Where in the World

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  1. AdmiralAdama

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    That is the correct answer. As indicated by the winner - the field is open. Anyone can set the next challenge.

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    What is the name of this bridge and state its geographical location. Also, state one of the most important events related to this bridge during the one of the World Wars.

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    This is the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany. Near the end of WW II, Hitler had ordered to destroy all bridges across the Rhine. When the US troops arrived, the bridge was still intact - to their astonishment, making it possible for them to cross the river. The bridge opened the way for the Allied troops to get to the "heart" of Germany.
     
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    Thats correct to every detail.

    10 days after the capture of the bridge, on 17 March, 1945, the bridge suddenly collapsed into the Rhine. 18 U.S. Army engineers were killed and 93 others were injured, while working to strengthen the bridge. By then, the U.S. Army had established themselves on the other side and had additional pontoon bridges in place. The remaining towers of the bridge is now a museum dedicated to military history.

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    What's the name of this World Heritage Site and where will you find it? What does this formation consist of?
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    It's located within a desert.
     
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    To narrow down the search: the continent where it's located is Afro-Eurasia. :)
     
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    Another photo of the area:
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    It's been marked as endangered since 1992, just one year after establishing as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
     
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    Exactly. It's your turn to post a challenge.
     
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    This formation is located in the centre of a major European city and is the remains of an ancient volcano.image.jpg
     
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    Is this formation in Southern Europe?
     
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    No, it's not in Southern Europe.
    Here's another clue. It's situated next to a Royal Palace in a public park.
     
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    It's in Edinburgh, Scotland. The formation is called Salisbury Crags, located in the middle of Holyrood Park.

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    Absolutely correct, Johanna.

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