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Abandoned Construction
Abandoned Construction

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Challenge: Life In Your City (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Date: May 27, 2010
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2010


This is the Victory Over America Palace. Construction started in 1997 and was paid for by the Oil for Food Program. Yes, this isn't food but dictators tend to do what they want. Saddam built this to signify his victory over America after the Persian Gulf War. However, I don't believe historians agree with Saddam's point of view. Either way, the US bombed it in 2003 -just because. It hasn't been touched since. Another interesting fact: the French designed this palace and were the general contractors.

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Place: 20 out of 115
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2010 08:35:20 AM
This is nice. Moon seals the deal. Page one for sure. One of my three favorites.
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06/05/2010 02:21:10 PM
Shows life indirectly, I guess. Nitpicky challenge criteria aside, this is an outstanding photograph.
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06/03/2010 10:29:39 AM
It's a great shot (less for the sky artefacts) but not really showing life in the city.
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06/03/2010 03:36:44 AM
is it really abandoned? amazing looking structure. would like to know the story behind this.
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06/02/2010 01:18:48 PM
WOW! This is a totally awesome capture!
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05/31/2010 03:26:31 PM
great shot,,, and the moon is amazing,,,,,,,,,,
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05/31/2010 01:29:44 PM
The moon really adds a great effect to this. Nice job.
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