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Photo Essay: Netherlands museum journeys through human body

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Ever wanted to take a stroll through the human body? A new museum in the Netherlands lets you do just that.

A visitor observes the teeth in a large scale model of the human mouth, as he stands on a rubber tongue complete with taste buds and tonsils hung in the foreground, at the Corpus museum in Oegstgeest, Netherlands, March 14, 2008. All the walls and halls in the museum are modeled with fiberglass to resemble the inside of a giant human body, giving visitors the sensation of being shrunk down to a tiny scale. (Photo: AP Photo/Fred Ernst)

 

The makers of the new Corpus attraction near Amsterdam are hoping that the combination amusement park and health education museum will encourage kids to take better care of their own bodies. Outside, a 115-foot-high seated human figure is incorporated into its structure. (Photo: AP Photo/Fred Ernst)

 

A visitor observes organs at the Corpus museum in Oegstgeest, Netherlands, Friday, March 14, 2008. The museum stretches over 7 floors, inviting visitors to take the spectacular trip through the body's functions, starting in the leg and traveling upwards on a platform to the brain. (Photo: AP Photo/Fred Ernst)

 

An educational film describing how blood cells are made and the workings of the human circulatory system, is seen, at the Corpus museum in Oegstgeest, 21 miles southeast of Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 14, 2008. The makers of the new Corpus attraction are hoping that a combination amusement park and health education museum will encourage kids to take better care of their own bodies. (Photo: AP Photo/Fred Ernst)

 

A human embryo is shown in a three-dimensional film on human reproduction at the Corpus museum near Amsterdam, March 14, 2008. The museum offers an interactive guide to the human body by means of tangible, audible and visible images, a mixture of giant replicas of body parts and organs and incorporated videos or video theaters using latest electronic and microscopic developments. (Photo: AP Photo/Fred Ernst)

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