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Marquis Philipppe
Cabine2
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Pic Du Cabaliros
Vincent Vermorel
Lagües lake (2031 m)
Nicolas Bernard
Lac de la Fache
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Lac de la Fache
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Col de la Fache
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Pic de la Grande Fache
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Gran Facha
Lademanda manda
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Lademanda manda
EMBALSE DE PECICO
Viden Natzev
Sezos dans les Pyrenees
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Pyrenees - Vazos coute Luz Saint Saveur
Manuel Gine
VOLTES DEL CIRC
Thomas Bredenfeld
Suworow Monument and Devil's Bridge on the Gotthard route in Switzerland
Jakub Hruska
Aboard Norröna
Alexander Saranchuk
Crossroad bl. Shevchenko - Pushkinskaya st. - Premier Palace Hotel - Kiev - Ukraine
Daniel Oi
University of Glasgow, Undercroft
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Sculpture by the Sea - by Hugh Ramage
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Burroughs Mountain, WA, USA
Tibor Illes
Onion House Cultural centre (Hagymaház) - Theatre auditorium - planning Imre Makovecz
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Golestan Palace - Iran - Tehran [3]
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Volcano Summit
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Summit of Stromboli
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Sculpture by the Sea - by Jörg-Werner Schmidt
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Cathedrale St Andre
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Sandstone in Labetxu
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Ziburu (Ciboure), village of the Basque Country
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shepherd's bush
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Hondarribia's San Pedro Street
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Arraiotz
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Brèche de Roland
More About France

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.