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La Brea Tar Pits Photo Essay

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A crowd checks out the fossil history at the La Brea Tarpits.

Pit 91 is the current major excavation project.

A sabre-toothed cat display.

The tar pits slowly release methane gas as organic matter breaks down far below the surface.

The Woodward Eagle is the largest eagle species known to mankind, and its fossils have only been found in the La Brea Tar Pits here in Los Angeles.

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