Signs of the City: New York

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Statue Quiz

Statue Quiz

Test your knowledge of these famous statues, and their locations, in this quiz. Use the clues to help you out. Look for the answers at the end of the gallery.

1) This statue of a religious figure stands high above a South American city
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2) This Michelangelo sculpture was completed in 1504 and now stands at the Accademia Gallery. 960 1280

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3) Located in the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, this statue is easily accessible from several train stations. 960 1280

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4) This sculpture was inspired by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo taken by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal. It honors all members of the US Marine Corps who have died in defense of their country since 1775. 960 1280

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5) Standing 143 feet tall, this statue is the largest one of this Hindu god. 960 1280

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6) This sculpture pays tribute to the cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. 960 1280

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7) This lady was given to the US by France. She is a symbol of freedom. 960 1280

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8) This giant bronze statue stands 394 feet tall and weighs more than 4,000 tons. 960 1280

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9) Originally called The Poet, this bronze and marble statue by Auguste Rodin depicts a man in meditation over a powerful internal struggle. 960 1280

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Sphinx

10) With a lion body and a human head, this statue offers no obvious clues about who created it or what its purpose was. 960 1280

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11) There are 887 of these statues on their Polynesian home. 960 1280

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12) This god resides in a Buddhist temple called Wat Pho. 960 1280

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Answers:
1) Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
2) David in Florence, Italy
3) The Kamagaya Great Buddha in Kamagaya, Japan
4) Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) in Arlington, VA
5) Lord Shiva in Bhaktapur, Nepal
6) Pioneer Plaza in Dallas
7) Statue of Liberty in NYC
) Ushiku Daibutsu in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
9) The Thinker in Paris
10) The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt
11) Moai on Easter Island
12) Reclining Buddha in Bangkok
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Taraji P. Henson, Katrina Bowden, Linda Gray, Diana Ramirez and Eve (L-R) line up to walk the runway in New York City. The women get dolled up in their best red dress for the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 960 1280

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Julianne Hough, Ann Curry, Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and Gayle King (L-R) pose for a picture at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011, an annual fashion show to encourage woman to lower their risk for heart disease. February is American Heart Month. 960 1280

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Project Runway Season 4 winner, Christian Siriano (center), poses with friends after his fall collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. 960 1280

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Rapper and actress Eve attends the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2011 show at The Theater at Lincoln Center. 960 1280

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Fashion journalist Louise Roe, Lo Bosworth from MTV's The Hills, and model Agyness Deyn (L-R) check out women walking the runway to show off Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2010 Collection. 960 1280

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From the TV show Real Housewives of New York, Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord pose for a picture with their friend Patrick McDonald before the Academy of Art University's Fall 2011 fashion show. 960 1280

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Designer Tinsley Mortimer, Becca Diamond, musician Alexa Ray Joel, TV personality Olivia Munn, actress Mena Suvari and photographer Nigel Barker (L-R) attend the Jill Stuart Fall 2011 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. 960 1280

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Model Petra Nemkova (fourth from L), actress Rosario Dawson, actress Rose Byrne, and actress Bella Heathcote watch the models walk the runway to show off the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2011Women's Collection. 960 1280

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Model Veronica Webb, celebrity stylist June Ambrose and actress Julia Stiles sit in the front row to see the Tracy Reese Fall 2011 fashion show. 960 1280

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Actress Gabrielle Union and TV news personality Natalie Morales are all smiles at the Tracey Reese Fall fashion show. 960 1280

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Paparazzi surround reality TV star Kim Kardashian taking her seat before the fashion show for Charlotte Ronson's Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. 960 1280

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Singer Fergie watches a model present a creation at the Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week. 960 1280

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Reality TV star Ramona Singer (center), of The Real Housewives of New York City, reacts to a model wearing an interesting creation at the Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2011 fashion show. 960 1280

