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Dimona Negev Nuclear Research Center, Israel

December 28th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dimona Negev Nuclear Research Center

Kirya le-Mechkar Garinii (KAMAG)

The Dimona heavy water reactor and an installation for processing irradiated fuel are used to produce weapons-grade nuclear material. Approximately 2,700 scientists, technicians, administrative staff, and other workers are employed at Dimona. Since the facility was constructed in the late 1950's the surrounding land has been altered to sustain groves of palms and gardens positioned to obscure the facility from the road and air.

[Source: globalsecurity.org]

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Headquarters for the National Security Agency, ort George Meade, Maryland, USA

December 28th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Headquarters for the National Security Agency is at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, approximately ten miles (16 km) northeast of Washington, D.C. NSA has its own exitoff the Baltimore-Washington Parkway labeled "NSA Employees Only".

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is the U.S. government's cryptologic organization. Officially established on November 4, 1952, it is believed to be the world's largest intelligence-gathering agency. Responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications, it coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to produce foreign signals intelligence information, which involves a significant amount of cryptanalysis. It is also responsible for protecting U.S. government communications from similar agencies elsewhere, which involves a significant amount of cryptography.

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Katowice Trade Hall roof collapse, Katowice, Poland

December 18th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

On 28 January 2006, the roof of Katowice International Trade Hall (Międzynarodowe Targi Katowickie) collapsed in the southern Polish city of Chorzów in Metropolis Katowice.

At 16:15 GMT (17:15 local time), the central section of the roof of the hall collapsed, possibly due to the weight of snow on the building. According to the police there were roughly 700 people in the hall at the time of the collapse. A further collapse occurred 90 minutes later during rescue operations. Polish government spokesman Krzysztof Mejer confirmed that there had been 65 dead as well as more than 170 injured, including 13 foreigners. There are confirmed deaths of eight foreign tourists - one from Belgium, two from Germany, two from Slovakia, one from the Netherlands and two from the Czech Republic. The trade hall was hosting 56th National Exhibition of Carrier-Pigeons with over 120 exhibitors from all over Europe. Poland was at that time experiencing very cold weather with heavy snow. This means the rescue operation was undertaken in sub-zero temperatures, putting survivors inside the building at risk of exposure.

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War disruptions Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

December 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Photo of war disruption has been taken from the bridge (this bridge is visible on the satellite photo).

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The Naval Support Facility Thurmont (Camp David), Maryland, USA

December 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Naval Support Facility Thurmont, popularly known as Camp David, is the rustic 125-acre (0.5 km²) mountain retreat of the President of the United States. Camp David is part of the Catoctin Mountain Park recreational area in Frederick County, Maryland, outside Washington, DC.

Catoctin Mountain Park was originally submarginal land purchased by the U.S. government in 1936, to be developed into a recreational facility. The purpose of the land was to demonstrate how rough terrain and eroded soil could be turned into productive land.

During the New Deal program of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Works Progress Administration began the work in the newly created Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area, joined by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939. Camp Misty Mount was first used by the Maryland League for Crippled Children. After the first year (1937), the League moved to a second camp, Camp Greentop, because Camp Misty Mount's terrain was difficult to negotiate in a wheelchair. A third camp, Camp Hi-Catoctin, was completed in the winter of 1938-1939 and was used for three years as a family camp for federal employees.

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Anti Aircraft Shelters, Wroclaw, Poland

November 25th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Place: Anti Aircraft Shelter at Grabiszyńska Str. and Stalowa Str.

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Anti Aircraft Shelters in Wroclaw, Poland

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Graduation towers, Inowrocław, Poland

November 21st, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Graduation Towers – construction for evaporation of water from brine.

A graduation tower consists of a wooden wall-like frame which is stuffed with bundles of brushwood. It increases the concentration of a solution of mineral salts. The salty water runs down the tower, and — through the action of breeze and sun — partly evaporates; at the same time certain mineral content of the solution are left behind on the sticks of brushwood.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Checkpoint at Polish-German border, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland

November 3rd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Checkpoint at Polish-German border in Kostrzyn nad Odrą

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