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Stardust Goes Down in Smoke
No, this is not the set of Casino 2. After 49 years, the hotel that helped modernize the glam-it-up, get-you-drunk, take-your-money Vegas we know and love is kaput. Stardust was imploded in grand fashion early this morning to make room for the $4.4 billion Boyd's Echelon Place megaplex.
AP photo by Darrin Bush. More at Yahoo! News' slideshow.