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

Scanrail1 Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the different colours of the buildings!

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#2

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Diana S. Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Iceland is ever beautiful!

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#3

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

conhecendoarussia Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years ago

Like a fairytale

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#4

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

SeanPavonePhoto Report

YUZAFFI
Community Member
3 years ago

on a scale of 1-10 how much photoshop was put on this photo???

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#5

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Mletschert Report

Dorka
Community Member
3 years ago

<3

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#6

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Christophe Meneboeuf Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years 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

Jean Claude Castor Report

Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

When i googled it, the exact same picture appeared, but during daylight.

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#8

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

4Corners Report

Izabella Borowiak-Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous colors!

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#9

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

dszc Report

Jujube Wrangler
Community Member
3 years 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

Reaast Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

beautiful!

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#11

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Tourism Report

Carol Stephen
Community Member
3 years 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

faungg's photos Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous pic

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#13

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

4Corners Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

The castles look great

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#14

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

imgur Report

Aaron Ling
Community Member
3 years ago

No Guinness? Can't be Ireland than.

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#15

Male, Maldives

Male, Maldives

Shahee Ilyas Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

its just breathtaking!!!

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#16

Sana'a, Yemen

Sana'a, Yemen

Editions Gelbart Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

Wowww

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#17

Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan

Askar9992 Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely

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#18

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Mulierchile Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

My sis liked it a lot

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#19

Paris, France

Paris, France

sborisov Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
3 years ago

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Ya know, I really have no desire to go to Paris (not of because all the bad things happening)... Granted, a lot of cool stuff there... just... honestly... don't really know why.... just don't.

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#20

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Scantri Report

Valentina
Community Member
3 years 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

imgur Report

Valentina
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#22

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

imgur Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

The London Eye!

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#23

San Marino, San Marino

San Marino, San Marino

Matl Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Monte Titano...

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#24

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

imgur Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

Would luv to visit

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#25

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

imgur Report

Umiki Zatoichi
Community Member
3 years ago

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So much people in this country its trash!

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#26

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

imgur Report

Layal Halawi
Community Member
3 years 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

imgur Report

#28

Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

imgur Report

Grace Robertson
Community Member
3 years ago

that looks like a very beautiful painting of sorts.

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#29

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Latvia travel Report

#30

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

hanafichi Report

Miguel Arista
Community Member
3 years ago

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Surprised its not Petronas

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#31

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

S.Borisov Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

ROMA AETERNA!

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#32

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

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Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!

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#33

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

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#34

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

imgur Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

😍😍

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#35

Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine

Vydubychi Monastery Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the lilacs !

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#36

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The Travel Sisters Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting architecture with a Moorish influence.

#37

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

4corners Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Peaceful!

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#38

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Jeff Kramer Report

Laura Raquel
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautifullll

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#39

Beijing, China

Beijing, China

imgur Report

Sweep the Leg
Community Member
3 years 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

imgur Report

Sano Longstocking
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#41

Moroni, Comoros

Moroni, Comoros

Woodlouse Report

Alberto Curutchet
Community Member
3 years ago

Never heard of it

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#42

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Diliff Report

Ie Va
Community Member
3 years ago

Much poor picture. In compare.

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#43

Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Serouj Ourishian Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Love those snow capped mountains

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#44

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Carlos Delgado Report

Nuria Alvarez Alvarez
Community Member
3 years ago

La bella Cibeles

#45

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Marek and Ewa Wojciechowscy Report

Krystyna Chojnowska
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#46

Canberra, Australia

Canberra, Australia

imgur Report

Angie Woollard
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow - I expected the capital to be more populated...

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#47

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Amos Chapple Report

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
3 years ago

So this is where the Illuminati lives?

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#48

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

Tanjug Report

Alberto Curutchet
Community Member
3 years ago

This looks like a scale model of the city

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#49

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

imgur Report

Hernán Giménez
Community Member
3 years 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

Kuni Takahashi Report

Lasha Mamukashvili
Community Member
3 years ago

The top 1 place to visit for me!

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#51

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Sixdown Report

Claire
Community Member
3 years ago

Luxembourg is lovely - highly recommended

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#52

Basseterre, St. Kitts And Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts And Nevis

John Wollwerth Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

The blue!!

#53

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

imgur Report

Raymond Castro
Community Member
3 years ago

Eurotrip!

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#54

Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro, Marshall Islands

The Best Three Years Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Its just so awesome..!!

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#55

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Susanne Bommeli Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years 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

Reuters Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it

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#57

Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq

Karim Kadim Report

Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
3 years ago

Not true. Searched as it states in the description, browsed through like the first 10 pictures, can't even see it or anything similar to it anywhere.

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#58

Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Shah Marai Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Its just so sad!!

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#59

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

imgur Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#60

Monaco, Monaco

Monaco, Monaco

R Meehan Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Wanna go there to watch the F1

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#61

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tuul & Bruno Morandi/Corbis Report

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#62

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

corbis Report

n.
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#63

Lome, Togo

Lome, Togo

African union Togo Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
3 years ago

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Couldn't come up with a better pic Togo?

#64

Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

imgur Report

cyberbird
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#65

Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

imgur Report

Hasan Mostafa
Community Member
3 years ago

But its Istanbul which represents Turkey.

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#66

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Mikael Damkier Report

Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years ago

This surprises me. I would of thought Giza pyramids would be pictured which is the outskirts of Cairo. Maybe since they aren't the center?

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#67

New Delhi, India

New Delhi, India

t-lorien Report

Tuhina Singh
Community Member
3 years ago

The Taj Mahal is not in New Delhi. It's in Agra.

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#68

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

imgur Report

Claudia Lorenz
Community Member
3 years ago

If you blink you missed it.

#69

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

imgur Report

Bogdan Grecu
Community Member
3 years ago

This is not the first picture! This is a old picture.

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#70

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4Corners Report

#71

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Nadia Bseiso Report

Lucine Kazanian
Community Member
3 years ago

❤️

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#72

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Maciej Dakowicz Report

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
3 years ago

Rickshaws everywhere