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Rod de Caralp
France
Copyright: Philippe guintoli
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 7314x3657
Uppladdad: 12/06/2010
Uppdaterad: 27/02/2012
Visningar: 118
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Jordi Porteros
Castell de Foix
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le pont du diable
Stéphane Meurisse
Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees
Stéphane Meurisse
Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees
Stéphane Meurisse
Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees
eric belin
chapelle rupestre de Vals
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Le centre ville de Massat
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Le col du saraille
Stéphane Meurisse
Etang Appy Ariege Pyrenees
Stéphane Meurisse
Etang Appy Ariege Pyrenees
Mark Fink
Rear Portico Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park NY
Tom Sadowski
Fish Wheel #66 on the Banks of the Copper River, Near Chitina, Alaska
Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE
PK9 beach of Fakarava
Janne
More noctilucent clouds
Marcin Klaban
During the Warsaw Uprising
Andrea Biffi
San Carlo by night
Kostas Kaltsas
Agios Nikolaos
Vil Muhametshin
Ice fishing at Lielupe River, Latvia
Jedsada Puangsaichai
The Sanctuary of Truth, North Wing
Andrey Yavolovsky
The Monument: The Chronicle of Georgia
Philippe GUINTOLI
Rod de Caralp
Philippe GUINTOLI
Castella 2
Mer om 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.