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50 More of the Most Famous Landmarks on Earth (Part 2)

50 More of the Most Famous Landmarks on Earth (Part 2)
Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Now, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. Last time we covered some of the most obvious, like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. But there are so many countries, and even more landmarks… So here are 50 more for you to recognize. Are you ready for another trip around the world? The Colosseum in Rome The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt The Blue Mosque in Istanbul Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Sydney Opera House in Australia Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina Kremlin in Moscow Parc Guell in Barcelona Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Waterloo in Belgium The Empire State Building in New York Newgrange in Ireland Forbidden City in Beijing Millau Bridge in France The Sphinx in Romania Faisal Mosque in Islamabad Dom in Berlin

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