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The Pleiades satellite acquired this view of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi on 11 March 2016.

As part of a partnership between France and Abu Dhabi, a new Louvre museum has been under construction in the city since 2009.

As the name suggests, this museum will host international art, but the curators plan to use this opportunity to bring together Eastern and Western art.

The museum is a dome which is constructed to allow sunlight to pass through and is intended to give the impression that the building is floating on the water. As of October 2016, it was estimated to be 50% complete.

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Credit: CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved

Louvre, Abu Dhabi


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