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London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Alfred Russel Wallace Statue

A tribute to an explorer and naturalist often overlooked by history.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley is lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
London, England

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.
London, England

Pink Floyd Plaque

This London marker celebrates the spot where the world-famous English band was founded.
London, England

10 Adam Street

England's most famous front door has an accidental doppelganger.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
London, England

Novelty Automation

A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.
London, England

The London Beer Flood

On October 17, 1814, a 15-ft. wave of beer ran rampant through the streets of London.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
Manila, Philippines

Manila North Cemetery

A cemetery home to 10,000 living residents.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge

This dangerous-looking suspension bridge may have been too unstable to remain open.