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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Great Wall of China

Near Beijing. I climbed to the top here, and it felt more like the Great Stairway. The steps are all of unequal height, making climbing -- and especially descending -- very tiring. But what a magnificent sight!

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Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: near Beijing, China, China
Copyright: © DAVIDSON LOEHR