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Ghetto Heroes’ Memorial, Warsaw, Poland

January 28th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ghetto Heroes' Memorial in Warsaw, Poland.

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World’s Largest Saw, Tokyo, Japan

January 15th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

World’s Largest Saw in Tokyo, Japan.

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Adam Mickiewicz monument, Poznan, Poland

December 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Adam Mickiewicz (one of the best-known Polish poets and writers) monument in Poznan, Poland.

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Monument of the anti-communist protests in 1956, Poznan, Poland

December 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Anti-communist protests in 1956 played a significant role in liberalising the post-war communist regime.

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Heliopolis Obelisk, Cairo, Egypt

August 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The oldest standing obelisk in Egypt. It is 67 feet tall and weighs 120 tons or 240,000 pounds.

This is the oldest surviving obelisk (built in 20 century B.C.), within all the existing 27 standing obelisks worldwide.

Heliopolis was once the seat of worship of the sun god, Ra (Re), and The Great Temple of Re was built in this city. Therefore, although it was a capital city [of the 15th nome (province) of Lower Egypt], but it was important as a religious rather than a political center. The Great Temple of Ra in Heliopolis was the second in size only to the Karnak Great Temple of Amon, and its priesthood wielded great influence, particularly during the 5th dynasty [of the Old Kingdom, 24th Century B.C.], when the worship of Ra become the state cult.

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The Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, USA

August 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.'s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was authorized by the U.S. Congress (Public Law 99-572) on October 28, 1986, with design and construction managed by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board and the American Battle Monuments Commission. President George Bush conducted the groundbreaking for the Memorial was on June 14, 1992, Flag Day. It was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, by Bill Clinton and Kim Young Sam, President of the Republic of Korea, to the men and women who served during the conflict. Management of the memorial was turned over to the National Park Service, under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. As with all National Park Service historic areas, the memorial was administratively listed on the National Register of Historic Places on the day of its dedication.

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The Marine Corps War Memorial, Rosslyn, USA

August 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon in Rosslyn, Virginia, United States. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. Its design was based on the iconic photo from the Battle of Iwo Jima.

In 1951, work commenced on creating a cast bronze memorial based on the photo, with the figures 10 meters (32 feet) tall and the flagpole 20 meters (60 feet) long. The granite base of the memorial bears two inscriptions:

* "In honor and memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since 10 November 1775"

* "Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue." — a tribute by Admiral Chester Nimitz to the fighting men on Iwo Jima.

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National War Memorial, Ottawa, Canada

August 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The National War Memorial (cenotaph), also known as The Response, is a tall granite arch with bronze sculptures in Confederation Square, Ottawa, that serves as the federal war memorial for Canada.

Work began in 1926 under the auspices of Public Works and Government Services Canada. March was assisted by his six brothers and a sister, who completed the work after his death in 1930.

The bronze sculptures were completed in July, 1932, and after a period on display in Hyde Park, London, and in storage in the foundry, they were relocated to Ottawa in 1937.

The contract for the construction of the arch was awarded in December, 1937, and the entire memorial was completed on October 19, 1938. The area surrounding the memorial was then landscaped.

The memorial was officially unveiled by George VI, King of Canada, on May 21, 1939. This event and the tour arranged with it marked the first time Canada's reigning monarch had visited the country.

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