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A panoramic view of Palace Square in Valletta, also known as St George's Square. The largest and most prominent square in Valletta, it stands at the end of Republic Street in the heart of the city. It is named for the Grand Master's Palace, which occupies the whole of one side, seen here on the right.

A little information about Valletta from Wikipedia:

Valletta is the capital of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (English: The City) in Maltese. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta; the historical city has a population of 6,675. Valletta is the second southernmost capital of the EU member states after Nicosia.

Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas. World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.

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