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More than 80 songs have been recorded by the indie rock band Guillemots for their four studio albums and other official releases. The band was formed in November 2004, with their debut album—Through the Windowpane—being released in July 2006. The record contained twelve original songs, of which nine were written by lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield. In April 2008, the band released their second album, Red. This album's songs were more pop-orientated than their debut's, and were written by all four members of the group. The band's third album, Walk the River, was released in April 2011, and was the first Guillemots record to feature neither a strings nor brass section. Guillemots have also recorded songs that have not been included on their official releases. During a series of live shows in 2006, the group featured in their set lists songs that had not formed part of their debut. One such track, "21st May", was described by The Times as "gleefully [marrying] a hip-shaking reggae beat to jazz sax". (Full list...)

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A map of Iran and Turan at the time of the Qajar dynasty, as drawn by Adolf Stieler and published in the 1891 edition of Stielers Handatlas. Published by Justus Perthes, this was the leading German world atlas of the last three decades of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. It went through ten editions from 1816 to 1944, with the 8th edition (1888–1891) containing 95 maps.

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