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Dresden Photo Gallery
Dresden, once known as "Florence on the Elbe," was celebrated throughout Europe for its architecture and art treasures. Then came the night of February 13, 1945, when Allied bombers rained down phosphorus and high-explosive bombs on the city, which had no military targets.
Today, Dresden is undergoing a rapid and dramatic restoration, and is once again a major sightseeing destination. Dresden also boasts beautiful churches and palaces, as well as many world-class museums. City officials want the entire city rebuilt by 2006 in time for Dresden's 800th anniversary.
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