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Aiguille du Midi In The French Alps

The name “Aiguille du Midi” translates literally as “Needle of the Noon” or “Needle of the South”. It gets its name from its tapered form and from its position when viewed from Chamonix: it approximately indicates noon when the sun passes over its summit.
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27 Dec 2013 10:52:00
Artists perform during the opening show directed by German director Volker Hesse, on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel,   at the fairground Rynaecht at the northern portal in Erstfeld, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (Photo by Ruben Sprich\Pool Photo via AP Photo)

Artists perform during the opening show directed by German director Volker Hesse, on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel, at the fairground Rynaecht at the northern portal in Erstfeld, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The construction of the 57 kilometer long tunnel began in 1999, the breakthrough was in 2010. After the official opening on June 1, the commercial operation will start in December 2016. (Photo by Ruben Sprich\Pool Photo via AP Photo)
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02 Jun 2016 11:29:00
A reflection of the Alps mountain Nordkette is seen in the ski googles of Anders Bardal of Norway

A reflection of the Alps mountain “Nordkette” is seen in the ski googles of Anders Bardal of Norway during the training round of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event at the 60th Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Bergisel on January 3, 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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04 Jan 2012 14:00:00
A sledding dog is covered in ice after spending the night in the open air with his musher at the polar base of Val-Cenis, as they ready for the next stage of the 12th edition of “La Grande Odyssee” sledding race across the Alps on January 17, 2016 in Val Cenis Lanslevillard. (Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP Photo)

A sledding dog is covered in ice after spending the night in the open air with his musher at the polar base of Val-Cenis, as they ready for the next stage of the 12th edition of “La Grande Odyssee” sledding race across the Alps on January 17, 2016 in Val Cenis Lanslevillard. (Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP Photo)
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19 Jan 2016 08:05:00
The Titlis Cliff Walk

The Titlis Cliff Walk in the Swiss Alps took five months to build and is thought to be Europe's highest suspension bridge, at a stomach-turning 9,800ft (3,000m) above sea level.
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19 Dec 2012 12:06:00
The waning moon is setting over the mountain “Les Cornettes de Bise” located at the border of the Haute-Savoie and the Valais canton of Switzerland in the Chablais Alps, photographed from Glutieres, January 7, 2015. (Photo by Anthony Anex/EPA)

The waning moon is setting over the mountain “Les Cornettes de Bise” located at the border of the Haute-Savoie and the Valais canton of Switzerland in the Chablais Alps, photographed from Glutieres, January 7, 2015. (Photo by Anthony Anex/EPA)
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15 Apr 2015 12:53:00
A goat begs for food as people have a meal and beer at the Beichelstein-Alpe outdoor restaurant near Seeg, southern Germany, on March 27, 2017. (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP Photo/DPA)

A goat begs for food as people have a meal and beer at the Beichelstein-Alpe outdoor restaurant near Seeg, southern Germany, on March 27, 2017. (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP Photo/DPA)
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29 Mar 2017 09:43:00
A Google balloon sails through the air with the Southern Alps mountains in the background, in Tekapo, New Zealand. (Photo by Jon Shenk/Associated Press)

“Google is launching balloons into near space to provide internet access to buildings below on the ground. About 30 of the superpressure balloons are being launched from New Zealand from where they will drift around the world on a controlled path. Attached equipment will offer 3G-like speeds to 50 testers in the country”. – BBC News. Photo: A Google balloon sails through the air with the Southern Alps mountains in the background, in Tekapo, New Zealand. (Photo by Jon Shenk/Associated Press)
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16 Jun 2013 10:54:00