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Hotel IBIS St. Charles Marseille
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Spanish High Speed Train AVE S100
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Spanish High Speed Train AVE S100
Flyprod.aerial - Franck Marchand Maillet
Gare SNCF de Marseille Saint Charles by Flyprod
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La gare st charles
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Gare st charles 3
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Gare Marseille Saint Charles - TGV
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SNCF TGV Duplex 2nd Class
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Entrée du palais longchamp
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Le palais Longchamp
Bertrand de LACLOS
Marseille, Canebière, trompe-l'oeil
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Premier etage du Palais Longchamp
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Cours Julien
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Väänälänranta, Siilinjärvi by night
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Sylvia Plath’s grave at Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge
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Ice lake Baikal
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Puebla Cathedral; Aerial View
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The Strange Old Library (Místodržitelský letohrádek) - 3
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Lviv zakat
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Abandoned school workshops
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Green airglow and lightpollution over Roque de los Muchachos
Luis Erantzcani
Amanecer en poza azul, Cuatro Ciénagas
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Rejviz World War Memorial
bibouroku tabito
Autumn colour of Tokeiin Temple (3)
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View from the stalls at Hulme Hippodrome, June 2013
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ICE Train Presentation in London St. Pancras
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Rim Last Tonem Sky
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Wien Kärntner Strasse 12-2006
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Garden Sultan Palace
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Moonless Night near Las Vegas
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Elevador da Gloria
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Palmyra Temple of Bel
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Aleppocitadel2 Picknick
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Fischerhude
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Oebb Sleeping Car
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ICE - Metropolitan
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France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.