These photos of symmetry and order are appealing to humans and animals alike. Both in society and in the wild, organisms that are “more symmetrical” have a better chance at finding a mate than those who don't. Some speculate that this is one way of identifying a healthy partner.

The appeal of symmetry in art or inanimate objects is harder to explain. Harvard mathematician George Birkhoff developed the formula M = O/C to evaluate the aesthetic qualities of art, and even wrote a book on the topic titled Aesthetic Measure in 1933. He believed that the more ordered and the less complex something was, the more beautiful it would seem.

Do these images of symmetry satisfy your need for order? Vote on your favorite, or upload your own symmetrical shots below!

#1

Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

Raw Food Cut Into 98 Perfect Cubes

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LoriLamb 4 years ago

I love this SO MUCH.

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#2

Perfect Coffee

Perfect Coffee

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DeborahvanKampen 4 years ago

50 shades of......perfect!

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#3

Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

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CarrieannBanacki-Gillert 4 years ago

if i had this, my water bill would be ridiculous!

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#4

Perfect Match

Perfect Match

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FinnianIfversen 4 years ago

I love sharp pencils and colour ordered things, and this is amazing too

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#5

This Shelf, These Books

This Shelf, These Books

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JadeCumpstone 4 years ago

They're off center

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#6

We Found Our Guide Book Cover On The Appalachian Trail

We Found Our Guide Book Cover On The Appalachian Trail

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HannahBarnesy 4 years ago

Umm...perfect besides the fact that the guide picture is too bright.

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#7

A Perfect Bowl Of Kittens

A Perfect Bowl Of Kittens

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ShaherisSuhel 3 years ago

Cat lenses

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#8

I Can't Stop Looking At It

I Can't Stop Looking At It

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LeniTomas 4 years ago

I would have arranged them also according to color. LOL

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#9

Camouflaged Shoes At The Discount Store

Camouflaged Shoes At The Discount Store

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MikaelNord 4 years ago

Will they be sold?

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#10

This Bundle Of Pencils At A Library

This Bundle Of Pencils At A Library

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Imperfekt 4 years ago

I can hear the attendant saying "please use the center one and then put it right back in its place".

#11

Landed A Job Where My Ocd Fits Right In

Landed A Job Where My Ocd Fits Right In

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

I HATE that :/ I know it's stupid, but I like to be able to choose my vegetables, and not to be forced to take the one on the top of the pile.

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#12

Natural Spiral

Natural Spiral

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DanSpector 4 years ago

Fibonacci series (spiral found all over nature)

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#13

Shadow Lines Up Perfectly With The Sidewalk

Shadow Lines Up Perfectly With The Sidewalk

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TBogdányiFranciska 4 years ago

Not only with the sidewalk, with the crackline within the sidewalk. Wow.

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#14

The Way This Grass Field Was Cut

The Way This Grass Field Was Cut

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

WOW!!

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#15

Our Bathroom Scales Line Up Perfectly With Floors Tiles

Our Bathroom Scales Line Up Perfectly With Floors Tiles

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ReneeKirdahy 4 years ago

I hate my bathroom even more right now, because it isn't this bathroom.

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#16

The Arrangement Of These Tomatoes

The Arrangement Of These Tomatoes

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LauraEgglestone 4 years ago

that tomato at 5pm on the outer circle (and more!) is not quite right #annoying #OCD

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#17

My Pasta Synchronised Perfectly In The Pan Whilst Cooking

My Pasta Synchronised Perfectly In The Pan Whilst Cooking

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eneurian 4 years ago

actually the ravioli at 10:00 o'clock is deeper in the pot than the rest. sorry just my ocd showing.

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#18

My Perfect Ice Cream Mug

My Perfect Ice Cream Mug

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Arjan 4 years ago

Won't that rotate inside the mug? Seems rather inconvenient to me.

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#19

This Is How My Local Tire Shop Keeps Their Used Tires

This Is How My Local Tire Shop Keeps Their Used Tires

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Moonglass 4 years ago

OMG WHY DON'T THEY DO THAT WHERE I LIVE!

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#20

It's So Beautiful...

It's So Beautiful...

