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Pont d'Avignon
France
Copyright: Jakub Hruska
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Uploaded: 26/09/2010
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Gatehouse of Saint-Bénezet Bridge
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Notre-Dame-des-Doms
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Notre-Dame-des-Doms de Aviñon
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Teatro en la Plaza del Palacio de Aviñon
Bernhard Vogl
Pope's Palace
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Plaza del Palacio de Aviñon
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Plaza del Palacio de Aviñon
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Le Palais des Papes at Avignon
Bernhard Vogl
Pope's Palace Front
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Palace of Popes in Avignon
Uwe Buecher
Palace of the Popes
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Col de l'Arc close to Pic St Michel on the edge of the Vercors
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Tibetan dwellings---qiangjiuzhuoma home 2 Nyingchi tibet
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Dhow in Souk Sharq
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Panchiao railway station
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White Island
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Rockies, Mt. Maculot
Tibor Illes
Bathory-Express - veteran Polish bus
Marcio Cabral
Torres del Paine at sunrise
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Anawangin Cove, Zambales, Philippines
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Tungchin st panchiao taiwan
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Ferris Wheel at Hawally Park
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The Milky way above the Piton de la Fournaise
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On the road F88 near Herðubreið
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Corridor to Fontana dei Putti in Villa Taranto
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On the supporting arch of Opárno bridge
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Kitchen in the Palace of the Popes
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The Small Furstenberska Garden
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Below the Nürnberger Burg
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On the way to Furkapass
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Vasamuseet
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Viti crater rim in Askja caldera
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Leirhnjúkur crater row in Krafla caldera
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Fencing training
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Gallery of Roštejn castle
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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.