The photographer: Michael Brandt of El Dorado Hills
Behind the lens: Basilique du Sacre Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) is perched at the top of Butte de Montmarte. The basilica was built between 1873 and 1919 to remember the 58,000 victims of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. This photo was taken on Sept. 15 in Paris.
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