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The Azores’ nine islands, scattered in the Atlantic between Europe and North America, are officially a Portuguese territory. They’re also among the world’s prime places to watch twenty different kinds of whales and dolphins. Unlike many other whale watching spots, Azores boasts a diversity of both migrating and permanent species, and every August the archipelago celebrates the festival of Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, the patron saint of whales, with processions and music. (Yes, even cetaceans…

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