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The Paris Olympics

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Incredible morning in Scotland, as we were on our way to the Highlands. Green fields, sheep scattered on hills, rams staring at us with curiosity, fog retreating uphill. Like a moment, taken out of a fairy tale, completely caught me by surprise. The whole day I wasn't able to believe this scene was actually real and did happen. Spirit of Scotland