Special Report

Early Photographs of the World’s Most Famous Landmarks

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Leaning Tower of Pisa
> Location: Pisa, Italy
> Construction completed: 1372
> Year of photograph: Unknown

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Mont Saint-Michel Abbey
> Location: Normandy, France
> Construction completed: 1523
> Year of photograph: circa 1880

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St. Basil’s Cathedral
> Location: Moscow, Russia
> Construction completed: 1561
> Year of photograph: circa 1875

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)
> Location: Istanbul, Turkey
> Construction completed: 1616
> Year of photograph:

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St. Peter’s Basilica
> Location: Vatican City, Italy
> Construction completed: 1626
> Year of photograph:

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