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#920 Panama Canal, Panama

An astonishing feat of engineering that has changed modern times, the Panama Canal has been owned by three countries, connects two vast countries, has been functioning for almost a century, broke a country in two, and cost untold lives in its difficult construction. It is part of the modern economy ticking away and truly a marvel of human engineering.

It's being expanded and improved in time for its century anniversary. Truly a marvel!
One of the dredging boats that dug the canal.
A view of the construction of the canal from inside the museum.

Looking from the Miraflores locks towards the Pacific Ocean.
Draining the canal.
The many viewers -- a popular tourist attraction!
The modern ships dwarf the Miraflores station. Most ships are now constructed to within centimeters of fitting within the canal.
Miraflores locks.

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