03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

National Geographic Image Collection (PHOTOS): Amazing Images From Around The World

National Geographic has for over a century produced some of the most memorable and groundbreaking photography around, and it possesses a photo collection that contains a staggering 11 million images dating all the way back to the 19th century. Its new book, "National Geographic: The Image Collection," brings together 450 of these photos, many never before published, to provide an amazing snapshot of the world's endless fascination and beauty. Check out a preview of some of these fantastic images below.

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