Contributor LightAndDrawing created this aerial view of one of the 20th century's great technical feats: the Alaska Pipeline.  The pipeline runs almost 1.3k km (about 800 miles) from Prudhoe Bay in the far northern part of the state to the Port of Valdez, where the oil is loaded onto giant ocean-going tankers.  Triggered by the first OPEC oil crisis of the early 1970's, the pipeline allowed the large-scale development of the North Slope resource, one of the great finds of the 20th century.

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