Yosemite National Park Images

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The Ahwanee Hotel, built in 1927 in Yosemite National Park
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Inside the dining room at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
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El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
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371021 03: A hazy summer day in Yosemite Valley may be the result of humidity, exhaust from vehicles in the valley, or polluted air blowing in from far away San Francisco Bay and the San Juaquin Valley, June 16,2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service hopes to reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. The giant rock formations of Half Dome (center) and El Capitan (left) are visible through the haze. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 11: A car encounters little traffic outside of Yosemite Valley on the road to Glacier Point, high above the valley, June 18, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The landmark rock formation Half Dome is visible in background. The National Park Service hopes to increase mass transit and reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - OCTOBER 29: Yosemite Falls stands dry October 29, 2003 in Yosemite National Park, California. Years of drought have fueled wildfires in the state that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres, damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, and killed 18 people. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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371021 05: Cars fill a parking lot near Yosemite Falls (background), June 18, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service hopes to increase mass transit and reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 01: Pedestrians walk through a cloud of dust and diesel exhaust from a transit bus near Yosemite Village, June 16, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service hopes to increase bus usage and reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 04: An open-air vehicle, sometimes called the "green caterpillar", carries sightseers through Yosemite Valley June 18, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service hopes to increase mass transit and reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 08: With Bridalveil Falls visible in the background, drivers jostle for parking places at Inspiration Point overlooking Yosemite Valley, June 16, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service hopes to increase mass transit and reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 10: A parking lot for Yosemite Village may become the only parking lot for visitors to the valley under the Draft Yosemite Valley Plan, June 16, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service hopes to increase mass transit and reduce the number of cars within Yosemite Valley. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 17: Visitors to Yosemite National Park in California paddle down the Merced River June 19, 2000. Rafting is one of numerous activites that is expected to be banned under the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan. Balancing the desire of humans to use the valley and the healing needs of nature will be the goal of the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 18: A pack horse in Yosemite Valley appears to be laughing, June 19, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. Under the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan horses and mules may be banned from the valley. Balancing the desire of humans to use the valley and the healing needs of nature will be the goal of the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan. The Washington Column rock formation is visible in background. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 19: A Yosemite Valley visitor jumps from Sentinel Bridge into the Merced River, June 16, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California. While it is currently illegal to jump from the bridge, other more conventional activities, such as rafting, may be banned under the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan. Balancing the desire of humans to use the valley and the healing needs of nature will be the goal of the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan. (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371021 20: The historic supervisor's cabin near Yosemite Falls (background) June 19, 2000 in Yosemite National Park, California, will likely be slated for demolition under the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan. The cabin was damaged in the flood of 1997 and officials say it would be expensive to repair the old structure. Balancing the desire of humans to use the valley and the healing needs of nature will be the goal of the Yosemite Valley Draft Plan (Photo by David McNew /Newsmakers)
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371381 08: A model Union Pacific freight engine approaches a replica of a log cabin from Yosemite National Park June 21, 2000 at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, IL. This train is one of seven "G" scale model railroad trains that navigate 12 small national parks and six historic sites in a new exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Gardens called "Junior Railroad: Model Trains in a Model Garden." (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)
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