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Her Majesty the Queen unveils the plaque celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Trip Notes: Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, today unveiled a plaque at St Pancras International station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and the launch of international high speed rail services between the UK and mainland Europe. The unveiling of the plaque preceded the State Visit of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to France from 5 to 7 June at the invitation of the President of France, Françoise Hollande.  As … [Read More...]

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Grecotel Amirandes Pool

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Amirandes Olympic-sized Seawater Pool

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One of the two Cigar Terraces at The Wellesley

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The Colosseum

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Brimrose Hill Fortress

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Actor Byron Mann. Photo by Kevin Thomas, style by Jane Mannfolk and grooming by Anton Khachaturian.

Tripping with: Actor Byron Mann

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Aruna Seth

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Pollyanna posing by the Dead Sea, enroute to Eliat, Israel. Photo courtesy of her Twitter @GadgetPolly

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Lenny Kravitz

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Jardin de Majorelle

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