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[PHOTOS] Zooming Out To The Reality Behind These 9 'Postcard Perfect' Landmarks

We've all seen the stock photo versions of these world-famous landmarks. Some of us have even been there. But what they don't normally give us on the tourist brochures is the view from a few hundred feet back or up. And so we present: Postcard vs. Reality.

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1. The Taj Mahal

The postcard version...

Reality!

2. The Forbidden City

The postcard version...

Reality!

3. The Great Pyramids of Giza

The postcard version...

Reality!

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4. Stonehenge

The postcard version...

Reality!

5. Niagara Falls

The postcard version...

Reality!

6. The Brandenburg Gate

The postcard version...

Reality!

7. The Acropolis

The postcard version...

Reality!

8. Mount Rushmore

The postcard version...

Reality!

9. The Hollywood sign

The postcard version...

Reality!