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Stairs at the Union Buildings

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The Union Buildings are central to South African history, and the administrative capitol City of Pretoria. These buildings were constructed between 1910 and 1913 to the designs of the late Sir Herbert Baker and accommodate a number of government departments, including the Presidency.

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A: Union Building, Pretoria

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B: Union Buildings sunset

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C: General Louis Botha Statue

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D: Union Buildings Gigapixel

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E: Union Buildings Statue

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F: South African Police Memorial

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G: State Theatre parking entrance

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H: Sammy Marks Square

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I: Strijdom Square

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J: Outside Loftus Versfeld Stadium

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Text by Steve Smith.

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