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The Pantheon is France's national monument to its great men (and, in the case of Madam Curie, a woman). Above, a vacant crypt in the Pantheon, the basement of which is a huge and mostly empty mausoleum. Some of the vacant crypts are used for supplies and storage pending the arrival of the great men of the future. Digital photo by Eric Francis.

Third of cover photo trio, 14th April 2005.