Actor Sean "007" Connery visited the historic Panama Canal and check out one of its locks, the Miraflores Locks.
Connery took a look at Panama Canal operations
during his recent visit to Miraflores Locks. Canal Administrator Alberto Alemán Zubieta explained how ships passing through the Canal are guided into the locks by powerful locomotives (background). Connery was invited to Panama by President Mireya Moscoso to discuss issues related to social development and cultural projects. In his native Scotland, Connery supports educational and cultural organizations, including the Scottish International Educational Trust and Friends of Scotland.