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Salzburg - Alps

The Alps is the name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west. The word "Alps" was taken via French from Latin Alpes (meaning "the Alps"), which may be influenced by the Latin words albus (white) or altus (high) or more likely a Latin rendering of a Celtic original.


The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc, at 4,808 metres (15,774 ft), on the French-Italian border.


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Taken on December 10, 2006