12 of the most amazing man-made structures
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8. Taj Mahal, India
Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore described this wonder as 'a teardrop on the face of eternity'. Emperor Shah Jahan’s mausoleum for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is just as perfect from a distance as it is close up. The symmetry is breathtaking and is a symphony in white marble. We wish the emperor had not been locked up by his son before he could complete total symmetry by building a black marble mausoleum for himself on the opposite side of the river.