Iceland

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In Reykjavik, on Iceland's independence anniversary, a fair-haired girl poses beside a memorial in national dress and vivid red cap
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In Reykjavik, on Iceland's independence anniversary two youngsters pose beside a memorial--the girl in national dress and red cap
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On Iceland's National Day a middleaged couple--the woman wearing full national dress--walks in Reykjavik
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On Iceland's National Day a young woman wears national dress on an outing in Reykjavik with her family
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On Iceland's National Day Scouts, male and female, parade with the national flag in central Reykjavik
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A queue gathers near Arnarholl in central Reykjavik, all waiting for a snack--hot dogs, Baejarins Bestu, the most popular
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Prime sight in Iceland's Reykjanes penisula are the dramatic black lava-edged turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon
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Relaxed swimmers, one with a glass in his hand, in the steamy turquoise waters of Iceland's Blue Lagoon
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Iceland's international airport at Keflavik, southeast of Reykjavik, has an attractive modern design
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A small shop in rural Iceland. Isolated shops like these supply Iceland's rural populations and passing visitors
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Many-coloured Icelandic horses, used mainly for tourists to ride, cluster at a wire fence, vast open spaces beyond
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A more or less regular geyser, or gusher, Iceland's version of Yellowstone's 'Old Faithful', is a highly popular tourist site
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Gulfoss, Iceland's most spectacular waterfall, two cascades on the Hvita River, tumbling into a deep gorge
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A fissure in the landscape of Iceland's Thingvellir National Park marks where American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet
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A flag, a field, a stony cliff in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park marks the country's earliest Parliament and most sacred place
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In Iceland's cherished Thingvellir National Park a gabled farmhouse is the summer residence of the prime minister
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An artwork by Gunnar Arnason, 'Solfar'. or 'Sun Voyager', is a skeletal Viking ship--two young women pretend to row it--on Reykjavik's waterfront
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On Iceland's south coast the twisted strut of an iron bridge destroyed by raging floodwaters remains as informal memorial .
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Iceland's south coast is perpetually ravaged by volcanic forces, shifting glaciers and earthquakes; this daunting area is Skeidarasandur
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Iceland's Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon contains drifting icebergs in a host of sizes, shapes and colours, including sky blue
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In Iceland's Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon a dinghy speeds across open water, avoiding the invisible iceberg mass below
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Iceland's snow-capped landscape frames the sculpted ice within the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
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A couple walks the shores of Iceland's Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon enjoying the impressive sight
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A blonde Icelander provides information to tourists aboard the ampihibious boat touring the Jokuklsarlon glacier lagoon
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Striking outcrops off Iceland's south coast are silhouetted beyond a black lava shore
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World famous since 2010, a plume of black ash spewing from a local volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, adorns a hut on Iceland's south coast
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Skogarfoss on the south coast is one of Iceland's many magnificent waterfalls
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A roughly tended turf-roofed dwelling and cave are the former dwellings of rural Icelanders
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Formerly a fisherman, Sveinbjorn acts as tour guide for tourists aboard a boat visiting puffin colonies in Iceland
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Looming at the top of the street, Reykjavik's tallest building Hallsgrimkirkja, a church built of concrete, stands 245-ft or 74-metres high
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Tallest building in Reykjavik (and all Iceland) is the 245-ft (74-m) Hallsgrimkirjka, a church of striking design built of concrete
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Reykjavik's controversial concert hall, Harpa, has won a major international award for its distinctive architecture
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Reykjavik's innovative concert hall, Harpa, with its award-winning architecture, viewed across the city's harbour
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A puffin, Iceland's iconic bird, clustered in colonies, takes off near Reykjavik harbour
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