Europe :: Iceland
Photo taken from the Eurasian continental plate (foreground rock ledge) looking across to the North American plate and to the Thingvellir, the plains on which the Icelandic republic was founded in 930 and independence declared in 1944. The tabletop mountain on the horizon was formed by a volcanic eruption beneath a glacial ice sheet when Iceland was covered by ice.
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