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This is part of my ongoing quest to scan all the family photos that have come into my possession over the past few years. The interesting ones, at least. Here's my grandfather again, this time at the Pyramids in Egypt between late 1944 and late 1945. There's no note on the back of this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.