Expanding the Panama Canal


An aerial view of a cargo ship in the Panama Canal is seen during an organised media tour March 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the Gatun locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal is seen during an organised media tour, on the outskirts of Colon City March 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An explosion at the bottom of the Paraiso hill section of the canal marks the beginning of the Panama Canal's expansion project, September 2007. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Canal worker opens the water valves to flood the first access channel that will join the new locks in the Pacific area of the Panama Canal in Panama City October 20, 2011. (Photo by Alberto Lowe/Reuters)



Visitors brave the rain during a tour organized by the Panama Canal to the expansion project in Panama City May 17, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Visitors take pictures during a tour organized by the Panama Canal to the expansion project in Panama City May 17, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the construction site of the Panama Canal Expansion project is seen during an organised media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, in Panama City March 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Workers and members of the media are seen inside a tunnel at the Panama Canal expansion project site in Panama City March 26, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Pipes are pictured as the valves open to start the flooding of the Panama Canal Expansion project on the outskirts of Colon City June 11, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the new Panama Canal expansion project on the Atlantic side May 12, 2016. The expansion project will allow bigger ships to transit, with two new sets of locks, one on the Pacific side and one on the Atlantic side. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Cargo ship navigates along Panama Canal during organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of main sub contractors of Panama Canal Expansion project, on outskirts of Panama City May 12, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the construction site of the Panama Canal Expansion project is seen during an organised media tour, on the outskirts of Colon City March 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Steel rolling gate, part of the last set of locks on the Pacific side, is seen before being installed as part of the Panama Canal Expansion Project in Panama City April 28, 2015. (Photo by Rafael Ibarra/Reuters)



A general view of the construction of the new locks on the Pacific side at the Panama Canal Expansion project in Panama City April 15, 2013. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Women take selfies in front of a waterfall during the flooding of the Panama Canal Expansion project on outskirts of Colon City June 11, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters) REUTERS/Carlos Jasso



Cargo ships navigate Panama Canal during organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, on the outskirts of Colon city, Panama May 12, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



A worker is seen at the Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Inside of the control tower is pictured at the Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Employees work at new control tower of the Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



A bus crosses the canal via a floodgate, over the Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



Members of the media film the new the Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



A view of the Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the new Panama Canal expansion project on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the new Panama Canal expansion project on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, on the outskirt of Colon City, Panama May 11, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)



An aerial view of the new Panama Canal expansion project on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City May 11, 2016. The newly expanded Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)





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