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Following ITER progress in pictures

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If a picture can tell a thousand words, then the ITER website's new construction photo galleries will keep you busy for some time.

The galleries retrace one year of construction activity on the ITER platform. Beginning in August 2010, the photo galleries track the impressive excavation work for the Tokamak Complex, the construction of the steel and concrete Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility—now only three months from completion—and progress on the permanent ITER Headquarters.

The pages also recount the challenges to come: What are the stages of construction for the 360,000-tonne Tokamak Complex? How will the ITER components be transported safely and securely from destinations all over the world? How will the components be handled, lifted, assembled and aligned once on site?

The ITER Tokamak—with its one million components, extensive plant systems and extreme complexity—is one of the most challenging machines ever engineered. Building ITER is a fascinating story that we hope that you'll follow regularly on the new Construction Pages of the ITER website.

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