Photo: China's Three Gorges Dam, by the Numbers



The last temporary dam protecting the just completed main wall of Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River was blown up on June 6, 2006. The 12-second series of blasts sent the 30-yard-long (27-meter-long) top section of the cofferdam tumbling into the river in central China's Hubei Province.


Photograph from AP/Xinhua


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