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Smithsonian Magazine - February 2010


32 Uncovering Secrets of the Sphinx The Egyptian colossus gradually reveals its mysteries to an American archaeologist BY EVAN HADINGHAM
42 Picture of Prosperity When affluent African–Americans in segregated Washington, D.C. wanted their portraits taken, they turned to Addison Scurlock BY DAVID ZAX
48 The Venus Flytrap’s Lethal Allure Native only to the Carolinas, the carnivorous plant that draws unwitting insects to its spiky maw now faces dangers of its own BY ABIGAIL TUCKER PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNDA RICHARDSON
56 Can Auschwitz Be Saved? Liberated 65 years ago, the German concentration camp is one of Eastern Europe’s most visited sites—and most fragile BY ANDREW CURRY PHOTOGRAPHS BY MACIEK NABRDALIK
66 Renoir Rebels Again Later in life, the great French Impressionist’s career took an unexpected turn. A new exhibition showcases the controversial works BY RICHARD COVINGTON
72 Behind the Scenes in Monument Valley The vast Navajo tribal park stars in Hollywood movies but remains largely hidden to visitors BY TONY PERROTTET PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOUGLAS MERRIAM

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