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Las Vegas pyramid     - Monuments | USA -
[06/09/2006]

Place : Las Vegas, Nevada.

Description : The Luxor hotel pyamid was inaugurated in 1993, it measures 360 feet (110 m) height! It comprises 4400 luxury rooms, 6 restaurants, an Olympic swimming pool, a movie theater, etc .

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Las Vegas pyramid

Moscow Kremlin     - Monuments | Russia -
[06/09/2006]

Place : Moscow.

Description : The Kremlin of Moscow is the political center of Russia and the geographical center of Moscow. The Kremlin is a true urban fortress in a triangular form.

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Moscow Kremlin

Mecque      - Monuments | La Mecque -
[06/09/2006]

Place : Hedjaz desert, La mecque.

Description : The Mecque city is a crowned city of Islam, located at the west of Saudi Arabia. The Mecque place is a place which any practising Moslem must visit at least once in his life. Ka' Ba in its center is visited every year by 2,5 million believing.

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Mecque

White house     - Monuments | USA -
[06/09/2006]

Place : Washington.

Description : The White House is the official residence and the principal place of work of the United States President. Built in 1790, it counts 132 rooms. 5000 people visit every day"by far" the white house. Note : the white house roof was censured.

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White house

Las Vegas Eiffel tower     - Monuments | USA -
[06/09/2006]

Place : Las Vegas, Nevada.

Description : Certified copy of the Eiffel Tower in France. It measures 540 feet (165 m) and is located in front of the hotel-casino Paris Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Eiffel tower

World Trade Center : Ground 0     - Monuments| USA -
[27/08/2006]

Place : South of Manhattan, New York.

Description : World Trade Center were a 7 buildings complex of businesses carried out between 1969 and 1977. Destroyed the September 11, 2001, the freedom tower will replace World Trade Center and will be completed in 2011.

World Trade Center
World Trade Center : Ground 0
Freedom tower

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World Trade Center : Ground 0

Rushmore mount      - Monuments | USA -
[27/08/2006]

Place : Black Hills, South Dakota.

Description : The giant sculptures of the Rushmore mount are something of single in the world.
The four titanic portraits of American presidents are directly engraved in a cliff in the middle of Black Hills, in South Dakota.

Rushmore mount

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Rushmore mount

Brussels Atomium     - Monuments | Belgium -
[27/08/2006]

Place : Brussels.

Description : Atomium of Brussels was built for the 1958 World Fair.
It is made of nine steel spheres connected the ones to the others by tubes which represent the forces that the various atoms exert the ones on the others to form this giant molecule.

Brussels Atomium

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Brussels Atomium

Cairn of Barnezez     - Monuments | France -
[25/08/2006] from Pierre C.

Place : Plouézoc'h, Morlaix bay, Finistère (29).

Description : Older than the pyramids of Egypt, this megalithic structure was built there 6000 years ago. 230 feet (72 m) length, this construction is one of the oldest vestiges the most preserved in the world.

Cairn of Barnezez

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Cairn of Barnezez

Taj Mahal      - Monuments | India -
[24/08/2006]

Place : Âgrâ, North of India.

Description : Taj Mahal is a monument built by the moghol emperor Shâh Jahân. 20 000 people and more than 1.000 elephants were employed to built this famous India monument.

Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal

Pentagone     - Monuments | USA -
[06/08/2006]

Place : Arlington.

Description : This building shelters the Defence Department of the United States of America. More than 26 000 people work there, civil and soldiers. Its nameis due to its pentagon form. This 5 floors building, inaugurated on January 15, 1943, is the vastest office building of the world, with its 14 mile (28 km) corridors. With its 5 concentric rings, the pentagone was built with reinforced concrete by a steel reinforcement. The construction of the Pentagon began on September 11, 1941.

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Pentagone

Los Caidos Valle     - Monuments | Spain -
[28/06/2006]

Place : Cuelgamuros.

Description : Los Caidos Valle or "Valley of deaths" is a monument that celebrate those which fell for the fatherland. Built in the rock, it took 20 years to carry out this 500 feet (150 m) height cross and its 30.000 m ² esplanade.

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Los Caidos Valle

Taipei tower      - Monuments | Taiwan -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Taipei.

Description : Taipei 101, that was inaugurated in Taiwan at the beginning of 2004, is the most skyscraper of the world.
The tower, able to shelt 12 000 people, culminates to 1666 feet (508m) height and 101 stages divided into eight sections.

Taipei 101

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Taipei tower under construct

Aka viaduct of Lethbridge      - Monuments | Canada -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Lethbridge, Alberta.

Description : Opened on November 3, 1909, this viaduct overhangs the Oldman valley in Lethbridge. This viaduct is 6500 feet (1625m) length and 315 feet (96m) height, this viaduct is the longest railway bridge in Canada.

Aka viaduct of Lethbridge

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Aka viaduct of Lethbridge

Anciant Pompei city     - Monuments | -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Pompei, Campania.

Description : Pompei was a town of Campania in Italy near Naples at the bottom of the Vesuvius, founded in the VIe. In 79, it was entirely buried with Herculanum and Stabies, because of an volcano eruption.

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Anciant Pompei city

Po Lin Bouddha statue     - Monuments | China -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Ngong Ping, Lantau island, Hong-Kong.

Description : This is Po Flax monastery where is the greatest outdoor sitted bronze Buddha : 85 feet (26 m).

Po Lin Bouddha statue

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Po Lin Bouddha statue

Ushiku Bouddha statue      - Monuments | Japan -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Ushiku, Ibaraki.

Description : Located in Ushiku, Japan ; this Buddha statue is 330 feet (100 m) height (3 times the height of the freedom statue).

Ushiku Bouddha statue

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Ushiku Bouddha statue

Sagrada Familia      - Monuments | Spain -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Eixample, Barcelona.

Description : The Expiatori temple of Sagrada Família is unfinished opens of the Antoni Gaudí architect. Begun in 1882, the end of this great work is planned for 2030.

Sagrada Familia

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Sagrada Familia

Athens Acropole : Parthenon     - Monuments | Greece -
[21/06/2006]

Place : Acropole, Athens.

Description : The Athens Parthenon or "virgins room" was built in eleven years. Probably the most known of the traditional Greek monuments, the Parthenon is also considered since Antiquity as a completed temple dorien models. Its construction required the work of hundreds of craftsman-artists.

Parthenon

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Parthenon

Arc de Triomphe     - Monuments | France -
[20/06/2006]

Place : Place de l'étoile, Paris.

Description : Ordered by Napoleon in 1806, this monument is completed in 1836 per Guillaume Abel Blouet. 165 feet (50 m) high, it was inspired by the Roman architecture.

Arc de Triomphe

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Arc de Triomphe

Reminders of the Berlin wall      - Monuments | Germany -
[20/06/2006]

Place : Berlin.

Description : The Berlin Wall was set up from August 13, 1961 during the cold war, separating East Berlin and West Berlin. On November 9, 1989, the wall is destroyed. Here is a vestige of this time in the Berlin town.

Restes du mur de Berlin

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Berlin wall

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