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The graduation tower of Bad Koesel

The graduation tower of Bad Koesel

A graduation tower (often falsely called saltworks) consists of a wooden frame, which is filled with brushwood bundles (predominant black thorn). It serves grading, i.e. increasing the salt amount of a brine. By letting the brine the graduation tower run down, wind and sun contribute to evaporating the water existing in the brine. At the same time impurities of the brine (e.g. lime or gypsum) i...
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Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony (?) at California State University in Long Beach, although not sure really since the image date is July 31???
No rating yet02/08/20091,809Google Earth Logo
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Holy Mass preparation

Holy Mass preparation

Holy Mass preparation on St. Peter Square in the Vatican
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Funeral preparation

Funeral preparation

A grave in a cemetery in Wuppertal has been dug and is prepared for a funeral.
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Raids against belgian airfields, like this one at St.Trond, 15 August 1944

Raids against belgian airfields, like this one at St.Trond, 15 August 1944

1,004 aircraft - 599 Lancasters, 385 Halifaxes, 19 Mosquitos, 1 Lightning - attacked 9 airfields in Holland and Belgium in preparation for a renewed night offensive against Germany. Visibility was perfect and all raids were considered successful. 3 Lancasters lost.
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Sail of USS Parche (SSN-683)

Sail of USS Parche (SSN-683)

USS Parche (SSN-683), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the parche (pronounced with two equal syllables: /ˌpɑrˈtʃeɪ/), a small, coral reef butterfly fish.

The sail of the Parche was moved in summer 2006 next to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in preparation for a maritime park in downtown Bremerton.
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Sand Quay repair ramps, Saltash

Sand Quay repair ramps, Saltash

The lines encrusted in seaweed are concrete ramps at Sand Quay, Saltash. During World War 2 they were used for repair of U.S. landing craft in preparation for the D-Day landings. The site is now a registered monument.
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Ibstone Windmill - Turville, Buckinghamshire

Ibstone Windmill - Turville, Buckinghamshire

Ibstone windmill, a smock mill, last worked during the First World War. However it gained a new lease of life in 1967 when it was fitted with mock sails and fantail in preparation for its appearance in the feature film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", as the workshop of the inventor, Caractacus Potts. TV series "Good Night Mr. Tom" and "The Vicar of Dibley" were also filmed nearby.
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Handley Page Victor K.2 XH672 at Cosford

Handley Page Victor K.2 XH672 at Cosford

Moving up to Cosford we find XH672, a K.2 and an Operation Granby veteran. XH672 was initially ordered as a B.1 but produced as a B.2 in the first batch of them, converted to SR.2 (the fifth such conversion), she was later the final K.2 conversion. Served with 543, 57 and 55 squadrons. Maid Marian is her moniker and she carries artwork and mission markings on her port nose. She has spent 12 yea...
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Syrian Air Base Tyias - Home of the MiG-25 Foxbat

Syrian Air Base Tyias - Home of the MiG-25 Foxbat

The Syrian Air Force was established in 1948 upon the graduation of the first class of Syrian pilots from British flight schools. It is tasked with military air operations and ground-based air defense.

The Air Force, which was independent of Army Command, consisted of about 100,000 regular and 37,500 reserve officers and men. In 1985 its 9 fighter-ground attack squadrons and an ...
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BEM Monge A601 in Boston

BEM Monge A601 in Boston

The BEM Monge, a ship which conducts tests and measures as part of the French Navy, recently docked in Boston Harbor.

On Monday, June 21st, the Monge hosted a reception to mark the 2010 Journée d’Appel de Préparation à la Défense, an annual day where French youth learn about French defense (in terms of international law and European geopolitics) as well as the different military...
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Aerial photo of Station 137 - Lavenham-Alpheton

Aerial photo of Station 137 - Lavenham-Alpheton

Home of the 487th Bomb Group (H) from 22. Sep. 1943 to 7. Nov. 1945.

The group flew both the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the Eighth Air Force's strategic bombing campaign and began combat in May 1944, bombing airfields in France in preparation for the invasion of Normandy; then pounded coastal defenses, road junctions, bridges and locomotives during th...
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Handley Page Victor B.1A(K2P) XH648 at Duxford

Handley Page Victor B.1A(K2P) XH648 at Duxford

Starting off with a Mk. 1 Victor, we have XH648 at Duxford. One obvious difference between this Victor and all the other preserved examples is the colour scheme and the lack of the large fairings on the wings (these being on Mk. 2s only). It's also lacking the big fuel tanks fitted to many Mk. 2 examples. XH648 was in the fourth batch of B.1s produced (later converted to B.1A then K.1A), served...
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