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World's most famous ship canals

November 17, 2014, 17:06 UTC+3
The most well-known man-made ship canals of the world in this photo gallery by TASS
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The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Photo: NASA image of the Suez Canal
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Photo: NASA image of the Suez Canal
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Photo: NASA image of the Suez Canal
© wikipedia.org/NASA/public domain
It took 10 years to build the Suez Canal. Photo: the canal in 1956
It took 10 years to build the Suez Canal. Photo: the canal in 1956
It took 10 years to build the Suez Canal. Photo: the canal in 1956
© I.Artyukhov/V.Orlov/Fotokhronika TASS
Over 17,000 vessels pass through the canal yearly. Photo: cargo ships sail through the Suez Canal
Over 17,000 vessels pass through the canal yearly. Photo: cargo ships sail through the Suez Canal
Over 17,000 vessels pass through the canal yearly. Photo: cargo ships sail through the Suez Canal
© AP Photo
Photo: Two women sit along the Suez Canal as the Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko crosses the canal 100 km east of Cairo, Egypt
Photo: Two women sit along the Suez Canal as the Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko crosses the canal 100 km east of Cairo, Egypt
Photo: Two women sit along the Suez Canal as the Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko crosses the canal 100 km east of Cairo, Egypt
© EPA/STR
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It's 77,1 km long
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It's 77,1 km long
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It's 77,1 km long
© S. Sychyov/Fotokhronika TASS
The Panama Canal was opened in 1914
The Panama Canal was opened in 1914
The Panama Canal was opened in 1914
© AP Photo
The canal is one of the most outsatnding engineering projects ever realized
The canal is one of the most outsatnding engineering projects ever realized
The canal is one of the most outsatnding engineering projects ever realized
© AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest manmade waterway in the world (1,794 km) Photo: a barge moves through the Grand Canal
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest manmade waterway in the world (1,794 km) Photo: a barge moves through the Grand Canal
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest manmade waterway in the world (1,794 km) Photo: a barge moves through the Grand Canal
© EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Photo: a view of Corinth Canal by night as seen from Loutraki
The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Photo: a view of Corinth Canal by night as seen from Loutraki
The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Photo: a view of Corinth Canal by night as seen from Loutraki
© EPA/TIBOR ILLYES HUNGARY OUT
Although the canal is of little economic importance, narrow and not very long (6,4 km), it's very picturesque. Photo: a sail ship passes through the Corinth Canal
Although the canal is of little economic importance, narrow and not very long (6,4 km), it's very picturesque. Photo: a sail ship passes through the Corinth Canal
Although the canal is of little economic importance, narrow and not very long (6,4 km), it's very picturesque. Photo: a sail ship passes through the Corinth Canal
© EPA/VASILIS PSOMAS
The Kiel Canal, that is 98 km long and connects the Baltic and the North seas, existed since the 18th century, but large-scale construction work began only in the end of the 19th century. Photo: a Soviet ship passes through the Kiel Canal in 1956
The Kiel Canal, that is 98 km long and connects the Baltic and the North seas, existed since the 18th century, but large-scale construction work began only in the end of the 19th century. Photo: a Soviet ship passes through the Kiel Canal in 1956
The Kiel Canal, that is 98 km long and connects the Baltic and the North seas, existed since the 18th century, but large-scale construction work began only in the end of the 19th century. Photo: a Soviet ship passes through the Kiel Canal in 1956
© Alexander Kochetkov/Fotokhronika TASS
The locks at the Kiel Canal
The locks at the Kiel Canal
The locks at the Kiel Canal
©  EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
The Kiel Canal saves a 450 kilometer detour via Skagerrak
The Kiel Canal saves a 450 kilometer detour via Skagerrak
The Kiel Canal saves a 450 kilometer detour via Skagerrak
© AP Photo/Heribert Proepper
The White Sea Canal in Russia was opened 1933. It connects the White Sea with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
The White Sea Canal in Russia was opened 1933. It connects the White Sea with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
The White Sea Canal in Russia was opened 1933. It connects the White Sea with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
© Semyon Maisterman/Fotokhronika TASS
The canal was built by GULAG prisoners. Thousands of people died during the construction
The canal was built by GULAG prisoners. Thousands of people died during the construction
The canal was built by GULAG prisoners. Thousands of people died during the construction
© wikipedia.org/public domain
Photo: construction of the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal in 1932
Photo: construction of the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal in 1932
Photo: construction of the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal in 1932
© Reproduction/Fotokhronika TASS
The total length of the route is 227 km. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
The total length of the route is 227 km. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
The total length of the route is 227 km. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
© Semyon Maisterman/Fotokhronika TASS
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The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Photo: NASA image of the Suez Canal
© wikipedia.org/NASA/public domain
It took 10 years to build the Suez Canal. Photo: the canal in 1956
© I.Artyukhov/V.Orlov/Fotokhronika TASS
Over 17,000 vessels pass through the canal yearly. Photo: cargo ships sail through the Suez Canal
© AP Photo
Photo: Two women sit along the Suez Canal as the Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko crosses the canal 100 km east of Cairo, Egypt
© EPA/STR
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It's 77,1 km long
© S. Sychyov/Fotokhronika TASS
The Panama Canal was opened in 1914
© AP Photo
The canal is one of the most outsatnding engineering projects ever realized
© AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest manmade waterway in the world (1,794 km) Photo: a barge moves through the Grand Canal
© EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Photo: a view of Corinth Canal by night as seen from Loutraki
© EPA/TIBOR ILLYES HUNGARY OUT
Although the canal is of little economic importance, narrow and not very long (6,4 km), it's very picturesque. Photo: a sail ship passes through the Corinth Canal
© EPA/VASILIS PSOMAS
The Kiel Canal, that is 98 km long and connects the Baltic and the North seas, existed since the 18th century, but large-scale construction work began only in the end of the 19th century. Photo: a Soviet ship passes through the Kiel Canal in 1956
© Alexander Kochetkov/Fotokhronika TASS
The locks at the Kiel Canal
©  EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
The Kiel Canal saves a 450 kilometer detour via Skagerrak
© AP Photo/Heribert Proepper
The White Sea Canal in Russia was opened 1933. It connects the White Sea with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
© Semyon Maisterman/Fotokhronika TASS
The canal was built by GULAG prisoners. Thousands of people died during the construction
© wikipedia.org/public domain
Photo: construction of the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal in 1932
© Reproduction/Fotokhronika TASS
The total length of the route is 227 km. Photo: the White Sea Canal in 1973
© Semyon Maisterman/Fotokhronika TASS

The Suez Canal was opened 145 years ago on 17 November 1869. It took 10 years to build the canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It allows ships to travel between Europe and eastern Asia without navigating around Africa. Over 17,000 vessels pass through the canal yearly. The best known ship canals in this photo gallery by TASS.

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