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CapSov by mihailefter

Panorama with The National Performing Arts Center in Beijing (formerly known as the Beijing National Grand Theater) and the soviet Great Hall of the People, China.

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Ford’s Theater (I) by michaelwilhelmi

This is the inside of Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1863. The theater is once again set up for the performance of plays while restoring much of how it looked on the date of Lincoln’s death.

The box where Lincoln, his wife and another couple were seated is center left in this image. It is decorated as it was on the night of the assassination. Lincoln was sitting behind the blue banner with stars when Booth entered through the door to the right, put a pistol behind his head and fired. Booth then jumped onto the stage from the box and escaped as the audience reacted in shock.

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Dodona by vasiliosgavrilis

Dodona in Epirus in northwestern Greece was an oracle devoted to a Mother Goddess identified at other sites with Rhea or Gaia, but here called Dione, who was joined and partly supplanted in historical times by the Greek deity Zeus. The shrine of Dodona was regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BCE according to Herodotus. Situated in a remote region away from the main Greek poleis, it was considered second only to the oracle of Delphi in prestige.

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