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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Monastery of the Caves and Microminiature Museum

This 1000 year old relic-filled cave monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts an amazing micro-miniature museum.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Barcelona, Spain

Montjuïc Cemetery

This cemetery features modernist statues as strange as its name.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Tomb of Daniel at Samarkand

18m long sarcophagus of a constantly growing dead prophet.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea is a series of grand palatial tombs.
Al-Shikhan, Iraq

Lalish Temple

The sacred shrine of the Yazidis.
Erbil, Iraq

Erbil Citadel

An ancient fortified mound raised over the millennia from settlements built one on top of the other.
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Amna Suraka Prison

A bloody history is captured in this former prison turned museum.
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Duga 'Russian Woodpecker' Radar

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Soviet military.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
Edinburgh, Scotland

New Calton Cemetery Watchtower

Overlooking the burial ground is a tower designed to prevent thieves from snatching the recently deceased.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Birmingham, England

Newman Brothers Coffin Works

England's foremost purveyor of funeral furniture hasn't changed a bit since the 1960s.
Rome, Italy

The Protestant Cemetery

The final resting place of the poets Shelley and Keats.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi's Train Street

Twice a day a speeding train passes only inches from the homes of this residential neighborhood.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Old Burial Ground

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years.
Boston, Massachusetts

Central Burying Ground

American revolutionaries and British soldiers alike are buried here in the fourth-ever cemetery in Boston.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Zone Rouge

A swath of France so devastated by war it is still forbidden to go there.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro International Airport

This Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang

The small cliffside monastery known as the Tiger's Nest is said to be the meditation site of an eighth-century Buddhist master.
Kyoto, Japan

Mimizuka

Burial mound for the ears and noses of thousands of mutilated Korean soldiers.