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A train upended by Westward-fleeing Greeks in 1923 in Turkey. A train upended by Westward-fleeing Greeks in 1923 in Turkey. (Photo copyright 2008, Musee Albert Kahn)
By Dushko Petrovich
January 4, 2009

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS ago, one of Paris's richest men had a quixotic dream. Returning from a personal trip to China and Japan, the banker Albert Kahn decided to build a huge visual archive of the planet. Kahn believed that mutual misunderstanding was the source of world conflict, so in 1909, he began funding scores of photographers as they set out ... (Full article: 1691 words)

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