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Winter in Bergen, Norway (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 The city of Bergen was traditionally thought to have been founded by king Olav Kyrre, son of Harald Hardråde in 1070 AD, four years after the Viking Age ended. Modern research has, however, discovered that a trading settlement was established already during the 1020s or 1030s. Bergen gradually assumed the function of capital of Norway in the early 13th century, as the first city where a rudimentary central administration was established.

PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

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Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is something similar to the Grand Canyon. The big difference is that instead of red-colored picturesque rocks, you will find bright green moss lining the sides of the beautiful lakes. The park is comprised of 16 large lakes at various levels of elevation, each formed by runoff from the lakes situated above. The lakes are linked by a series of both large and small waterfalls. The color of water varies from crystal clear to azure and turquoise.

ORION CONSTELLATION OVER LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND (IMAGE)

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The lake has a complicated shape, with bends and arms reaching from the city of Lucerne into the mountains. It has a total area of 114 km² (44 sq mi), an elevation of 434 m (1,424 ft), and a maximum depth of 214 m (702 ft). Its volume is 11.8 km³. Much of the shoreline rises steeply into mountains up to 1,500 m above the lake, resulting in many picturesque views including those of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.

CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

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A city of cinematic fame has finally emerged as an art destination. Travelers to Morocco have ignored this city in favor of Marrakesh and Tangier, popular exotic destination points in Morocco. However, tourists are now giving Casablanca a second chance. Currently, the city is considered to be a brilliant open-air museum of 20th-century architecture.