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Garoonka Muqdisho – The symbol of peace and sport in Mogadishu
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Garoonka Muqdisho – The symbol of peace and sport in Mogadishu

The facility was constructed in 1977 during the Siad Barre administration. Following the start of the civil war in the early 1990s, the stadium was used as a base by various armed factions. A few football matches were from that period intermittently stage...
Ruinas de Ingapirca – An archeological site of Inca civilization in Ingapirca
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Ruinas de Ingapirca – An archeological site of Inca civilization in Ingapirca

These are the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. Ingapirka is a Quichua word that means Wall of the Inca. The construction, made at the beginning of the 16th century, which is presumed to have been an observatory of the sun and the moon. The Temple o...
Itsukushima Shrine Torii – The red floating gate in Itsukushima
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii – The red floating gate in Itsukushima

The most recognizable and famous feature of the Itsukushima shrine complex, the torii gate is 15 meters high, made of wear-resistant camphor wood. The torii appear to be hovering only at low tide. When the tide is low, it is only accessible on foot fro...
Pelican Point Lighthouse – The holiday lighthouse in Walvis Bay
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Pelican Point Lighthouse – The holiday lighthouse in Walvis Bay

A lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from Pelican Point, a long sandbar guarding Walvis Bay. It was opened by the South African government in 1932. The round, cast-iron, 34-meter-high tower is painted in horizontal black and white bands. Next to t...
Ascension Cathedral – The wooden miracle in Almaty
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Ascension Cathedral – The wooden miracle in Almaty

In the late 19th century the first bishops of the Turkistan eparchy discussed the need for a Russian Orthodox Church in Almaty. In 1903, the bishop of Turkestan and Tashkent, Paisii consecrated the foundation of the church. Ascension Cathedral completed ...
Palacio Salvo – One of the most iconic landmarks of America in Montevideo
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Palacio Salvo – One of the most iconic landmarks of America in Montevideo

The building was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, who used a similar design for his Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finished in 1928, Palacio Salvo stands 100 meters high. The Art Deco-Ecl...
Baalbek Temple Complex – The impressive Roman archeological site in Baalbek
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Baalbek Temple Complex – The impressive Roman archeological site in Baalbek

The temple complex is considered an outstanding archaeological and artistic site of Imperial Roman Architecture. The complex in Baalbek is made up of three edifices: The temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Bacchus, and the circular shaped Temple of Venus. Th...
That Luang – The national symbol of Laos in Vientiane
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That Luang – The national symbol of Laos in Vientiane

A gold-covered large Buddhist stupa and one of most impressive religious structures in Laos. It was founded in the 3rd century to house the breastbone of Buddha, which was brought to Laos by an Indian missionary. King Saysetthathirath ordered the construc...
Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India dies in Lucknow
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Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India dies in Lucknow

An Indian politician and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women's emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important figure in India's struggle for independence from colonial rule. Born in 1879, in a Bengali family in Hyderabad, Naidu w...
Citadelle Laferrière – A symbol of Haitian independence in Milot
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Citadelle Laferrière – A symbol of Haitian independence in Milot

The largest fortress in the Americas, situated on the Bonnet à l'Evêque mountaintop in Nord, Haiti. Its construction was commissioned in 1805, by the Haitian revolutionary and leader Henri Christophe, and was the axis of Haiti's new independent defense st...
Manic Street Preachers – The birthplace of the great alternative rock band in Blackwood
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Manic Street Preachers – The birthplace of the great alternative rock band in Blackwood

A Welsh rock band formed in 1986 at Oakdale Comprehensive School, Blackwood, South Wales, which all the band members attended. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield (vocals - guitar) and Sean Moore (drums - percussion), plus Nicky Wire (bass)....
Gospa od Skrpjela Island – The “Our Lady of the Rocks” in Perast
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Gospa od Skrpjela Island – The “Our Lady of the Rocks” in Perast

According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Virgin Mary and Child on the rock in the sea in 1452. The sailors, returning from a voyage, threw a rock into the Gulf. Over time...

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