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These 9 Famous Landmarks Look Absolutely Stunning... Until You Zoom Out

Let's play a game! We've all seen the stock photo versions of these world-famous landmarks. Some of us have even been there. But what they don't normally give us on the tourist brochures is the view from a few hundred feet back, or up, or from the Pizza Hut nearby. And so we present: Postcard vs. Reality.

Below we've rounded up a few of the more surprising finds, with a hat tip to Reddit users ArmoredCavalry and xordis.


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