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Photos of the Panama Canal

Cruise ships transit the Panama Canal, often when repositioning their ships from Alaska to the Caribbean.
A couple watches the Panama Canal traffic from the open air deck of the Pacific Queen.
Watching the opening of the locks from the front of the Pacific Queen.
The Visitors Center includes displays on the construction of the Panama Canal as well as open air decks for watching ships travel through the locks.
From the open air deck, passengers on the Pacific Queen watch a tanker pull up behind; both ships went through the locks together.
The final lock before reaching the Pacific waters begins to open.
The locks slowly open. Hungry pelicans watch from the side knowing an easy meal awaits. As fish from the freshwater canal hit the salt water on the other side of the lock, they're stunned and caught easily.
The lock completely opens, marking the end of the transit.
Short video (4 seconds) on final opening of last lock in Panama Canal transit  
Disembarking at the Amador Causeway in Panama City. You'll find duty free shops in the area as well as restaurants and bars.

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