The pink hippopotamus of Roncq
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The pink hippopotamus of Roncq

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This is a view of the pink hippopotamus of Roncq. The shot was taken in april 2010, at the middle of the afternoon. More information on the legend of the pink hippopotamus on the web site of the city of Roncq : http://roncq.org/content/view/268/188/

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A: Inside the wood Leurent

Franck Masschelein作, ここから180メートル

This is a view from inside the wood Leurent in Roncq. The sun gives a nice effect on the leaves. The ...

Inside the wood Leurent

B: Paul Corteville center, school for blind guides dogs

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This is a view of the Paul Corteville center of Roncq, the school for blind guides dogs. The shot was...

Paul Corteville center, school for blind guides dogs

C: Park Wood Leurent

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This is a view from the park wood Leurent, in Roncq. It is a very pleasant place for walks. The shot ...

Park Wood Leurent

D: On the old railroads of the 'boucle des deux clochers'

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This is a view of the old railroad rails of the 'boucle des deux clochers' in Roncq, nearby the wood ...

On the old railroads of the 'boucle des deux clochers'

E: Old railroads in Roncq

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This is a view of old railroad rails in Roncq, nearby the wood Leurent. The shot was taken in june 20...

Old railroads in Roncq

F: Alphonse Loeul Communal Center for Social Action

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This is a view of the Communal Center for Social Action Alphonse Loeul of Roncq. At the back is the p...

Alphonse Loeul Communal Center for Social Action

G: The old stables

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This is a view of the hall of the old stables of Roncq, in the park of the town hall annex. The shot ...

The old stables

H: Church Saint-Piat, downtown Roncq, in the night

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This is a view of the downtown Roncq, by night. The lighting highlights the church Saint-Piat. We can...

Church Saint-Piat, downtown Roncq, in the night

I: Church Saint-Roch, Roncq Blanc-Four

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This is a view of the church Saint-Roch of Roncq Blanc-Four. The shot was taken in february 2010, in ...

Church Saint-Roch, Roncq Blanc-Four

J: Church Saint-Roch, Roncq Blanc-Four

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This is a view of the church Saint-Roch of Roncq Blanc-Four. The shot was taken in february 2010, in ...

Church Saint-Roch, Roncq Blanc-Four

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これはFrance領域の概要です

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.

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