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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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Aerial view of Melbourne (photo: writer93, absfreepic.com).

Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne (/ˈmɛlbərn/) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The name "Melbourne" refers to an urban agglomeration spanning 9,900 km2 (3,800 sq mi), which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its

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Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine as seen from the Park Hyatt Tokyo

Meiji Shrine,Tokyo

  Meiji Shrine (明治神宮 Meiji Jingū), located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. The shrine does not contain the emperor's grave, which is located at Fushimi-momoyama, south of Kyoto.           History     After the emperor's death in 1912, the

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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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Lake Bled, Slovenia, taken from western end of lake at twilight, Oct. 2013 (author: Edwardwexler, 2013).

Lake Bled, Slovenia

      Lake Bled (Slovene: Blejsko jezero; German: Bleder See, Veldeser See) is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The area is a tourist destination. The lake is 35 km (22 mi) from Ljubljana International Airport and 55 km (34 mi)

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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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Neues Palais today, Potsdam (author: MaryG90, 2012).

Brandenburg and Potsdam as The Capital, Germany

    Brandenburg (Low German: Brannenborg, Lower Sorbian: Bramborska) is one of the sixteen federated states of Germany. It lies in the northeast of the country covering an area of 29,478 square kilometers and has 2.45 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Potsdam. Brandenburg surrounds but does not include the

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The Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India

            The Ajanta Caves site are mentioned in the memoirs of several medieval era Chinese Buddhist travelers to India and by a Mughal era official of Akbar era in early 17th century.They were covered by jungle until accidentally "discovered" and brought to the Western attention in 1819 by a colonial British

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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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Tourist Attraction on Al Khazneh or The Treasury at Petra (author: Leon Petrosyan, 2014).

Petra, The Rock-Cut Architecture, Jordan

    Petra (Arabic: البترا, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα), originally known as Raqmu to the Nabataeans, is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color

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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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The Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, India (photo: writer93 on absfreepic.com)

The Golden Temple, Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

  Sri Harmandir Sahib (The abode of God) (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ), also Sri Darbar Sahib (Punjabi: ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ, Punjabi pronunciation: [dəɾbɑɾ sɑhɪb]) and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Amritsar (literally, the tank of nectar of immortality)

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Borobudur Temple, Mahayana Buddhist Temple.

            Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72

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The 9th century Hindu Trimurti temple Prambanan, located on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java province

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta

    Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta

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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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Night traffic on the base of The Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower (/ˈaɪfəl ˈtaʊər/ EYE-fəl TOWR; French: Tour Eiffel, pronounced: [tuʁ‿ɛfɛl]) is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair,

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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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Lake Superior, creating access to the wonders of the Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Apostle Islands, Bayfield Peninsula, Wisconsin

  The Apostle Islands are a group of 22 islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin. The majority of the islands are located in Ashland County—only Sand, York, Eagle, and Raspberry Islands are located in Bayfield County. All the islands except for Madeline Island are part of

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The Duomo Church.

Pienza, Tuscany, Central Italy

  Pienza was rebuilt from a village called Corsignano, which was the birthplace (1405) of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Italian: Enea Silvio Piccolomini), a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became Pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance

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Angkor Wat seen across lake in old green

Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត or "Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 sq meters). It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end

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Rice terraces of Ueyama in Ojiro, Kami

San’in Kaigan Geopark, Japan.

The San'in Kaigan Geopark (山陰海岸ジオパーク?) is a geopark in Japan. The area was declared a Japanese Geopark in 2008, and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2010. The underlying themes of the geopark are "geological features, the natural environment, people's lives, and the formation of the Sea of Japan". This geologically

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E1060 leaving Ambarawa with Merbabu behind

Ambarawa Steam Railway Museum

    The Ambarawa Railway Museum, (Indonesian: Museum Kereta Api Ambarawa) is a museum located in Ambarawa in Central Java, Indonesia. The museum focuses on the collection of steam locomotives, the remains of the closing of the 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) railway line. Ambarawa in the old Dutch Colonial Government era was a military

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, California.

    One of the most iconic object in United State is this  The Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco. Opened in 1937 , it links City of San Fransisco to Marin County, was the longest  suspension bridge main span in the world for almost 4 decades. It's still the most beautiful and

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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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Notre-Dame de Paris, Our Lady of Paris

Notre Dame de Paris, Our Lady of Paris, France.

