The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India. It became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. Construction on the Taj Mahal started in 1632, the principal masoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings were completed in 1653. Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal after his third wife Mumtaz Mahal died. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo in the Photography section of Running Wolf’s Rant for the 19th of April 2010. Watch this space for daily updates.