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This is the site of the pivotal battle that happened 200 years ago on June 18, 1815. Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated here on the plains of this undulating countryside south of Brussels, Belgium by the Duke of Wellington and his Prussian allies. It spelled the end of his empire and changed the course of European history. I shot this view from the 43-meter high Lion’s Mound – a man-made hill built to commemorate the battle – that overlooks the round museum whose interior walls are painted with a 360-degree mural depicting the charge of the French cavalry.

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