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Iran

Graffiti at Persepolis

Marked by the hand of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
29.9355, 52.8916
(Flickr/Picolo121)
Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

17th century mosque for Shah Abbas' harem.
32.6514, 51.6792
Tomb of Cyrus
Fars Province, Iran

Tomb of Cyrus

This ancient burial site is believed to be one of the first earthquake-protected structures in the world.
29.1044, 53.0459
Isfahan, Iran

Pigeon Towers of Iran

These little castles each held thousands of pigeons.
32.6502, 51.6813
Shah Cheragh
Shiraz, Iran

Shah Cheragh

Mirrors and glass shards cover every inch of this arrestingly beautiful mosque.
29.6093, 52.5435
Shiraz, Iran

Eram Garden

Named after a legendary garden called Eram in southern Arabia, built by order of Shaddad, an Arab king who wanted to compete with Paradise.
29.6354, 52.5256
The ruins of Persepolis
Fars Province, Iran

The Ruins of Persepolis

The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great.
29.9349, 52.8902
The Tower of Silence in Yazd
Yazd, Iran

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

Putrefaction plateaus in Iran, where the dead were sent for decontamination before going to their final resting place.
31.8220, 54.3569
Painted in the green of of Terex, it wows kids and dads.
Sparwood, British Columbia

Formerly The World's Biggest Truck

It's still huge and it's still on display in the mountains of western Canada.
49.6739, -114.8438
Capilano Suspension Bridge
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
49.3429, -123.1148