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Places visited in Mauritania
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Dakar, Senegal

House of Slaves

Despite a fraught and controversial history this African island holds a powerful monument to the tragedy of the slave trade.
Paris, France

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the union.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Chinguetti, Mauritania

The Libraries of Chinguetti

Five ancient libraries nearly unchanged since medieval times are slowly being eaten by the desert.
Ouadane, Mauritania

Richat Structure

A geological bull's-eye visible from outer space.