United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA. The United States Capitol in Washington, DC, USA. © Devan King/The Nature Conservancy

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Terraced fields along the Mississippi River
Terraced fields Terraced fields along the Mississippi River near Harper's Ferry, Iowa. © Robert J. Hurt

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