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Musician Wyclef Jean stands for a quick photo op with the paparazzi before the Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week. 960 1280

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Reality TV star Olivia Palermo (L), and actress Vanessa Hudgens smile for the camera at the Tibi Fall/Winter 2011 collection fashion show during Fashion Week. 960 1280

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The French Riviera

The French Riviera

The French Riviera is the setting for the annual Cannes Film Festival that brings Hollywood heavies to the picturesque waterfront town each year in May. 960 1280
Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

A broad view of Cannes prior to the annual film festival in France. 960 1280

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66th Annual Cannes Film Fest

66th Annual Cannes Film Fest

A poster of legendary actors (and real-life duo) Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward is unveiled in advance of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. 960 1280

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Cannes' Picture-Perfect Beaches

Cannes' Picture-Perfect Beaches

Located in France's Côte D'Azur (French Riviera), the annual Cannes International Film Festival draws Hollywood's elite and in the summer months the same beautiful crowd comes to enjoy the town's picture-perfect beaches and chic resorts. 960 1280

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Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

When not taking in the stars and films, visitors to the Venice Film Festival can navigate the canals courtesy of a gondola ride and take a stroll over the Rialto Bridge. 960 1280

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Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is a 10-day event held every January in Park City, UT, showcasing independent movies from all over the world. Named for Robert Redford's character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the festival has seen Redford play an integral part in building the festival's status over the years. 960 1280

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Park City's Main Street

Park City's Main Street

Snowy Main Street is a hub of activity during the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. 960 1280

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Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival

The crowd buzzes at the Berlinale-Palast for the opening night of the Berlin International Film Festival. 960 1280

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Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Workers erect the largest outdoor airscreen, which is 39 feet high and 79 feet wide in Asia at the Tamar site during the Hong Kong International Film Festival. 960 1280

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Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca, one of downtown Manhattan's hippest neighborhoods, hosts the annual Tribeca Film Festival each year in the spring. 960 1280

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Tribeca Talks: Directors Series

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series

Film lovers line up to hear actor-director Clint Eastwood and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky at the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series at the April 2013 festival in NYC. 960 1280

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Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Actors, filmmakers and other industry insiders head to Toronto each fall for the Toronto International Film Festival. 960 1280

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Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall

Workers prepare the red carpet area at Roy Thomson Hall for the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. 960 1280

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Illusionist David Blaine is suspended and shackled in a 3-ringed gyroscope above New York's Times Square on November 21, 2006. 960 1280

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David Blaine's hands after submerging himself into a sphere of water at Lincoln Center in New York, May 1, 2006. Blaine's 7-day endurance challenge ended with an attempt to set a world record for holding his breath. 960 1280

Illusionists Siegfried (L) and Roy, carrying Titan, a 5-month-old white Siberian tiger, make an appearance at a USO benefit in Las Vegas on November 11, 2001. Roy survived severe injuries when he was attacked by a white tiger during a show in 2003. 960 1280

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Harry Houdini, perhaps the greatest escape artist ever, was renowned for his ability to break free from handcuffs, straitjackets, milk cans, water-filled tanks and wooden crates. 960 1280

Penn Jillette (L) and his partner Teller strike a pose as they arrive at New York's Studio 54 nightclub on December 9, 2003. 960 1280

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Illusionist Criss Angel looks out from a box that's being filled with wet cement during a stunt in New York on June 4, 2007. 960 1280

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Lance Burton, pictured here at the 2006 Rose Bowl Parade, has twice been awarded "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts. 960 1280

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French magician Robert Houdin (1805'1871) is internationally recognized as the father of modern magic. Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz) adopted his stage name in honor of Houdin. 960 1280

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American illusionist David Copperfield "flies" through the air during one of his performances. Copperfield, best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, has sold 40 million tickets and grossed over $1 billion during his career. 960 1280

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David Copperfield performs a trick behind a screen during a show in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on July 11, 2001. 960 1280

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