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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 hiker walks in the Zillertal Alps during an autumn day near the village of Ginzling, Austria, October 15, 2019. (Photo by Lisi Niesner/Reuters)

A hiker walks in the Zillertal Alps during an autumn day near the village of Ginzling, Austria, October 15, 2019. (Photo by Lisi Niesner/Reuters)
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11 Dec 2019 00:01:00
A person practices ski-joering at the Avoriaz resort in the French Alps on February 11, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP Photo)

A person practices ski-joering at the Avoriaz resort in the French Alps on February 11, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP Photo)
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08 Apr 2021 10:41:00
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
Musicians of the alphorn band "Holdersberger Alp- Traum- Blaeser" perform their skills on a raft floating on the Elbsee lake near Aitrang, southern Germany, on June 11, 2017. (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP Photo/DPA)

Musicians of the alphorn band "Holdersberger Alp- Traum- Blaeser" perform their skills on a raft floating on the Elbsee lake near Aitrang, southern Germany, on June 11, 2017. (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP Photo/DPA)
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13 Jun 2017 09:03:00
A picture made available on 17 September 2014 shows extreme athletes resting in hammocks on webbings stretched between rocks during the International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana, near Misurina, in the northern Italian Alps, Italy, 08 September 2014. (Photo by Balazs Mohai/EPA)

A picture made available on 17 September 2014 shows extreme athletes resting in hammocks on webbings stretched between rocks during the International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana, near Misurina, in the northern Italian Alps, Italy, 08 September 2014. (Photo by Balazs Mohai/EPA)
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20 Sep 2014 10:37:00