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Colebrook, New Hampshire

Dixville Notch

A mere dot on the map in the great north woods is the first place in America to vote in Presidential elections.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Valencia, Spain

L'Almoina Archaeological Centre

Walk into an underground archeological dig, the site of the Roman Forum that was once the center of Valencia.
Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Men'

This monumental work of art symbolizes the coming together of a previously divided city.
New Salem, North Dakota

Salem Sue

The world's largest Holstein cow.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Cheonmachong

This tomb's name derives from a famous painting of a white horse found inside.
Toronto, Ontario

The Yorkville Rock

This massive, ancient stone was disassembled and then put back together again.
Toronto, Ontario

North Toronto Station

A former Canadian Pacific Railway station turned liquor store, the first and only station in Canada visited by British royalty.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
Città di San Marino, San Marino

Montale

The smaller of the three towers of San Marino is a former prison inaccessible from the ground level.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Salamanca, Spain

Casa de las Conchas

The facade of this 16th-century building is decorated with carvings of 300 seashells.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Wolji Pond

This human-made pond is part of a Korean palace complex first built in the 7th century.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
Paris, France

Le Stryge

This demon atop the Notre-Dame de Paris looks utterly bored.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

This statue was given to France by the United States to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.
Bologna, Italy

The Demon of Palazzo Salina

This building features dozens of faces along its facade, although one is a bit chilling.
Bologna, Italy

Statue of Pope Gregory XIII

A large statue of Pope Gregory XIII in Bologna was disguised as Saint Petronius to avoid destruction.
Toronto, Ontario

Gordo the Barosaurus

Canada's largest dinosaur skeleton was hidden away in storage for more than 40 years.
Prague, Czechia

'Il Commendatore' ('Cloak of Conscience')

This spooky statue sits outside a famous Prague theater.
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.