Updated: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:45:00 GMT
The Grand Canyon from above 30,000 feet: In pictures

The Grand Canyon is a huge fissure in the Colorado Plateau that exposes uplifted Proterozoic and Paleozoic strata, and is also one of the 19 distinct physiographic sections of the Colorado Plateau province. In 1908, the Grand Canyon became an official national monument and became a national park in 1919

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An aerial picture of the Grand Canyon in Arizona taken on July 1, 2013 from around 30,000 feet (10,000m).

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