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Endangered Animals
Photograph by Steve McCurry

Considered symbols of power and courage, lions guarded the entrances to public buildings at Tell Harmel, the ancient town of Shaduppum. Within the city limits of Baghdad, Tell Harmel has been restored as an outdoor museum with replicas of its lion statues. One of the original two stone lions, which were on display in the Iraq Museum, were damaged by looters. Although not significant in size, Tell Harmel boasts some of the earliest evidence of the use of certain mathematical principles.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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