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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

19 June 2012. Animal Funnies… Was Groucho Reincarnated as a ‘Gator and Does He Live in the Everglades?

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19 June 2012. A Photo Essay. There’s Bears in the Gutter and Be Careful Not to Utter a Sound that Might Disturb Them…

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Monday, 18 June 2012

18 June 2012. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes…


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18 June 2012. RIA-Novosti Presents… Best Skyscrapers of the World in 2012

The Palazzo Lombardia in Milano (Milano Province. Lombardia Region) ITALY won recognition as the best skyscraper in EuropeThe International Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat compiled a list of the best skyscrapers in the world, giving awards to five buildings.

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The height of the 39-storey Palazzo Lombardia, the seat of the regional government, reaches 161 metres (528 feet). Construction on the tower was complete in 2010, costing about 400 million Euros.

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The Council voted Absolute World Towers in Mississauga (Peel Region) ON CANADA the best skyscraper in North and South America.

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The height of the first tower is almost 180 metres (591 feet) (56 floors); the second is 161 metres (528 feet) (50 floors) tall.

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The best tower in Asia and Australia was 1 Bligh Street, built in Sydney (Cumberland County) NSW AUSTRALIA in 2011.

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The 29-storey 1 Bligh Street reaches 154 metres (505 feet) in height.

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In Africa and the Middle East, the best skyscraper is the Doha Tower in Doha (Ad Dawhah Municipality) QATAR.

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The 238-metre (781 feet)-high Doha Tower offices contains office space.

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Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi (Emirate of Abu Dhabi) UAE won the special prize “for innovation”. The façade of the building opens and closes, depending on the movement of the sun.

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15 June 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20120615/673758933.html

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