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Wil is the capital of the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Wil in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
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Wil is the third largest city in the Canton of St. Gallen, after the city of St. Gallen and Rapperswil-Jona, a twin city that merged in 2006. The municipality of Bronschhofen merged into Wil on 1 January 2013.
In 1984, Wil was awarded the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.
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From  Switzerland
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NOVI SAD _ 0444

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Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the administrative seat of Vojvodina, and the administrative center of the South Bačka District.
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PORT OF VIGO _ 0443

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The shipbuilding tradition begins in to the early Twentieth century, with the appearance of the first small steam fishing boats. One of these early models, known as the “Vigo type steamer” was very popular all around the coast of Spain and North Africa. Hundreds of this type were built.
Another decisive moment of development was in the 1960s, when the new freezer trawlers, which revolutionised the fishing industry, were first built. Vigo shipyards have always been leaders in the field of fishing vessels and a constant point of reference.
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From  Spain
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ROYAL SWEDEN _ 0443

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Some of the governmentally recognized (royal) members of the Swedish Royal Family in 2012.

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From  Sweden
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MOOSE _ 0442

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The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic (“twig-like”) configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years.
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From  Sweden
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SANT CLIMENT DE TAULL _ 0441

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Sant Climent de Taüll also known as the Church of St. Clement of Tahull is a Roman Catholic church. It is a form of Romanesque architecture that contains magnificent Romanesque art. Other influences include the Lombard and Byzantine styles, which can be seen throughout the exterior and interior of the building. The church is a basilica plan structure with three naves, (each of them with a terminal apse) and large columns separating the side naves. Connecting to the church is a slim bell tower that has six floors plus a base.
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From Spain
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TODDY TAPPER IN SRI LANKA _ 0440

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A toddy tapper walks on a rope between two coconut trees in Induruwa, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 28, 2012. Toddy, sap of coconut palm, is mainly used to produce coconut arrack, an alcoholic beverage. To collect the sap, the flower bud is cut at the tip before it blossoms and a pot is hung to collect it. This traditional method of collecting toddy is becoming a rare scene largely due to non- availability of skilled hands.

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From Sri Lanka
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GOLDEN TEMPLE OF DAMBULLA _ 0439

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The rock of Dambulla is the centre of a Buddhist cave-temple complex established in the 3rd century B.C. and occupied continuously to this day. Its location has marked a transportation node between the Eastern and Western Dry Zones and between the Dry Zones and the central mountains throughout the history of Sri Lanka. The cave-temple complex is established on an inselberg or erosional remnant of importance in the study of the island’s geological history. The 25 hectare site proposed for inscription also includes evidence of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period, including the recently excavated megalithic cemetery at Ibbankatuwa.
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From Sri Lanka
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