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The Triple Frontier is the tri-border region where the borders of 3 countries meet: Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. While there are many triple borders in the world, this in particular is formed naturally by the convergence of two rivers - the Parana River and the Iguazu River. The Triple Frontier is an important tourist area.
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:11 pm



Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

This is an amazing Fairy-Tale flower tunnel In Japan
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:11 pm



Avillion Port, Malaysia
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:12 pm



A Symphony Of Colors, Awesome Railroad, Western Maryland, USA
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:12 pm



Filitheyo island beach, Maldives
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:13 pm



Drakensberg (the Dragon Mountains), South Africa —
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:49 pm



Microsoft - 1978 vs. 2008
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Post  Michael AF on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:35 pm



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Post  Michael AF on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:52 am



This is one of my favorite pictures of my father. Happy Holidays! xShannon —
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Post  Michael AF on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:25 pm

Solvay Hut: A Precarious Mountain Hut at Matterhorn, Switzerland:




The Solvay Hut is located on the north-eastern ridge of the Matterhorn, near Zermatt in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. At 4,003 meters (13,133 feet) it is the highest mountain hut owned by the Swiss Alpine Club, the largest mountaineering club in Switzerland. Mountain huts are intended to provide food and shelter to mountaineers, climbers and hikers. But Solvay Hut can be used only in case of emergency. About two thirds up the mountain, 743 m above the Hörnli Hut and 475 m below the summit, many Matterhorn climbers have rested on the small ledge outside the hut admiring the spectacular view of all the Monte Rosa summits.

The hut was built in August 1915. All the building material was brought up to the Hörnli Hut at 3260 meter by help of animals. From there a small temporary cable car was used to transport the material up to the building site at 4000 meter. The hut was erected within only five days. In 1966 the hut was rebuilt and in 1976 an emergency telephone was installed.
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Post  Michael AF on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm



where the Baltic and North Seas meet.
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Post  Michael AF on Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:35 pm



In our series on beautiful places around the world, we take you to Iceland. This is the Skógafoss waterfall situated in the south of Iceland. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.
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Post  Michael AF on Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:19 pm



The real-life hills of the Windows XP wallpaper
While many people think the Windows image is a digital creation, it was actually snapped in California’s Sonoma Valley.

Photographer Chuck O’Rear took it as he drove along Highway 121. And he must be glad he did, he received one of the largest amounts ever paid to a living, working photographer.

It is predicted the image has been seen by and enjoyed by billions of people -- even some Mac users
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Post  Michael AF on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:50 pm



Natural Swimming Pool♥
Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Post  Michael AF on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:16 am



The Pan-American Highway - Chile !!!!
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Post  Michael AF on Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:40 pm



In our series on beautiful places around the world, we take you to this amazingly colourful street in Agueda, Portugal. It is appropriately called the Umbrella Street.
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Post  Michael AF on Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:29 pm

DID YOU KNOW? This is the biggest (man-made) hole in the world!



This enormous hole is a diamond mine in Mirna, Siberia. It measures 525 metre deep and 1.25 km in diameter, making it the biggest man-made hole in the world. The suction from the hole is so powerful that helicopters flying over it have crashed.
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:59 am



AMAZING! Believe it or not, these award-winning structures in japan are merely electrical towers! Super Creative Electricity Transmission Line Towers. They even managed to bring out gender differences in them!
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:04 am



In our series on beautiful places around the world, we take you to the wilderness of Australia. This is 'Wave Rock' in Hyden, Western Australia. It formed over 60 million years ago, and its unique shape was caused by weathering and water erosion.
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:02 pm



SAN BOLDO PASS - AMAZING PASS :-

The San Boldo Pass is a small mountain pass in the Italian Veneto region between the towns Trichiana (329 m) and Tovena in the Cison di Valmarino region (272 m) over a distance of 17 km (11 mi).
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Post  Michael AF on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:03 pm



The Dark Hedges in Ireland

The Dark Hedges is a unique stretch of the Bregagh Road near Armoy, in Ireland, that looks like something from a Tim Burton movie. Over the past 300 years or so, the Beech trees guarding either side of the lane have reached up and across to each other, becoming heavily intertwined to create a natural arched tunnel where shadow and light plays through entwined branches.

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House, which is now a golf club. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
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