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#10. St. George 's Abbey in the Black Forest 1/10  
The monastery was founded in 1084-85 in the Black Forest, by the source of the Brigach, against the background of the Investiture Controversy, as a result of the community of interests of the Swabian aristocracy and the church reform party, the founders being Hezelo and Hesso of the family of the Vogte of Reichenau, and the politically influential Abbot William of Hirsau.
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Dangerous Lava flowed from the Mayon volcano in the Philippines on September 14,1984.The flows travelled approximately around 4 km. to the lower flanks of the volcano, adjacent to previous flows from eruptions in 1968 and 1978.

Did you ever wonder what is the Guinness World Record for most living generations in one family? Seven is the answer. The youngest great-great-great-great-grandparent being Augusta Bunge (USA) aged 109 years 97 days, followed by her daughter aged 89, her grand-daughter aged 70, her great-grand-daughter aged 52, her great-great grand-daughter aged 33 and her great-great-great grand-daughter aged 15 on the birth of her great-great-great-great grandson on 21 January 1989.

Somewhere in this photo is a giraffe. We're still not sure where. Can you spot it? Now that's what we call brilliant camouflage.

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