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American history

It's under the radar of most travellers to the US, but there's still plenty in Philadelphia for a pleasant stop. By Daven Wu

FROM a general scan of Philadelphia's skyline of skyscrapers, its massive fin de siècle piles, and equally drab office blocks and empty car-park lots, it's difficult to believe there was a time when Philadelphia was the epicentre of the American universe.

Founded by William Penn in 1682...

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