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|The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation consisting of some 33 atolls near the equator in the central Pacific. Before Europeans found the islands, they had been inhabited for two millennia by indigenous Micronesians. In 1820, the British named the islands the Gilbert Islands, after Captain Thomas Gilbert, who discovered some of the atolls in 1788. The islands eventually gained their indepen...||12/31/2005||414|
|120m-long mysterious triangle on the island, it looks like scratched the upper dust to expose the terrane for a long long time. But what for? Who did it?||11/17/2006||792|
|This is the birthplace of the Christmas carol "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night), which was first performed at the former St. Nikola parish church by the school master Franz Gruber and the young priest Joseph Mohr on Christmas Eve 1818, from where it spread out to the world. As in the 1890s several floods of the Salzach river destroyed large parts of Oberndorf, the church was finally demol...||12/26/2009||398|
|It's a map of Christmas Islands (South of Indonesia).||02/14/2006||459|
|On the Island of Uummannaq is the turf house of Santa Claus.|
In 1989 it was featured in the Danish TV-station DR's Christmas Calendar "Nissebanden i Grønland" (can't be translated to English).
North of the site there are some Panoramio Photos showing it but at the wrong location.
|Little airport lost in the Pacific....||10/07/2005||340|
|This file has the North Pole rendered out in Google Earth. Also on Christmas Eve, Santa, his reindeer and a sleigh full of gifts departs the North Pole and visits all the good children throughout the world. Hundreds of locations will be visited and at all the locations, where Santa was sighted, Santa will leave a gift that opens up Christmas Day. Also watch throughout the year as the scene at t...||12/22/2006||4,885|
|In a now non existing house at the chrch of Mariapfarr the Austrian priest Joseph Mohr wrote the text to the most famous Christmas Carol, Stille Nacht or Silent Night in english in 1816 and Franz Xaver Gruber made the music to it. Christmas 1818 it was sung for the first time in public at a chapel in Oberndorf near Salzburg.|
|The American island that has banned motorized vehicle for more than a century remains a living Victorian community.|
The island has a year-round population of approximately 500, mostly in the historic community of Mackinac Island located on the southern tip and in the community of "Harrisonville" farther inland. The population grows considerably in the resort season, when it is crowded wi...
|Cockatoo Island is an island in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The island was originally used as a prison and later developed as a shipyard. Many naval ships were built and maintained at Cockatoo Island Dockyard. The shipyard was closed during the 1980s. In late March 2005 the island was re-opened to the public for the Cockatoo Island Festival, after two and a half years of planning.||11/03/2007||1,273|
|Also known as Bouvetoya Island, this island was in the movie AvP as the site of the Predator's pyramid. The location in the movie (according to their satellite images) of the island is incorrect. I'm working on another image overlay for their island location.||12/15/2005||703|
|The island shown here is Pitcairn Island, the island on which the sailors from the British ship HMS Bounty settled after their mutiny in 1790. High cliffs surround most of the island, making access difficult—likely a primary reason the mutineers chose Pitcairn. The center of the island is green, covered with a dense forest. The island’s only inhabitants (descendants of the Bounty mutineers and ...||08/02/2006||1,467|