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In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.

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Bygone times: Incredible colour photos from the early 20th century which capture a world on the brink of permanent change

One of the first ever colour photographs from America of New York, the big building is the Plaza Hotel! ca.1907. This view is looking north up Fifth Avenue, you can see Central Park in the Distance and one of the old mansions where Bergdorf Goodman department store now stands.

4. SOUTH AMERICA has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers (6,890,000 sq mi). Its population as of 2005 has been estimated at more than 371,090,000. South America ranks fourth in area, and fifth in population . The word America was coined in 1507 by cartographers Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann, after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the lands newly discovered by Europeans were not India, but a New World unknown to Europeans.

The Brecon Beacons have won the status of “international dark sky reserve” – the fifth place in the world to gain the accolade from the International Dark-Sky Association. The site joins Mont Mégantic in Quebec, Exmoor national park in Devon, Aoraki Mackenzie in New Zealand and the NamibRand nature reserve in Namibia. Galloway Forest Park in Scotland is an “international dark sky park”

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