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Lexus CT 200h

on January 25th, 2012
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Lexus CT 200h

Auto manufacturers are struggling to attract buyers as consumers’ buying power diminishes. One category of car, however, is expanding rapidly — hybrids. Given their exceptional fuel economy ratings, environmentally friendly reputation and special incentives and tax breaks, it’s no wonder that more models of hybrid cars are going on sale each year. Here’s a photo of the Lexus CT 200h with airplanes in the background.

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Burj Khalifa Dubai

on January 14th, 2012
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Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's tallest building

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building

The Tallest Building in the World

If you’ve seen Tom Cruise’s death-defying stunts in “Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol”, then you know that Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. At 2,723 feet tall — almost two times the size of Chicago’s Willis Tower (1,451 feet) — the skyscraper was created by the government to shift Dubai’s economic focus from oil, give it casino an internationally-recognizable online casino symbol and attract Australian tourists. In addition to corporate suites, a restaurant and a 124th-floor observation deck, Burj Khalifa houses the Armani Hotel Dubai in its bottom 39 floors, consisting of 160 guest rooms and suites and 144 residences.

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A Swire Hotel Group property

The Opposite House Hotel in Beijing, China

The Swire Hotel Group’s Beijing hotel The Opposite House is a totally cool and modern, progressive place to stay while in the Chinese capital. It has a stainless steel-lined lap pool, a few restaurants and an inviting lobby called The Living Room. Excellent shopping is nearby.

See more pictures of The Opposite House Beijing in our photo gallery.

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