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Persépolis, Irán, 2016-09-24, DD 64-68 PAN.jpg

General view of Persepolis ("The Persian City"), situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 dates back to 515 BC and it was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

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How a Wind Up Music Box Works is a 2015 short educational video by Bill Hammack on the conception of music boxes.

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