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Title: World of Wonders


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World of Wonders
Students of the 6-7th forms Gymnasia 1 Starye
Dorogi Belarus
Presents
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Lets have a wonderful trip and see the most
beautiful places of our countries!
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Belarus
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The National Library of Belarus was founded on
15 September 1922, it is now located in a new
72-metre (236 feet) high building in Minsk,
Belarus. The building has 22 floors and was
completed in January 2006. The building can seat
about 2,000 readers and features a 500-seat
conference hall. Its main architectural component
has the shape of a diamond. The library's new
building was opened on 16 June 2006.
The library service is in great demand. More
than 90 thousand citizens of Belarus are library
users, who annually request 3.5 million
documents. Every day the library is visited by
more than 2,200 people. The library delivers
about 12,000 documents daily.
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The Mirsky Castle Complex is a UNESCO World
Heritage site in Belarus located in the town of
Mir in the Karelichy District of the Grodno
Region. The construction of the castle began
at the end of the 15th century, in the Gothic
architecture style. Building of the castle was
completed by Duke Ilinich in early 16th century
near the village Mir. Around 1568 the Mir Castle
passed into the hands of Mikolaj Krzysztof "the
Orphan" Radziwill, who finished building the
castle in the Renaissance style. A three-storey
palace was built along the eastern and northern
walls of the castle. Plastered facades were
decorated with limestone portals, plates,
balconies and porches.
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Lake Skachalskoe keeps a lot of secrets. The
lake is surrounded by a forest. Its not very big
(0.45 sq. km. ) but very beautiful. There are
some stories about its origin. One of them tells
that the lake replaced the church which fell
through deep into the earth. Another story
tells that many years ago there was a great
drought. A piece of a swamp burnt and came down.
The place filled up with water. This place is
popular with native people and visitors. They
believe that its water can cure and it makes
people cheerful. Its true because there is very
much oxygen in the water.
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Canada
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The CN Tower is the tallest building in Canada.
It is also one of Ontarios most popular places
to visit. Its about 553m tall.
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With more than 6 million cu ft (168,000 m³) of
water falling over its brink per minute, Niagara
Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North
America and the most famous and one of the
largest in the world. Niagara falls also marks
USAs and Canadas border. The town of
Niagara Falls is best known as a honeymoon spot,
attracting millions of romancing couples every
year.
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The USA
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The Sears Tower should definitely be on your
list of Chicago attractions which you should
visit during your stay in the windy city. The
Sears Tower has 110 floors and was at one time
the tallest building in the world.
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The Grand Canyon was formed with Colorado
River. It is one mile deep and 277 miles ( 363
km) long. There are different plants and
animals on opposite sides of the canyon. The
south side is dry and desert country. The north
side has tall forests. The canyon looks different
at different times of the day, and in different
seasons and weather.
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Mount Rainier is one of the many mountains in
the Cascade mountain range. It is the highest
point in all of Washington. It is 14,410 feet
tall. Every year more than about 2,500 people
climb Mt. Rainier and it is also a dormant
volcano.
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The Space Needle is a tall, thin structure with a
sort of circular object on the top. It was built
for the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair. The Space
Needle is an attraction that pulls tourists into
Seattle. On the top there is a restaurant that
rotates 360 in 47 minutes. This is a very
popular attraction because you can dine and see
the city. There is an upper deck also open to the
public where you can also see the wonders of our
city Seattle.
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Portugal
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All of Obidos has been declared a national
monument.  It is known as the "Wedding
Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis
gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in
1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an
extraordinarily romantic place -what make it one
of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are
its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets
lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums
and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows,
whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling
tiles -- all encircled by the walls of a 12th
century castle. Scaling its 13m (45ft)-high
medieval walls is the best way to admire this
picture postcard-perfect place.
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Built in the 1840s, it is one of Europe's
most fantastic palaces, often compared to
Neuschwanstein and the other mock-medieval
castles of Ludwig of Bavaria in Germany, although
it was actually built more than two decades
before those. It includes a drawbridge, a
conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes,
and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all
washed in an array of pastel shades.
The extravagant interior is decorated in late
Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich
ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain
preserved just as the royal family left them.
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Ukraine
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The monastery was founded in the eleventh
century by monks Antoniy and Feodosiy who
established their cells in the caves (in
Ukrainian pechery  hence the name Pechersk).
The monastery soon grew to be a major monastic
community with churches, refectories, buildings
of monk cells occupying a large territory. Lavra
is a title which was awarded only to very large
and important monasteries. The Pechersk Lavra
Monastery in Kyiv was a bulwark of Christianity
and an important cultural center.
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That date to the pre-Christian times and may be
as ancient as twenty five hundred years old or
even older, dot the vast Ukrainian steps these
idols may have seen the invading army of the
mighty Persian king Darius whom the wily
Scythians forced to retreat ignominiously.
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A natural boundary Cascades near the
village of Zlynky in Maloviskivskii district is a
corner of exotic things of primitive nature with
the real waterfalls which noisily run between
enormous granite stones.
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Pakistan
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The Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is the largest
mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the sixth
largest mosque in the world. It was the largest
mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993.
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The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest
paved international road in the world. It
connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram
mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an
altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft as confirmed by
both SRTM and multiple GPS readings. It connects
China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's
Gilgit-Baltistan and also serves as a popular
tourist attraction. It is now part of the route
officially known as as N-35 within Pakistan. Due
to its high elevation and the difficult
conditions in which it was constructed, it is
also referred to as the "Ninth Wonder of the
World
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The Badshahi Mosque (Urdu ??????? ????) or
the 'Emperor's Mosque' in Lahore is the second
largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the
fifth largest mosque in the world. Epitomising
the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal
era, it is Lahore's most famous landmark and a
major tourist attraction.
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We all live in unique and wonderful countries
with fantastic nature and architecture. We hope
that some day well see all these sights in real
life.
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Good Bye!
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