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Alcatraz Island
December 82013

Famous for the former prison it hosted, Alcatraz Island is now open to visitors and managed by National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Bronco Stadium
December 192013

In 1986, the athletic director of Boise State University at the time, Gene Bleymaier, decided to lay a blue turf to give a distinctive look to their football field. It certainly did by being the first non-green football field in the world.

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Changling Tomb
January 62014

The first of the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Changling Tomb is also the largest tomb. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000.

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Longest Pier
December 142013

The pier in the city of Progreso in Mexican state of Yucatan is currently the longest pier in the world. Built in 1942, the pier is 4 miles (6.5 km) long.

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Korpedje Fire
December 42013

This pool of burning oil is at Korpedje Turkmenistan and, apparently, it has been burning since 2002.

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Copper Mountain Solar
January 222014

Located in Boulder City, Nevada, the Copper Mountain Solar is a complex built by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. It consists of 3 phases, as clearly seen in the image. Phase 1 was completed in December 2010 with 58 MW capacity that can power over 17,000 homes. Phase 2 is partially completed in December 2012 with 92 MW capacity. This phase is expected to be completed in 2015 with an additional 58 MW to power a total of 45,00 homes. Phase 3 is expected to be operational in 2015 with an amazing 250 MW to power more than 80,000 homes.

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Dungur
January 82014

The city of Aksum was the capital of one of the strongest empires in the first millennium, Aksumite Empire. The ruins, including the Queen of Sheba’s Palace, called Dungur, in the city of Aksum were added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1980.

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Tiwanaku
January 32014

The capital of one of the most advanced civilizations prior to Inca Empire, Tiwanaku was the heart of Tiwanaku Empire for many centuries. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000.

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Biosphere 2
December 102013

Originally built to experiment space colonization, this amazing setup is now owned by University of Arizona and used for earth science research.

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Potala Palace
January 42014

Named after Mount Potalaka, the Potala Palace had been the residence of Dalai Lama for centuries until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the uprising in 1959. It is now a museum and since 1994 it is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

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Nazca Lines
December 112013

Believed to have been created by the Nazca culture before 7th century, Nazca Lines were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1994.

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Burj Khalifa
December 132013

Constructed between 2004 & 2010, Burj Khalifa aka Burj Dubai, is the tallest structure in the world. It’s a part of the investment wave United Arab Emirates (UAE) started to prepare for post-oil era.

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Louisiana State Capitol
December 72013

Also called Huey Long’s Monument, Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest state capitol in the United States.

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Mesquite Solar
January 232014

Slated to be the largest solar park in the world with an impressive capacity of 700 MW when fully constructed, Mesquite Solar complex has phase one completed in 2012 with 150 MW capacity to power 56,000 homes. This complex is a joint venture between Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.

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Sultan the Pit Pony
December 82013

The largest figurative earth sculpture in UK, Sultan the Pit Pony, was created by Mick Petts and it is located at Ystrad Mynach in South Wales.

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San Luis Valley SR
May 112014

Located in Colorado, San Luis Valley Solar Ranch was developed by Iberdrola Renewables, who also owns and maintains the facility. This 30 MW capacity solar park was built by installing over 100K PV modules from SunPower.

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Kew Gardens
December 132013

Added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2003, the Kew Gardens hosts the largest living plant collection in the world. It is not only a tourist attraction but also a world renowned research & education center.

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Valley of the Kings
January 92014

Although robbed numerous times, the tombs at the Valley of the Kings in ancient city of Thebes, Egypt, are still among the most valuable archaeological finds. Tutankhamun’s tomb is perhaps the most well known part of the Valley of the Kings in modern times. This site was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1979.

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A 2.5 MW capacity solar park, Granville Solar Facility, is located in North Carolina. Owned by Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy, the facility was built by SunEdison.

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Fovant Badges
December 192013

Located in Wiltshire, UK, Fovant Badges are a number of regimental badges painted on a hill. The originals were made by the soldiers waiting to go to France to fight in World War I. Even though some of the originals were lost over time, the remaining are now considered war memorials.

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