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Watch Canadian Passports Completely Transform Under Blacklight

We're supremely jealous.

United States passports may be ridiculously powerful, but we'd dare say they're not as ridiculously cool as Canada's.

As of mid-2013, Canadian passports have new page designs with UV-reactive inks, which appear normal to the naked eye but emit a dazzling glow when you put them under blacklight. The old Canadian passport had a similar feature, but the newer ones offer a superiorly stunning lineup of scenes from Canadian history, as one Imgur user reminded us this week.

Security is the purpose, says Jessica Seguin, a spokesperson for Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The new passports' UV-sensitive designs "serve to further secure the visa pages against counterfeiting," she told HuffPost. And they look darn good doing it:

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