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A camera mounted on the tail of a Lockheed L-1101 captures the lights of an airport runway and city beyond. This photo, taken by Bruce Dale in 1977, is part of the ''50 Greatest Photos of National Geographic'' presented at Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center Jan. 25. (Special to the American Press)<br>

A camera mounted on the tail of a Lockheed L-1101 captures the lights of an airport runway and city beyond. This photo, taken by Bruce Dale in 1977, is part of the ''50 Greatest Photos of National Geographic'' presented at Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center Jan. 25. (Special to the American Press)

Lake Charles to host National Geographic exhibit

Last Modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:48 PM

Special to the American Press

The city of Lake Charles will open the traveling exhibit “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” with a free reception 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St.

The exhibition, which will hang through April 13, showcases some of National Geographic’s most compelling photos, from Steve McCurry’s Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca.

The exhibition is based on the iPad app released by National Geographic in 2011, and devices featuring the app will be available in the gallery for visitors to experience.

Historic City Hall is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.

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