Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria
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Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voortrekker_Monument

The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.

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A: Voortrekker Monument North Roof

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B: View from the Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

by Martin Broomfield, 10 meters away

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C: Voortrekker Monument Cenotaph

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D: Voortrekker Monument Hall of Heroes

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E: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

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F: Voortrekker Monument Entrance

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H: The Freedom Park Entrance

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I: Freedom Park Isivivane Spiritual Place

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J: Pretoria Fountains Circle

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