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Allied leaders in the Sicilian campaign. General Eisenhower meets in North Africa with (foreground, left to right): Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham, and (top row): Mr. Harold Macmillan, Major General W. Bedell Smith, and unidentified British officers.

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Abandoned towns in Southern Italy...I love this picture. The link has more than just this one. I want to go to at least one of these places and see it for myself...

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Basilicata Italy

15 of the World's Most Strange Abandoned Places - Craco is a ghost town and comune in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. The old town was abandoned in 1963 due to recurring landslides.

At 30m below sea level, off the Cap d’Antibes, lies the remains of a underwater miniature French town complete with houses and buildings up to 1m high. The aquatic town was built between in 1965 by French filmmakers who wanted to shoot parts of their movie, L’Enfant et la Sirène, on a real underwater film set. The ambitious underwater filming approach was abandoned for animation. Unfortunately, the film-a musical directed by Sylver Néjad Atzamba-never came out and the set was left on the…

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Abandoned

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Craco was an Italian medieval village built high up on a steep summit for defensive reasons, but recurring earthquakes eventually made it impossible to sustain. Today, less than 800 people live there in a commune, while the majority remains eerily uninhabited.