The real name of L.A.

We know it today as L.A., but the original name of America’s second largest city, Los Angeles, is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porcincula,or, if you prefer in English, The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River.

Photos: Views of China for the Lunar New Year

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In honour of the Lunar New Year, here are some amazing photos from the world’s most populous nation, China. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

The most northerly sand dunes on Earth

The most northerly sand dunes on Earth are found in northern Saskatchewan along the shores of Lake Athabasca in Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park. The dunes stretch for more than 100 kilometres and are as much as 30 metres tall.

Photos: Amazing views of India

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You cannot take a bad photograph in India. It is so colourful and full of life that you can exhaust yourself trying to capture it all. Here is a microscopic sliver of the South Indian nation as portrayed on Instagram.

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Jaisalmer – Rajasthan – India

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