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08/22/2011 11:08 am ET | Updated Nov 30, 2011

Watch: Leaning Tower Of Pisa Restored (VIDEO)

Restoring the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a monument renowned for its imperfection, was a complicated business for the Italian government, which had to be careful to straighten up the famed tourist mecca without straightening it out.

Several years ago, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was in danger of becoming the lying down Tower of Pisa - the ground beneath it was giving way. The building was listing, pushed over by a million tourists in a million snapshots.

Now, Pisa has been restored to its crooked glory and travelers can visit without fear of being smushed.