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Two people look down on the former imperial Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, in June. The palace, once lived in by members of the Habsburg dynasty when it ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire, isn't just a museum. It is now home to ordinary Austrians. (Associated Press)

Two people look down on the former imperial Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, in June. The palace, once lived in by members of the Habsburg dynasty when it ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire, isn't just a museum. It is now home to ordinary Austrians. (Associated Press)

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