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  Taj Mahal

 

India

The famous Taj Mahal, located at the bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, in India's northern state Uttar Pradesh. This grand edifice, made of white marble, has been voted one of India's Seven Wonders (fig.).

 

Note that the four minarets do not stand straight-up, but are pointing somewhat outward, away from the main building. This is done to prevent them falling on the Taj in case of an earthquake.

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  Taj Mahal