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Shipka Monument
Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

10. Shipka Monument, Bulgaria

The Shipka Monument (Bulgarian: Паметник Шипка) is near the Shipka pass, reached by a flight of steps or a short road. It is a memorial to those who died for the Liberation of Bulgaria during the Battles of Shipka Pass in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. It was opened with a ceremony in 1934 and designed by architect Atanas Donkov and sculptor Aleksandar Andreev. An important influence was the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Germany.

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Vasil Levski Monument
Lovech, Bulgaria

9. Vasil Levski Monument, Bulgaria

The largest and most impressive monument of Vasil Levski was inaugurated on 27 May 1964 in Lovech. It is a symbol of the city and is part of the crest for 40 years. Lovech is the capital of the great apostle of revolutionary activity, in which he spends the most time. Quarter Varosha and Drastene is related to the activity of Vasil Levski.

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Liberty Arch Monument
Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

8. Liberty Arch Monument, Bulgaria

Monument Liberty Arch is located on the peak of Goraltepe near Troyan Pass. It is built of concrete and is 35 meters high. It can be reached by a narrow, paved road, on the south side of the ridge.

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Mount Rushmore
South Dakota, United States

7. Mount Rushmore, United States

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 18 m sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial covers 5.17 km2 and is 1745 m above sea level.

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Washington Monument
Washington, United States

6. Washington Monument, United States

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first American president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world tallest stone structure and the world tallest obelisk, standing 169.294 meters.

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Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island, United States

5. Statue of Liberty, United States

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

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Taj Mahal
Uttar Pradesh, India

4. Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal (crown of palaces, also The Taj) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as /the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage/. Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.

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3. Tsar Bell, Russia

The Tsar Bell (Russian: Царь–колокол), also known as the Tsarsky Kolokol, Tsar Kolokol III, or Royal Bell, is a 6.14 meters tall, 6.6 meters diameter bell on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. The bell was commissioned by Empress Anna Ivanovna, niece of Peter the Great. The present bell is sometimes referred to as Kolokol III (Bell III), because it is the third generation. The Tsar Bell is located between the Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Kremlin Wall.

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Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue
Töv Province, Mongolia

2. Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Mongolia

The Genghis Khan Statue is a 40 m tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 m tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan.

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Ciudad Mitad del Mundo
Quito, Ecuador

1. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. It is located at San Antonio parish of the canton of Quito, north of the center of Quito. The grounds contain the Museo Etnogrаfico Mitad del Mundo, a museum about the indigenous ethnography of Ecuador.

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