The Ceremonial South Pole is a site for photo opportunities just yards from the official South Pole. The flags of all signatories of the Antarctic Treaty fly at the Ceremonial South Pole, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Norway, above. The military plane in the background, an L-130 Hercules, ferries most people and supplies to the pole.

Photograph by George F. Mobley
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Encyclopedic entry. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the Earth. It is located on Antarctica, one of the Earth's seven continents.