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AaronLoy 4 years ago

NO IT SHOULD BE IN THE CENTER

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#21

Pasta Wheel Fits Perfectly Into A Wooden Spoon

Pasta Wheel Fits Perfectly Into A Wooden Spoon

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 1 year ago

WHY IS THERE A HOLE IN THE SPOON THOUGH?!

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#22

Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason

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AarinNichols 4 years ago

Lol that's awesome

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#23

The Way This Shadow Perfectly Matches The Sideline On A Turf Field

The Way This Shadow Perfectly Matches The Sideline On A Turf Field

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Mae 4 years ago

I wonder how long they waited for this shadow to hit the right place :D

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#24

This Broom Fits Perfectly Into A Gap In My Kitchen

This Broom Fits Perfectly Into A Gap In My Kitchen

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NaureenZahra 4 years ago

the broom is so dirty though, tbh

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#25

Making Sandwiches This Is My Favourite Part

Making Sandwiches This Is My Favourite Part

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AnnRos'a 4 years ago

Best bologna sandwich ever! Ahhh just how Mom use to do it!

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#26

The Perfect Apple

The Perfect Apple

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#27

Wedding Hair Perfection

Wedding Hair Perfection

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JijieForsythe 4 years ago

why am i thinking of cinnabon? i don't know...

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#28

Bored At Work, So I Made A Star Out Of Tape

Bored At Work, So I Made A Star Out Of Tape

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ZaneJouce 3 years ago

The right side is messed up.

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#29

Perfection

Perfection

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SusannaVesna 4 years ago

Woah

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#30

This Dog!

This Dog!

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ElisaBrivio 4 years ago

MADDIE!

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#31

Picked Some Near Perfect Strawberries

Picked Some Near Perfect Strawberries

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UlrikaTückdeMantel 4 years ago

yammi! i wanna eat them...

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#32

These Cables

These Cables

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JadeLeth 4 years ago

what sorcery is this!

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#33

This Straight Line Of Snow Between My Garage And Outside

This Straight Line Of Snow Between My Garage And Outside

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nedaownu13 4 years ago

This personally is one of the reasons I get up in the morning in the winter

#34

Perfection

Perfection

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KristinTehvan 4 years ago

I would love to have some textiles with such pattern...

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#35

So Cozy

So Cozy

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

That's marvelous. I wonder how he gets in there without ruffling his feathers?

#36

Tic Tac Toe, All In A Row

Tic Tac Toe, All In A Row

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AnnRos'a 4 years ago

I wouldn't eat those straight ones if I were you... I think someone at Taco Bell has a second job at Tic Tac...

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#37

I Am Compelled To Do This For Every Bite

I Am Compelled To Do This For Every Bite

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FinnianIfversen 4 years ago

I Do that EVERYTIME

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#38

These Lovely Egg Yolks

These Lovely Egg Yolks

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

They do this by themselves...

#39

This Perfectly Symmetrical Highway Interchange

This Perfectly Symmetrical Highway Interchange

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

Road porn ! :D

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#40

Solar Farm In France

Solar Farm In France

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AnnRos'a 4 years ago

I have a photo from Vegas that has solar panels you can see from space... it was heaven!

#41

His Shoes And Her Shoes

His Shoes And Her Shoes

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CarrieannBanacki-Gillert 4 years ago

that would make a perfect wedding card image with a saying "you've found your perfect fit" "you two fit perfectly" (you get it)

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#42

Such A Wonderful Sight In The Supermarket Aisle

Such A Wonderful Sight In The Supermarket Aisle

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cest_nayce 4 years ago

that's good packaging

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#43

Satisfying Dish Washing

Satisfying Dish Washing

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JasminSaari 4 years ago

The brush looks sooo dirty!

#44

Mattress In Door Frame

Mattress In Door Frame

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bron 4 years ago

now how am i gonna sleep on that ? you can't move it now

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#45

The Neatness Of The Ivy On This House In Belfast

The Neatness Of The Ivy On This House In Belfast

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KristinTehvan 4 years ago

Damn, the photo should have been taken straight too!

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#46

Perfect M&m's Cake

Perfect M&m's Cake

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JonathanHadida 4 years ago

Argh, those two red ones in the middle!

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#47

The Smoothness Of This Bun

The Smoothness Of This Bun

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AnnRos'a 4 years ago

Thank you for wearing gloves! :)

#48

I Finished My Pen

I Finished My Pen

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CheyenneduPlooy 4 years ago

liez!!!

