Anne Frank Would Have Been 86 This Month. Celebrate Her Life With These Photos.

Anne Frank scrapbook schoolgirl

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Decades have passed since Anne Frank’s death, and the world could still take a page from her diary. 15-year-old Frank’s life ended at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, just a few weeks shy of the camp’s liberation. Frank’s remarkable spirit would be remembered by and shared with millions through her diary, which was returned to her father by his colleagues Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl and published soon after the end of World War II.

June 12th marked what would have been Anne Frank’s 86th birthday. With that in mind, we look back at her short, yet remarkable life through pictures and excerpts of the famed diary.

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The Dramatic Heights Of Lake Leitisvatn

Lake Leitisvatn Faroe Islands

If you were in Norway and decided that you wanted to take a boat to the halfway point between Norway and Iceland, chances are you’d run into the Faroe Islands. If you decided to shore your boat and explore the individual islands within this frigid archipelago, you’d eventually discover Leitisvatn (featured above), the islands’ largest lake. The lake’s surface rests some 98 feet above sea level, and is enclosed by a higher cliff which prevents the lake’s waters from emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Sintra, The Portuguese City Of Architectural Delights

Sintra Portugal Pena Palace

The splendid Pena National Palace overlooking the town of Sintra, Portgual. Source: Flickr

Sintra is a three-dimensional anthology of architectural pleasure. Located on the Atlantic coast and only a half-hour’s drive from the capital city of Lisbon, the Portuguese city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Sintra’s abundant architectural and historical attractions include a municipal building completed in 1154, the royal palace whose conical kitchen chimneys rise into the sky like twin birthday hats, and the Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic sculpture and mossy, fairy-tale well.

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