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Travel photo of the week: Jan. 4, 2007

The Canadian Rockies in the Banff National Forest Nov. 20, 2006 during morning sunrise. In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. That discovery led to the establishment of Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.

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