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Around the World in Photos Pt.13 [15 pics]

Feb 9 2014

From small villages in Norway, to stunning landscapes of southern Chilean Patagonia, the thirteenth issue of "Around the World in Photos" will sure get you marking some of these locations down in your travel journal.

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An old Russian poster dedicated to Shavarsh saving 20 lives

The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan

Apr 12 2012

Shavarsh Karapetyan is a retired Soviet-Armenian champion swimmer. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion.

One cold morning on September 16th, 1976 he was doing his usual run along the dam in Erevan (Armenia), when a large trolleybus carrying 92 passengers lost control and flew off the road into the freezing water. During the impact, most of the passengers fell unconscious – the bus sank approximately 10 meters deep. Without a second of hesitation, Shavarsh leaped into the freezing water to rescue people.

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Stunning Beauty of Armenia

Mesmerizing Beauty of Armenia

Apr 27 2011

Republic of Armenia is one of the most ancient places on our planet, its roots stretch back as far as the 4th Century BC. It has a lot of history and heritage, there are a lot landmarks that remind us of the beauty of this magnificent country and its past.

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