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West Mitten Butte Monument Valley in northeastern Arizona
Credit: Huebi

West Mitten Butte Monument Valley, view northeastward from Arizona to Utah.

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Chris Young (circle change during pregame bullpen warmup)
Credit: User:TonyTheTiger

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Chris Young warms up before a game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs during the 2007 season.

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The ghost town of Bodie, California
Credit: Solipsist

The ghost town of Bodie, California. Bodie went from a small camp to a Wild West boomtown in 1876 as part of the California gold rush, but fell into decline after the local mine was closed in 1913.

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Walt Whitman (1887)
Credit: George C. Cox

A photograph of American poet, essayist and journalist Walt Whitman, taken in 1887. Whitman, often called the father of free verse, is considered one of the most important poets in American canon.

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Steam locomotives of the Chicago & North Western Railway in the roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois rail yards.
Credit: Jack Delano

Steam locomotives of the Chicago & North Western Railway in the roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois rail yards, 1942.

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Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand
Credit: Alexander Gardner

Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand not long after the Civil War’s first battle on northern soil in Antietam, Maryland on October 3, 1862.

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View of the Woolworth Building and surrounding buildings, New York City. (1913)
Credit: The Pictorial News Co., Source: Library of Congress

A view of the New York City landmark Woolworth Building from 1913.

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Grizzly bear in autumn in Denali National Park.
Credit: Jean-Pierre Lavoie

A grizzly bear in autumn in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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Golden Gate Bridge by night looking south across the Golden Gate towards San Francisco.
Credit: Dschwen

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge at night, looking south across the Golden Gate towards San Francisco.

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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona as seen from the lookout point
Credit: Chmehl

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, as seen from the lookout point.

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Seattle, Washington, skyline
Credit: Cacophony

The skyline of Seattle, Washington at dusk.

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon, July 20 1969.
Credit: Neil Armstrong

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera.

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A California surfer.
Credit: Mila Zinkova

A surfer performing a gash, or very sharp turn, off the Santa Cruz, California coastline. Northern California is a popular surfing destination; however, the year-round low temperature of the ocean in that region (averaging 57ºF/14ºC) necessitates the use of wetsuits.

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U.S. states by date of statehood
Credit: Astrokey44

An animated map of U.S. states by date of statehood.

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Animated map of the territorial evolution of the Confederate States of America, from first secession to end of Reconstruction.
Credit: Golbez

An animated map of the territorial evolution of the Confederate States of America, from the first secession to end of Reconstruction. Eleven southern states broke away from the union beginning in 1861, triggering the American Civil War.

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David E. Herold, one of the conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, photographed in the Washington Navy Yards, Washington D.C., after his arrest.
Credit: Alexander Gardner

David Herold, one of the conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, photographed in the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C., after his arrest.

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The Capitol as seen at night.
Credit: Diliff

The United States Capitol is the building that serves as the seat of government for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.

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North American Opossum with winter coat.
Credit: Cody pope

The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial found in North America north of Mexico. Oppossums are about the size of a domestic cat and are solitary, nocturnal animals.

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SR-71B trainer version of the SR-71 above the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California
Credit: USAF/Judson Brohmer and NASA

The SR-71 Blackbird was an advanced, long range, strategic reconnaissance aircraft designed and built by the United States. It was capable of speeds in excess of Mach 3+ and was in service from 1964 to 1998. Since 1976, it has held the world record for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft when it reached a speed of 2,193.2 MPH.

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The facade of the Chicago Theatre.
Credit: Daniel Schwen

The landmark Chicago Theatre. Built in 1921, it has been called "an unofficial emblem of the city" and is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Credit: National Archives and Records Administration, Original photographers: McPherson and Oliver

Scars of a whipped Mississippi slave Photo taken: (April 2, 1863) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture."

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Construction at Mount Rushmore of George Washington's likeness.
Credit: Library of Congress

Construction at Mount Rushmore of George Washington's likeness.

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Nuclear weapon test Mike (yield 10.4 Mt) on Enewetak Atoll.
Credit: nuclearweaponarchive.org

Nuclear testing: Operation Ivy: The United States successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike", at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, with a yield of 10.4 megatons.

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George Wythe William Whipple Josiah Bartlett Thomas Lynch, Jr. Benjamin Harrison Richard Henry Lee Samuel Adams George Clinton William Paca Samuel Chase Lewis Morris William Floyd Arthur Middleton Thomas Heyward, Jr. Charles Carroll George Walton Robert Morris Thomas Willing Benjamin Rush Elbridge Gerry Robert Treat Paine Abraham Clark Stephen Hopkins William Ellery George Clymer William Hooper Joseph Hewes James Wilson Francis Hopkinson John Adams Roger Sherman Robert Livingston Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin Richard Stockton Francis Lewis John Witherspoon Samuel Huntington William Williams Oliver Wolcott Charles Thomson John Hancock George Read John Dickinson Edward Rutledge Thomas McKean Philip Livingston Declaration independence.jpg
Trumbull's Declaration of Independence
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Credit: John Trumbull

John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence is a 12-by-18-foot oil-on-canvas painting in the United States Capitol Rotunda that depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to Congress.

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USA history featured pictures

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