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The Alps (; French: Alpes [alp]; German: Alpen [ˈalpn̩]; Italian: Alpi [ˈalpi]; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe [ˈáːlpɛ]) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries (from west to east): France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps. The Alpine region area contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 metres (13,000 ft). The altitude and size of the range affects the climate in Europe; in the mountains precipitation levels vary greatly and climatic conditions consist of distinct zones. Wildlife such as ibex live in the higher peaks to elevations of 3,400 m (11,155 ft), and plants such as Edelweiss grow in rocky areas in lower elevations as well as in higher elevations. Evidence of human habitation in the Alps goes back to the Palaeolithic era. A mummified man, determined to be 5,000 years old, was discovered on a glacier at the Austrian–Italian border in 1991. By the 6th century BC, the Celtic La Tène culture was well established.
Norway. - Picturesque Norwegian settlement.
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Norway.

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Norway. - Colorful houses in Norway.
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Norway.

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Dolomites. Landscape. - Dolomites. Landscape.
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Dolomites. Landscape.

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Alaskan landscape. - Alaskan landscape. Mountains.
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Alaskan landscape.

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Holiday. - Mountain landscape.Wakacje.
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Holiday.

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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Mountain landscape. - Mountains. Brook. Bridge.
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Mountain landscape.

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Swiss Alps nature - Since the highest dams are located in Alpine regions, many large mountain lakes are artificial and a
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Swiss Alps nature

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Nature Swiss Alps - Tourism in the Swiss Alps began with the first ascents of the main peaks of the Alps mostly by Briti
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Nature Swiss Alps

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Swiss Alps - The composition of the great tectonic units reflects the history of the formation of the Alps. The r
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Swiss Alps

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Swiss Alps - Swiss Alps.T he major triple watersheds in the Alps are located within the country, they are: Piz Lu
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Swiss Alps

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Swiss Alps - Swiss Alps, Swiss Alps, Swiss Alps, Swiss Alps
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Swiss Alps

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Swiss Alps - Swiss Alps - The north side of the Swiss Alps is drained by the Rhone, Rhine and Inn (which is part
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Swiss Alps

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Swiss Alps - The canton of Ticino is almost snow-free in early autumn.
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Swiss Alps

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Switzerland. - View of the lake Thunersee.
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Switzerland.

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Mountain trail. - Picturesque mountain trail.
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Mountain trail.

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New Zealand. - New Zealand. Fjord.
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New Zealand.

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Mountain lake. - A boat on a mountain lake.
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Mountain lake.

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Mountain serpentine. - Mountain landscape. A winding road.
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Mountain serpentine.

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Lake in the Dolomites. - Mountain lake in the Dolomites.
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Lake in the Dolomites.

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LANDSCAPE - MOUNTAINS, MEADOWS, LANDSCAPE
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LANDSCAPE

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Green paradise - Beautiful landscape, greenery and mountains.
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Green paradise

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Alpine landscape. - Swiss landscape.
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Alpine landscape.

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Smoldzino - Descent to the beach in Smołdzino
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Smoldzino

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ben nevis - Ben Nevis - the highest peak of Scotland and the entire British Isles, located on the western outski
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BAJKOWY VIEW - Summer, vacation, rest
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BAJKOWY VIEW

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Lakes in the Italian Alps. - Lakes in the Italian Alps.
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Lakes in the Italian Alps.

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Switzerland. - Switzerland. Lake Geneva.
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Switzerland.

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Swiss trains. - Swiss trains.
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Swiss trains.

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Alpine landscape. - A view of the alpine valley.
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Alpine landscape.

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Mountain view - Beautiful view of the mountain range.
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Mountain view

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mountain landscape - mountains, peaks, town
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mountain landscape

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Mountain stream. - Mountain stream in the Dolomites.
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Mountain stream.

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Ropeway. - View of the cable car.
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Ropeway.

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Georgia. Panorama. - Georgia. Mountain landscape.
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Georgia. Panorama.

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Castle in Switzerland. - Castle on the hill. Switzerland.
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Castle in Switzerland.

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High Tatras. - Tatra Mountains. View on Czerwone Wierchy.
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High Tatras.

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