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#49

This Grapefruit Fits Perfectly In This Bowl

This Grapefruit Fits Perfectly In This Bowl

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 1 year ago

HOW AM I UNNA EAT IT NOW?!

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#50

Chinese Nursing Students Taking Part In Graduation Exam

Chinese Nursing Students Taking Part In Graduation Exam

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

The only thing I can focus on is that some of them are not aligned :D

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#51

Perfectly Full

Perfectly Full

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AprilSaclayan 4 years ago

i wish it was like that with bags of chips they are filled to the brim not half air and half chips..

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#52

Sock Display In This Japanese Department Store

Sock Display In This Japanese Department Store

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AlexandraCarpovici 3 years ago

Am I the only one that is surprised that they sell them individually and not in pairs?! I find it genius though, we all loose socks and then wonder what to do with that one sock left :)))

#53

This Grocery Store

This Grocery Store

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

It doesn't look very stable, actually...

#54

The Crayons At My Job

The Crayons At My Job

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CarrieannBanacki-Gillert 4 years ago

never in my classroom!

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#55

Today Was A Good Day

Today Was A Good Day

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ValleyGirl 4 years ago

Love!

#56

This Whole Foods Display

This Whole Foods Display

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#57

Empty Shells After Dinner

Empty Shells After Dinner

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

Of course! (You should see my artichoke leaves, LOL!)

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#58

Textile Shop On The Old Bazar In Tehran

Textile Shop On The Old Bazar In Tehran

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#59

This Plate Of Shabu Shabu Meat

This Plate Of Shabu Shabu Meat

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#60

Pineapple

Pineapple

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#61

Ocd Soup

Ocd Soup

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JennieBerglund 4 years ago

That's from the musicvideo "My OCD" by Rhett & Link.

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#62

Seagulls Looking The Same Way

Seagulls Looking The Same Way

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

All facing into the wind. That's a no-brainer.

#63

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

OCD

#64

Perfect Sunburn

Perfect Sunburn

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FrédéricEeckman 4 years ago

Perfect future skin problem.

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#65

Perfect Snack

Perfect Snack

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AlyseCrandall 4 years ago

Tetris prepared me

#66

Banana For Scale?

Banana For Scale?

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JennieSvensson 4 years ago

There are gaps on the shelves >.<

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#67

Wow!

Wow!

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SamSung 4 years ago

thanks for being safe

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#68

Perfect Reflection

Perfect Reflection

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#69

Eggcellent Sorting

Eggcellent Sorting

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 1 year ago

HAR!

#70

Small Food Shop In The Center Of Tehran

Small Food Shop In The Center Of Tehran

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

Lovely, actually. And quite practical, too. Very stable this way.

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#71

These Rubber Ducks

These Rubber Ducks

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ReneeKirdahy 4 years ago

No! It's a trick! Those rogue yellow ducks got out into the other rows! It's damaging my calm!!

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#72

Thought My Pills Would Fit Well Over Here

Thought My Pills Would Fit Well Over Here

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RainePatterson 4 years ago

Are they for your OCD?

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#73

The Way My Apple Fit Inside My Cup Holder

The Way My Apple Fit Inside My Cup Holder

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 1 year ago

not really perfect at all (NO OFFENSE)

#74

Eggtastic!!

Eggtastic!!

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maggiemoonbeam 4 years ago

Eggsquisite!

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#75

The Marina Towers In Chicago

The Marina Towers In Chicago

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RuthieKaplan 4 years ago

I call them the corn-cob parking lots

#76

Small Shop In The Old City Of Cairo

Small Shop In The Old City Of Cairo

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#77

Perfect Stairs.

Perfect Stairs.

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#78

Perfect Reflection In The Glacier Pool, Northern Pakistan

Perfect Reflection In The Glacier Pool, Northern Pakistan

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#79

This Shelf Of Books

This Shelf Of Books

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#80

Perfection

Perfection

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AlyseCrandall 4 years ago

No one else is bothered by the one missing right in the front??

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#81

Rubber Ball Perfectly Fits Into A Cup

Rubber Ball Perfectly Fits Into A Cup

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#82

These Beach Pebbles I Picked And Arranged Into A Heart

These Beach Pebbles I Picked And Arranged Into A Heart