A landmark lost

A landmark of Malta is gone. The Azure Window, a natural limestone rock arch, collapsed during a storm on March 8. There is going to be some reprinting of those travel brochures about Malta as the Azure Window shows up on many of them. The arch can also be seen in some films and television series (such as Game of Thrones). Here is a video about this news story.

Malta is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea. It got its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. Valletta is its capital, and Maltese and English are the official languages.

Image Credits: PDTillman and Berit Watkin for the image of the Azure Window
Sources: npr.org, CIA World Factbook