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Scenic view of the picturesque Ladin village of LaVa in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Perched on the lush green, hillside is 15th century Gothic style Christian Church of Santa Barbara.
The Alps arose as a result of the collision of the African and European tectonic plates, in which the western part of the Tethys Ocean, that was formerly in between the continents, disappeared millions of years ago.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Contained in galleries
- Alps_National Geographic magazine 2/2006