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Where In The World?

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. This one may be too easy. There’s a glaring clue in the picture. But it’s something that’s been in the news lately.

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UPDATE: Congrats to Captain Ned! I’ll post his comment because he’s spot on.

The HQ of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, located at Via del Condotti, 68, Rome.

Commonly known as the Order of Malta, it is the successor organization to the medieval Order of the Knights Hospitaller, the group that cared for pilgrims to the Holy Land in that brief period where it was controlled by the West.  Granted extraterritoriality under Italian law and granted Permanent Observer status at the UN.

The Order is in the news these days because of liberal vs. conservative (in Vatican terms) politics, with Pope Francis seen to be interfering in the internal workings of an organization that has been accustomed to light (or non-existent) direct Papal involvement.

I would only add that as an “extraterritorial” building, it is (I believe) the smallest sovereign “nation” in the world with diplomatic relations with over 100 other countries.

Where in the World?

We haven’t done one of these in a while. Where is this?

 

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Where in the World — 14 Oct 14

An easy one for today…

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Congrats to Captain Ned!  This is Khe Sahn Combat Base, Vietnam.

Where in the World – 13 Oct 14

Let’s try another one…

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Congrats to Paulie Walnuts!

This is the former Theresienstadt concentration camp, is what is now Terezin, Czech Republic.  The Theresienstadt concentration camp was famously used as a show-camp by the Germans, and as the subject of a Nazi propaganda film.

Where in the World – 25 Sep 14

Since Owen got the ball rolling on these again…  Let’s up the difficultly a little.

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Congrats to Burlington Guy! This is Mers al Kebir, Algeria, where the British Royal Navy bombarded the French fleet on 3 July 1940 in an attempt to stop the French fleet from falling into German hands.

Where in the World?

Let’s bring back a semi-regular feature of the ol’ B&S. Where in the world is this? The winner receives their choice of emoticon for their victorious comment. Personally, I’d go with this one: 

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UPDATE: I made this first one too easy, I think! Congrats to Captain Ned. This is the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg, France (formerly Germany… formerly France).