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Published on 19 Dec 2014 | over 3 years ago

Throughout history man has been building dams for various reasons, whether it was to prevent floods, generate electricity, or create a water supply. Starting thousands of years ago in the middle east as small walls, today dams are immensely huge power generation facilities that fulfill a number of tasks and take years to build. So, whether you recognize the impact these architectural wonders have had on your life or not, these are the 25 tallest dams in the world.

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Toktogul Dam
Longtan Dam
Glen Canyon Dam
Dworshak Dam
Contra Dam, Switzerland
Hoover Dam, Arizona
Luzzone Dam, Switzerland
Bhakra Dam, India
Karun-4 Dam, Iran
Shuibuya Dam, China
Chirkey Dam, Russia
El Cajón Dam, Honduras
Oroville Dam, California
Ertan Dam, China
Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam, Russia
Mica Dam, Canada
Deriner Dam, Turkey
Laxiwa Dam, China
Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland
Tehri Dam, India
Vajont Dam, Italy
Inguri Dam, Georgia
Grande Dixence Dam, Switzerland
Xiaowan Dam, China
Nurek Dam, Tajikistan

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