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When you want to send a postcard from a particular place, it's really hard to choose its design. After all, you have to decide what site portrays the essence of that location best. Google goes through the same problem - if a person searches a place, the website has to determine what images appear at the top of the result list. So what 'postcards' do Google assign to the cities around the world?

Bored Panda has conducted a Google image search of all the capital cities around the globe (according to United Nations there are 195 of them) and collected the first images of each query. From the sunny coast of Algiers to the buzzing lights of Taipei, these pictures show the incredibly diverse beauty of human civilization.

P.S. Results may vary for each user, but to make our list as objective as possible, we used Google Chrome's Incognito mode (the queries were formulated as follows: "City, Country" and were conducted on google.co.uk).

#1

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

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#5

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

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Lucine Kazanian
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My father loveeeed 🇭🇺. He said, it was beautiful, and the people were very nice

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#6

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

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Hisseefit
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someday soon I have to go here before it becomes Americanized. I don't want to see a McDonalds every couple city blocks.

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#7

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

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boredhuman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

one of my favorite capitol cities in europe. such a great fibe. especially in the summer. highly recommended to visit one time.

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#9

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Jujube Wrangler
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the juxtaposition of old vs. new. They're both great in their own way!

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#11

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

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Carol Stephen
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live 30 minutes from Ottawa, former resident of the city. Parliament Hill and Chateau Laurier, like a group of old castles!

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#12

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Jerome Van Berkum
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there are 1000 better pictures then this one of Amsterdam.. hmm why is this on 1ste..

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#13

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

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Ruth Vanhoof
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The "castle" on the left is the city hall, the "castle" to the left is called the Breadhouse and is a museum

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

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PurpleUnicorn
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Ha'penny bridge, so called because you used to have to pay a ha'penny to cross it.

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#20

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

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Valentina
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On my bucket list for the beauty and for the 100% cool Estonian people I met so far!

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#21

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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Valentina
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...I love this city sooo much...sniff, sooo far from here ; (

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#22

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

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#26

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

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Layal Halawi
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My beautiful resilient city <3 a bloody civil war and endless battles and shellings and it still manages to have a beautiful vibe full of life!

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#27

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

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#28

Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

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#29

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

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Seoul, South Korea

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Tbilisi, Georgia

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#35

Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine

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Дмитро Ковальов
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kyiv is official transliteration, not Kiev. It's much more awesome from some different point.

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#36

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

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#37

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Trang Pham
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually it's not in the center of Hanoi but the view of Thay Pagoda - 20km Western from Hanoi

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#39

Beijing, China

Beijing, China

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Sweep the Leg
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pictures like this raised my expectation of visiting China and the Forbidden City. When I got there, I was too distracted by the level of pollution, trash, and crowds.

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#40

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Sano Longstocking
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Umm, those are just statues. Where are the houses, buildings, stuff?

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#41

Moroni, Comoros

Moroni, Comoros

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#42

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

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#43

Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

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#45

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

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#46

Canberra, Australia

Canberra, Australia

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#48

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

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#49

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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#51

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Valentina
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Luxembourg city: 160 different nationalities living peacefully in a tiny, tidy, friendly city. 70% residents are foreigners.

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#55

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania

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#56

Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang, North Korea

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#57

Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For those who are saying they don't see this picture: "Results may vary for each user, but to make our list as objective as possible, we used Google Chrome's Incognito mode (the queries were formulated as follows: "City, Country" and were conducted on google.co.uk)."

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#59

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

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Lucine Kazanian
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🇬🇷 another beautiful country & people ♥️Will revisit for sure

#60

Monaco, Monaco

Monaco, Monaco

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James Floyd
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never really had a desire to travel here. Too much money being passed around (and gambled away)

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#61

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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#62

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

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n.
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love this town, people and everything... it is so special <3

#63

Lome, Togo

Lome, Togo

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#65

Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

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Ali Karasu
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ankara is chosen to be the capital of Turkish Republic because it is basically at the center of Turkey. Why eveything has to be in Istanbul?

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#68

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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#69

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana

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Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

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Darth Noodles
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Our capital is getting outvoted, Philippines. Let's keep upvoting Manila.

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#75

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

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Klara Krejcova
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, I got totally different picture. This one gives no justice to the most beautiful city n Europe. Whatever...

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#77

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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#78

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

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#80

Andorra La Vella, Andorra

Andorra La Vella, Andorra

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#81

Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion, Paraguay

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#82

Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

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cyberbird
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A bull fighting arena coexists with modern buildings, such as in most hispanic american capitals, I believe.

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#83

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane, Laos

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#84

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

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#85

Sao Tome, Sao Tome And Principe

Sao Tome, Sao Tome And Principe

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#86

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

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boredhuman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

omg i love this city. so many cultures, modern architecture mixed with old and sooo clean.

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#87

Yaren District, Nauru

Yaren District, Nauru

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#89

Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau, The Bahamas

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#91

Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica

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#92

Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan

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#94

Managua, Nicaragua

Managua, Nicaragua

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#96

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu

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#97

Tirana, Albania

Tirana, Albania

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil

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