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Cash-strapped Rome eyes up Trevi Fountain coins

Rome - Sign of the times in Rome: the city's cash-strapped administration is eyeing up the coins tossed by tourists into the celebrated Trevi Fountain.

Photo Essay: Steeped in history, downtown Franklin is visual joy Special

Franklin - The city of Franklin is rich in history, nature, eclectic store fronts and entertainment, with Historic Downtown Franklin being its centerpiece. The aesthetic beauty of the buildings and surroundings makes it a visual joy for photographers and tourists.

Eiffel Tower considered Europe's most valuable monument

Paris - Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a study of famous monuments and found the Eiffel Tower to be worth around $544 billion USD (or roughly 435 billion euros).

Op-Ed: A visit to the District of Columbia World War I Memorial Special

Washington - The World War I Monument, one of the lesser known memorials in the District, is nestled near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall, right across from the Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

Veteran motorcyclists stop in West Virginia town Special

Hurricane - Hundreds of people lined the streets in Hurricane, West Virginia, in support of veteran motorcyclists who made an overnight stop in this town to accept the hospitality offered on their way to Washington to promote awareness for all veterans.

Dull German Town Comes Alive For The Documenta Art Fest

KASSEL (dpa) - The astonishment that a key art exhibition could regularly be staged in such a nondescript German town is as much a part of the documenta art show as the exhibits themselves. Once every five years (from June 8 to September 15 this yea...
 

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India Gate  Delhi.
India Gate, Delhi.
Pic taken by me  All Saints Church - Malabar Hills  Mumbai.
Pic taken by me, All Saints Church - Malabar Hills, Mumbai.
This Annapolis statue  commemorating Roots author Alex Haley and his central
character Kunta Kinte  ...
This Annapolis statue, commemorating Roots author Alex Haley and his central character Kunta Kinte, is shown here during Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Isabel’s storm surge also caused disastrous flooding in the historic City Dock area, damaging dozens of buildings.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Pic taken by me  near Qutub Minar  Delhi.
Pic taken by me, near Qutub Minar, Delhi.
Pic taken by me  Qutub Minar  Delhi.
Pic taken by me, Qutub Minar, Delhi.
Pic taken by me  Lotus Temple  Delhi.
Pic taken by me, Lotus Temple, Delhi.
Pic taken by me  unfinished tomb at Qutub Minar  Delhi.
Pic taken by me, unfinished tomb at Qutub Minar, Delhi.