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Silent Night Chapel where the Christmas carol first was sung

Silent Night Chapel where the Christmas carol first was sung

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...
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Windward Islands (Islands under the Wind)

Windward Islands (Islands under the Wind)

Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called such because they are more windward than the Leeward Islands, given that the prevailing winds in the area blow north.
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Leeward Islands (Islands over the Wind)

Leeward Islands (Islands over the Wind)

The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called "leeward" because the prevailing winds in the area blow from south to north. Thus, the Leeward Islands are downwind, on the backside, or leeward from the Windward Islands, the group of islands that first meet the Trade Winds coming from the south.
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Kiritimati, Kiribati (Christmas Island)

Kiritimati, Kiribati (Christmas Island)

Pronounced “Ki-ris-mas,” Kiritimati Island has a large infilled lagoon that gives it the largest land area (125 square miles, 321 square km) of any atoll in the world. Captain Cook named the atoll Christmas Island when he arrived on Christmas Eve in 1777. Used for nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s, the island is now valued for its marine and wildlife resources. It is particularly important...
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Galapagos Islands map overlay

Galapagos Islands map overlay

Galapagos Islands map overlay
The Galapagos Islands are found 1000 kilometres (600 miles) off the west coast of Ecuador, South America. The archipelago is made up of 13 large islands, 6 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets. The very first island is thought to have formed between 5 and 10 million years ago, as a result of tectonic activity. The youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina...
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Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Islands (historically the Sandwich Islands) in the Pacific Ocean. All of the Islands were formed by volcanoes arising from the sea floor through a vent described in geological theory as a hotspot.
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Japanese Islands

Japanese Islands

Japan, a country of islands, extends along the eastern or Pacific coast of Asia (Sea of Japen). The main islands, running from north to south.
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Nujoom Islands Project

Nujoom Islands Project

Nujoom Islands dubbed as the floating stars of Sharjah is a masterpiece in design and plan, distinctly divided in to 13 sectors with 10 islands and 3 main lands. A cluster of islands within a sprawling mainland these form ‘a city within the city’ over 60 million square feet. A genuine retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Nujoom Islands is designed for the highest quality of residen...
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Operation Santa Tracker

Operation Santa Tracker

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...
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Saronic Islands

Saronic Islands

The Saronic Islands are so named because they lie in the Saronic Gulf just off the Greek mainland. The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis Island (where the ancient Greek navy famously defeated the Persians in the Battle of Salamis), Aegina, Angistri, and Poros. The islands of Hydra and Dokos, which lie off the northeast tip of the Peloponnese (technically between the Saronic Gulf ...
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Bay of islands, paihia

Bay of islands, paihia

The Bay of Islands region has the finest maritime park in New Zealand with the 144 Islands and secluded bays. The Bay has an abundance of marine life, including the big marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species.
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House where the lyrics to Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was written

House where the lyrics to Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was written

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night
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