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How can I obtain/use photos of World Heritage sites?

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is not a photobank.

The photos that appear on the World Heritage website, in the photo galleries for each World Heritage site, were generously donated by photographers to help raise awareness of the importance of the World Heritage Convention. They are for educational use, but not for commercial distribution.

Therefore, these photos are not part of the public domain and are protected by international copyright laws. They cannot be used for commercial purposes.

For many World Heritage sites, it is possible to find images free of charge on photography websites.