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National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Irlandia

April 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

National Library of Ireland is a national library located in Dublin, Ireland, in a building designed by Thomas Newenham Deane. The Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism is the member of the Irish Government responsible for the library.

The library is a research library and, as such, does not lend. It has a large quantity of Irish and Irish-related material which can be consulted without charge; this includes books, maps, manuscripts, music, newspapers, periodicals and photographs. Included in their collections is material issued by private as well as government publishers.

The Chief Herald of Ireland and National Photographic Archive are attached to the library. The library holds exhibitions and holds an archive of Irish newspapers. It is also ISSN National Centre for Ireland. The library also provides a number of other services including genealogy.

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TVP3 (Polish public television) building in Cracow, Poland

March 15th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

TVP3 (Polish public television) building and RTV tower/mast in Cracow, Poland

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Central Statistical Office, Warsaw, Poland

March 10th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Central Statistical Office (Polish: Główny Urząd Statystyczny or GUS) is the main government executive agency of Poland charged with the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of the Poland, at both national and local levels. The president of the GUS (currently Józef Oleński) is subordinate directly to the Premier of Poland and is considered equal to a minister of the government of Poland. It was first organized in 1918 by Ludwik Krzywicki, one of the most notable sociologist of his times. Inactive during the World War II, it was reorganized in 1945.

The Office is divided onto several separate branches, each entitled with a different set of data. Among them are the Divisions of Co-ordination of Statistical Surveys, Analyses and Regional Statistics, Dissemination, National Accounts and Finance, Business Statistics and Registers, Social Statistics, Services Statistics, Agriculture and Environment Statistics, International Cooperation, as well as Budgetary and Personnel.

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The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel

March 8th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Knesset is the legislature of Israel. It is located in Jerusalem, the capital and seat of government of the State of Israel.

The legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset enacts laws, elects the prime minister (although he is ceremonially appointed by the President), supervises the work of the government, reserves the power to remove the President of the State and the State Comptroller from office and to dissolve itself and call new elections.

The Knesset first convened on February 14, 1949. Every 4 years (or less if early elections are held, as is often the case), 120 members of the Knesset (MK) are elected by Israeli citizens who must be 18 years old to vote. The Government of Israel must be approved by a majority vote of the Knesset.

The Knesset has de jure parliamentary supremacy and can pass any laws by a simple majority, even those that conflict with the Basic Laws of Israel, as it is also a Constituent Assembly. Nonetheless, the Knesset's right to function effectively has been greatly curtailed due to the inherent flaws of the low threshold party list proportional representation that usually results in a fractious government dependent on unstable coalitions. Hence, de facto, the Supreme Court of Israel has greatly expanded its authority through judicial review to nearly every aspect of Knesset legislation at the expense of the Knesset's authority.

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Ministry of Sport, Warsaw, Poland

March 7th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ministry of Sport in Warsaw, Poland

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Hestia headquarters, Sopot, Poland

March 3rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Hestia headquarters in Sopot, Poland. Hestia is one of the biggest property insurance companies to have been created in the free market conditions in Poland.

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City Office in Szczecin, Poland

March 3rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

City Office in Szczecin, Poland

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Dominet Bank S.A., Piaseczno, Poland

March 2nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dominet Bank Headquarters in Piaseczno.

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