The third president of the United States completed the original house in 1772.In 1794 he began to rebuild the structure, blending his own architectural style with his favorite European designs.Clouds encircle the lofty rim of Mount Elgon, a huge, long-extinct volcano on the border between Uganda and Kenya, viewed in this enhanced satellite image.The solitary volcano has one of the world's largest intact calderas, a cauldron-like central depression.Photography is not allowed inside the living quarters of the house, which includes skylights that Jefferson designed.A life-size bronze statue at Monticello of the 188 cm (6ft 2in) Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States.
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Distinctive acacia trees line the dirt road carved out by safari vehicles in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
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