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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Varsha Chrislin 1 year ago

Love the different colours of the buildings!

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#2 Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Nancy E 1 year ago

Iceland is on my bucket list !

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#3 Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

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Hisseefit 1 year ago

Like a fairytale

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#4 Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Kim Kelly 1 year ago

If I had to pick one off of this list I would choose to be here <3

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#5 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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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#8 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

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Izabella Borowiak-Miller 1 year ago

Gorgeous colors!

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#9 Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Jujube Wrangler 1 year ago

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

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#10 Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland

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Samira Peri 1 year ago

Feel the Bern.

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#11 Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

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Carol Stephen 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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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#14 Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

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PurpleUnicorn 1 year ago

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

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#15 Male, Maldives

Male, Maldives

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Kjorn 1 year ago

damn... i Wonder where goes the sewer system

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#16 Sana'a, Yemen

Sana'a, Yemen

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Where is 1 Yemen Drive, Yemen? Can we see it here? :-)

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#17 Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan

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Chris Sharples 1 year ago

Veeery nice.

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#18 Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

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Mia Rennie 1 year ago

amazing

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#19 Paris, France

Paris, France

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

Beautiful city indeed ❤️❤️

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#20 Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

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Valentina 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

...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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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

Love England & the people ♥️♥️

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#23 San Marino, San Marino

San Marino, San Marino

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

This is amazing

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#24 Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

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Peter Iorns 1 year ago

And it does actually regularly look like this. Sunrise.

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#25 Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Photo looks stunning

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#26 Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

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Layal Halawi 1 year ago

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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Grace Robertson 1 year ago

that looks like a very beautiful painting of sorts.

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#29 Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

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#30 Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Rival Toga Sitorus 1 year ago

Love jakarta and the city lights

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#31 Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

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Deny Pirlea 1 year ago

Caput mundi ♥

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#32 Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

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Charm Valenzuela 1 year ago

aigoo i wish i could see oppa someday.....

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#33 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

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#34 Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

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Viktoria Zellner 1 year ago

this is NOT a real photo of vienna!

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#35 Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine

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Дмитро Ковальов 1 year ago

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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Nancy E 1 year ago

Interesting architecture with a Moorish influence.

#37 Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Trang Pham 1 year ago

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

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#38 Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

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Laura Raquel 1 year ago

Beautifullll

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#39 Beijing, China

Beijing, China

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Sweep the Leg 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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

#41 Moroni, Comoros

Moroni, Comoros

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GalaxyInAJar 1 year ago

This should be at the top, you should up its it for me :)

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#42 Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

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Ie Va 1 year ago

Much poor picture. In compare.

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#43 Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

This mountain is the Ararat. The resting place of Noah's ark...

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#44 Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

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Nuria Alvarez Alvarez 1 year ago

La bella Cibeles

#45 Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

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Krystyna Chojnowska 1 year ago

yup, crazy choice of photos in Google reflects crazy character of my country ;)

#46 Canberra, Australia

Canberra, Australia

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

Gorgeous & kick back life style ❤️❤️

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#47 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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Brandon Collinsworth 1 year ago

So this is where the Illuminati lives?

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#48 Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

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Nemanja Popovic 1 year ago

That is how is supossed to look like in 30 years :'D

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#49 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hernán Giménez 1 year ago

At least 5 years old, now ir has a new metro running on that avenue.

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#50 Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu, Bhutan

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Lasha Mamukashvili 1 year ago

The top 1 place to visit for me!

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#51 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Valentina 1 year ago

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

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#52 Basseterre, St. Kitts And Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts And Nevis

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Varsha Chrislin 1 year ago

The blue!!

#53 Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Raymond Castro 1 year ago

Eurotrip!

#54 Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro, Marshall Islands

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Varsha Chrislin 1 year ago

Its just so awesome..!!

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#55 Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Hisseefit 1 year ago

I admit I had to look this one up as I never heard of it.

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#56 Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang, North Korea

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Kjorn 1 year ago

are you sure it's a picture and not a miniature model?

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#57 Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq

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admin 1 year ago

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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#58 Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

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Varsha Chrislin 1 year ago

Its just so sad!!

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#59 Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

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

#60 Monaco, Monaco

Monaco, Monaco

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James Floyd 1 year ago

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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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco 1 year ago

ANd there's Gengis Khan, who spread his DNA all over the world!

#62 Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

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n. 1 year ago

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

#63 Lome, Togo

Lome, Togo

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Cody Eriksen 1 year ago

Couldn't come up with a better pic Togo?

#64 Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Beautiful

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#65 Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

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Ali Karasu 1 year ago

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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#66 Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

On my wish list ♥️

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#67 New Delhi, India

New Delhi, India

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Alberto Curutchet 1 year ago

Taj Majal is not in New Delhi, Google ¬¬

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#68 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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Claudia Lorenz 1 year ago

If you blink you missed it.

#69 Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

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Diana Lazar 1 year ago

This is a picture from the 80's 😁

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#70 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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#71 Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

❤️

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#72 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Varsha Chrislin 1 year ago

Rickshaws everywhere

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#73 Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana

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#74 Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

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Darth Noodles 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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

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#76 Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco

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Lucine Kazanian 1 year ago

♥️❤️

#77 Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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Krystyna Chojnowska 1 year ago

looks so peaceful... now.

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#78 Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

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#79 Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria

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Gabriel Emajire 1 year ago

Am impressed

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#80 Andorra La Vella, Andorra

Andorra La Vella, Andorra

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Claudia Lorenz 1 year ago

Smallest nation in the world, a principality really.

#81 Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion, Paraguay

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#82 Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

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cyberbird 1 year ago

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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cyberbird 1 year ago

Exciting commuter

#84 San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica