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Tourists take in the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt

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Ramses Secondary Temple of Luxor in front of one of the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt, Dec. 6, 2010. Luxor is creating a park that has been part of an UNESCO funded project to excavate and create a park of the Avenue of the Sphinxes which stretches about 1.5 miles to the Temple of Karnak.

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Tourists visiting the Middle Kingdom pharanoic Temple of Luxor take photographs.