dry leaves on Christmas Island (author: John Tann, 2011).

Christmas Island National Park and Red Crab, Australia

    Christmas Island, officially the Territory of Christmas Island, is an external territory of the Commonwealth of Australia located in Christmas Island, comprising the island of the same name. It has a population of 2,072 residents, who live mainly in settlements on the northern tip of the island, including Flying Fish

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View of Lake Ontario from Toronto's CN Tower, showing Toronto Harbour, Toronto Islands, and the island airport (author: Janus Bahs Jacquet, 2008).

Lake Ontario, Canada-US

    Lake Ontario (French: Lac Ontario) is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is surrounded on the north, west, and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the American state of New York, whose water boundaries meet in the middle

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View of Creissels with the viaduct in the background (author: Stefan Krause, 2009).

World’s Tallest Bridge, The Millau Viaduct, France

  The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau, IPA: [vjadyk də mijo]) is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by the British architect Norman Foster and French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one

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The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania view from Landsat-7 satellite(source: USGS, 2008 ).

The Eye Of Sahara, The Richat Structure, Mauritania

  The Richat Structure, also known as The Eye of the Sahara and Guelb er Richat, is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara near Ouadane, west–central Mauritania.           The Richat Structure is a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical dome with a diameter of 40 kilometres (25 mi). The sedimentary rock exposed in this dome

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View of the Zabriskie Point on Death Valley National Park (photo: marabu on absfreepic.com).

Death Valley National Park, Utah

    Death Valley National Park is a national park in the United States. Straddling the border of California and Nevada, located east of the Sierra Nevada, it occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. The park protects the northwest corner of the

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Mount's Bay from helicopter (author: Tom Corser, 2009).

Isles of Scilly, England

  The Isles of Scilly (/ˈsɪli/; Cornish: Syllan or Enesek Syllan) are an archipelago off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. It is the southernmost location in England and the United Kingdom, as well as the most westerly in England. The population of all the islands at the

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The Three Sisters sandstone rock formation, one of the region's best-known attractions (author: JJ Harrison, 2010).

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

  The Blue Mountains are a dissected plateau carved in sandstone bedrock. They are now a series of ridge lines separated by gorges up to 760 metres (2,490 ft) deep. The highest point in the Blue Mountains, as it is now defined, is an unnamed point with an elevation of 1,189 m (3,901 ft)

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The sulfuric lake of Kawah Ijen Mountain's cauldron.

Mount Ijen Crater, the Largest Blue Flame Area and Largest Acidic Lake in the world

  The Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java consists of a group of small stratovolcanoes constructed within the large 20-km-wide Ijen (Kendeng) caldera. The north caldera wall forms a prominent arcuate ridge, but elsewhere the caldera rim is buried by post-caldera volcanoes, including Gunung Merapi stratovolcano, which forms

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Zion National Park, Utah

  Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of

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The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed

Yosemite National Park

  Yosemite National Park is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower

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Eastern shore of Lake Baikal Svyatoy Nos Island Holly Nose top elevation 1877 m

Lake Baikal, Largest and Deepest Lake in the World

  Lake Baikal (Russian: о́зеро Байка́л, tr. Ozero Baykal; IPA: [ˈozʲɪrə bɐjˈkɑl]; Buryat: Байгал нуур, Mongolian: Байгал нуур, Baygal nuur, etymologically meaning, in Mongolian, "the Nature Lake") is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast.   Records : -The largest

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American bison grazing in Jackson Hole

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

  Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only

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The township of Akaroa a quaint French influenced settlement on Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand

Akaroa, New Zealand

  Akaroa is a small town on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand, situated within a harbour of the same name. The name Akaroa is Kāi Tahu Māori for "Long Harbour", which would be spelled "Whangaroa" in standard Māori.   Overview   Akaroa is 84 kilometres (52 mi)

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Lake Te Anau, The South Island, New Zealand

Fiordland, New Zealand

  Fiordland National Park occupies the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest of the 14 national parks in New Zealand, with an area of 12,500 km2, and a major part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. The park is administered by the Department

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The 155 m Stirling Falls were named after the captain of the HMS Clio

Milford Sound, New Zealand

  Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey (the 2008 Travelers' Choice Destinations

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world’s longest and highest glass skywalk

World’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge, Zhangjiajie, China.

      Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in the country's Hunan province, is set to open the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in July. Spanning two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, it will stretch 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide, hovering over a 300-meter

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Yellowstone Park landscape

Yellowstone National Park, USA.

  Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone, the first National Park in the U.S.

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Mount Fuji, Japan.

  Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan, IPA: [ɸɯᵝꜜdʑisaɴ] , located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain peak in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft). An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's

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Air Wajo, Buton, Sulawesi Tenggara.

    EMPASAN ombak yang menerpa batu karang ibarat nyanyian alam yang memecah kesunyian di siang hari. Batu karang yang besar dengan batu kerikil yang bertebaran di tepi pantai menambah daya tarik permandian Air Wajo yang berada di Lingkungan Kawu-kawu, Kelurahan Pasarwajo, Kecamatan Pasarwajo, Kabupaten Buton, Sulawesi Tenggara. Bagi orang yang pertama kali datang

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