The world has evolved so rapidly over the last 100 years that it's difficult to imagine just how much things have changed during that time. Many of the world's most famous cities - like Kuala Lumpur for example, or Hong Kong - bare little resemblance to their earlier selves, and cities such as Dubai didn't even exist at all until fairly recently.

Take a look at these then and now pictures to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, they're sure to give you a fresh perspective on how you look at the world.

#1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2000 And Now

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2000 And Now

panoramio.com , AirPano Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

If you build it.... they will come

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#2 Seoul, South Korea - 1900 And Now

Seoul, South Korea - 1900 And Now

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I'd look vastly different too if you took my pic 116 years later.

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#3 Vilnius, Lithuania - 1900 And Now

Vilnius, Lithuania - 1900 And Now

gidas.mb.vu.lt Report

Erkan Coban 2 months ago

This one is the best

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#4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 1970 And Now

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 1970 And Now

theculturist.com , Predrag Vuckovic Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

It goes to show what a little oil can do for a fellow . . .

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#5 Singapore, Republic Of Singapore – 2000 And Now

Singapore, Republic Of Singapore – 2000 And Now

Ong Wee Jin Report

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa 2 months ago

Colour makes a lot of difference

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#6 Tokyo, Japan - 1945 And Now

Tokyo, Japan - 1945 And Now

japanairraids.org Report

Robert Bailey 2 months ago

That's impressive. Especially since they've had to rebuild after a dozen Godzilla attacks.

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#7 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2005 And Now

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2005 And Now

lovindubai.com Report

Hiss like a leaf 2 months ago

Literally a night and day difference!

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#8 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - 1930 And Now

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - 1930 And Now

Rafael Rabello de Barros Report

Robert Bailey 2 months ago

Jesus Christ look at that.

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#9 Sydney, Australia - 1932 And Now

Sydney, Australia - 1932 And Now

The National Library of Australia Report

Virginia Laffitte 2 months ago

LOVE SYDNEY!!

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#10 Shenzen, China - 1964 And Now

Shenzen, China - 1964 And Now

David McLeod Report

Alin Sas 2 months ago

Those pictures clearly shows the increase of poluation

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#11 Fortaleza, Brazil - 1975 And Now

Fortaleza, Brazil - 1975 And Now

unknown Report

Catherine Hawkins 2 months ago

They ruined it, it was better before

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#12 Bangkok, Thailand - 1988 And Now

Bangkok, Thailand - 1988 And Now

unknown Report

Matthew Dobeck 2 months ago

How odd - what happened?

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#13 Athens, Greece - 1862 And Now

Athens, Greece - 1862 And Now

Francis Bedford , xstaz Report

Levan Tediashvili 2 months ago

They just added electricity :D

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#14 Berlin, Germany - 1945 And 1990s

Berlin, Germany - 1945 And 1990s

rarehistoricalphotos.com , gettyimages.com Report

Catherine Hawkins 2 months ago

if a picture before the war could be added it would be good

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#15 Toronto, Canada - 1930 And Now

Toronto, Canada - 1930 And Now

Special Collections Toronto Public Library Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Gorgeous skyline.

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