In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, visitors sit on a rocky outcrop looking out onto the Acropolis, with the newly-restored temple of Athena Nike, distinguished by its four Ionic columns, on a platform below and to the left of the Parthenon, in Athens, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. A ten-year restoration project has just been completed on the 2,400-year-old temple, which was dismantled to ground level and rebuilt to correct damage from ground subsidence and rusting internal joints. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) *** Local Caption *** ATH103_Greece_Disappearing_Temple.jpg
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