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Capturing the true essence of Christmas, Lapland is the perfect place to take your family for the holiday period. Situated in the arctic regions of northern Sweden, Finland and Norway, there are a villages in each country around where you can enjoy the full festive experience.
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23 Dec 2014 14:30:00
Top Tables By Olze & Wilkens

The Berlin & Freiburg-based duo deftly translates the scale of the lightly stained woodgrain to create the winsome scenes. From swimsuit-clad sunbathers on a sparsely populated beach to cabins against a backdrop of fresh snow, it takes just a couple well-placed elements, digitally printed on plywood, to suggest an aerial image on the otherwise unassuming tabletop.
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09 Mar 2014 10:33:00
A young hunter rests next to his tamed golden eagle during an annual hunters competition at Almaty hippodrome, Kazakhstan February 9, 2018. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

A young hunter rests next to his tamed golden eagle during an annual hunters competition at Almaty hippodrome, Kazakhstan February 9, 2018. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)
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16 Feb 2018 00:03:00
A local man looks at a church on top of the Katskhi Pillar, rock mass about 40 meters high, in the village of Katskhi, Georgia, November 27, 2015. The church, built in the ninth century, was later abandoned and it collapsed but was rebuilt in 2003, according to local media. (Photo by David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A local man looks at a church on top of the Katskhi Pillar, rock mass about 40 meters high, in the village of Katskhi, Georgia, November 27, 2015. The church, built in the ninth century, was later abandoned and it collapsed but was rebuilt in 2003, according to local media. (Photo by David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)
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29 Nov 2015 08:00:00
Mask dancers take part in a parade during the the International Festival of Masquerade Games “Surva” in the town of Pernik, some 30 km from Sofia, Bulgaria, January 31, 2016. (Photo by Vassil Donev/EPA)

Mask dancers take part in a parade during the the International Festival of Masquerade Games “Surva” in the town of Pernik, some 30 km from Sofia, Bulgaria, January 31, 2016. (Photo by Vassil Donev/EPA)
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01 Feb 2016 13:31:00


“Redneck is a historically derogatory slang term used in reference to poor white farmers in the Southern United States. It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Alabama), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks), and white trash (but without the last term's suggestions of immorality).

The Redneck Games are held in East Dublin, Georgia annually. The games were started by General Manager for WQZY-FM «Y96»; Mac Davis in response to a comment made by the media; that when the 1996 Olympic Games went to Atlanta, it would be held by a group of rednecks”. – Wikipedia

Photo: Barbara “Redneck Queen” Bailey shows the crowd the proper way to do the Bellyflop during the 13th Annual Summer Redneck Games July 11, 2009 in East Dublin, Georgia. Bailey won the event several year running in the 1990s. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
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10 Jul 2011 10:55:00


For a long time the laws of Canada have explicitly banned gambling in any form. This may be the reason why the country does not have so many gambling establishments as the USA - but their quality surely makes up for the quantity. The first Canadian casino was opened in Dawson City, Yukon, in 1972 - it was the first one after gambling has been banned in the country in 1892. The Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Casino did not operate for long, though. The first permanent commercial casino was opened in 1989, and it was the first of many - there are currently 75 casinos operating on Canadian soil.
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16 Sep 2014 12:19:00
Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan's only female war-ready fighter pilot watches an airforce jet about to take off at Mushaf base in Sargodha, north Pakistan June 7, 2013. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan's only female war-ready fighter pilot watches an airforce jet about to take off at Mushaf base in Sargodha, north Pakistan June 7, 2013. Farooq, from Punjab province's historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade – there are five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat. A growing number of women have joined Pakistan's defence forces in recent years as attitudes towards women change. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)
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16 Jun 2013 10:21:00