  As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris, currently Cardinal André Vingt-Trois. The cathedral treasury contains a reliquary which houses some of Catholicism's most important relics, including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of

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The Temple Mount,

Holy City Jerusalem, Israel.

    Jerusalem. Hebrew :  יְרוּשָׁלַיִם  (Yerushalayim) Aramaic:  יְרוּשְׁלֶם  (Yərushəlem) Arabic:  القُدس  (al-Quds)   According to the Biblical tradition, King David conquered the city from the Jebusites and established it as the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel, and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple. These foundational events, straddling the dawn

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Barra da Tijuca.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, a state of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court

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Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas), are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to

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Miss Liberty, Statue of Liberty, New York.

  The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel

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Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

View of Red Square looking northwest from St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.     Red Square (Russian: Кра́сная пло́щадь, tr. Krásnaya Plóshchaď; IPA: [ˈkrasnəjə ˈploɕːətʲ]) is a city square (plaza) in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant

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Vienna, Austria.

    Vienna (i/viˈɛnə/; German: Wien, pronounced [viːn]) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political

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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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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey London, Western façade (photo credit: Creative Commons).   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the most notable

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St. Mary’s Basilica, Kraków, Poland.

Exterior of the St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow, Poland.   Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven (also known as St. Mary's Church; Polish: Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny (Kościół Mariacki)) is a Brick Gothic church re-built in the 14th century (originally built in the early 13th century), adjacent to the Main Market

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US Air Force Hercules fly-pass over Niagara Falls (photo: garyrabbit on absfreepic.com).

Niagara Falls

  Niagara Falls (/naɪˈæɡrə/, Cayuga: Gahnawehtaˀ or Tgahnawęhtaˀ) is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to smallest,

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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Ungasan, Bali.

      One Place To Share Your Moments         An epic adventure becomes a reality for people of all ages at GWK Cultural Park. A view of a breathtaking monument, classic attractions, fantasy experience and modern technology blends in and transpire as you explore this unique cultural park. From the classic epic of the adventure

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Astonishing Waterfalls in Shillong Nohkalikai-falls-Meghalaya, India.

Astonishing Waterfalls in Shillong  Nohkalikai-falls-Meghalaya. Mawsynram is a small village located on the East Khasi Hills of northeast Meghalaya state. The place is known as the wettest place on Earth with an annual rainfall of 11,872 mm. Meghalaya also host another wettest place call Cherrapunji next to the Mawsynram and receives

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Warsaw, Poland.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Jezusowego).   Built in the early 20th century, this is one of the most impressive religious buildings in the capital. In 1923, Pope Pius XI consecrated the temple and gave it the title of the Minor Basilica. The architecture of the temple

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Ogród Botaniczny Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Warszawie (aurthor: Albertyanks, 2012).

The PAN Botanical Garden in Powsin, Warsaw, Poland

  Located at ulica Prawdziwka 2 in Powsin (on the southern border of Warsaw, in the direction of Konstancin). With an area of about 40 hectares, the botanical garden came into existence in 1974, thanks to the initiative of the PAN President, the instigator of this small 'revolt' in horticulture was Professor

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Edward Rydz-Śmigły Park (Park im. Edwarda Rydza-Śmigłego), Warsaw, Poland.

Edward Rydz-Śmigły Park. Located in: Powiśle, ulica Rozbrat. Warsaw's youngest park was established between 1953-1964; it consists of several large gardens in Warsaw's Powiśle area, totalling about 90 hectares. At the top of the garden area is Frascati Park: this very foreign-sounding name was inspired by a very green and earthy Italian

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Krasiński Garden (Ogród Krasińskich), Warsaw, Poland.

Krasiński Garden (Ogród Krasińskich) Located in: Śródmieście, at Plac Krasińskich. This garden emerged in the second half of the 17th century, on the area of Jan Dobrogost Krasiński's palace. It was designed by Tylman of Gameren, a prominent architect of the day of King Jan III Sobieski. Today, it boasts some ancient

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Wisata Berau, Kalimantan Timur.

Resort di Pulau Maratua, Kabupaten Berau, Kalimantan Timur. ( BARRY KUSUMA ). JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Bupati Berau Muharram menuturkan, pemerintah daerah tengah melakukan inventarisasi sumber-sumber pariwisata untuk dikembangkan pada 2017. Menurut Muharram, untuk memaksimalkan potensi pariwisata Berau, tak hanya pemerintah daerah yang perlu bergerak namun juga diperlukan peran investor untuk turut memajukan

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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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