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Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Men'

This monumental work of art symbolizes the coming together of a previously divided city.
Seoul, South Korea

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion

A unique structure located on the grounds of one of five grand palaces that were built by the Joseon dynasty.
Seoul, South Korea

Jongmyo Shrine

The supreme shrine of the state.
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.
Gyeongsan-si, South Korea

Gatbawi Rock

According to legend, those who pray at this statue will also be granted a wish.
Seoul, South Korea

Wongaksa Pagoda

This pagoda was once the central feature of a Buddhist temple that no longer exists.
Seoul, South Korea

Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The world's longest bridge fountain shoots out water from hundreds of nozzles creating a beautiful spectacle.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Oxon Hill, Maryland

The Awakening

The 72-foot giant escaped confinement in a large patch of mulch only to be reburied in the sandy shores of the Potomac River.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
San Antonio, Texas

Roman Urn Collection at SAMA

Amazingly detailed marble cinerary urns that once held the cremains of Roman elite.
Seguin, Texas

World's Largest Pecan

The saga of the massive nut begins and ends in Texas.
Helotes, Texas

Dinosaur Tracks at Government Canyon

Over 100 million years ago, beach-bound dinosaurs left permanent marks on San Antonio's landscape.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Usuki, Japan

Usuki Stone Buddhas

These medieval stone-cut Buddhist statues may protect visitors from being fired.
Rome, Italy

Mercatus Traiani (Trajan's Market)

This ancient market is often referred to as the oldest shopping mall in the world.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Helsinki, Finland

Asemapäällikönhovi Building

This building featuring Brutalist architecture has a rich media production history.
Hiroshima, Japan

Human Shadow Etched in Stone

An eerie reminder to the horrors of World War II.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Ms. Pearl

The world's largest squirrel statue clutches a pecan bigger than your head.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Pecan Pie Vending Machine

A 24-hour vending machine restocked daily with homemade full-sized pecan pies.
Soja, Japan

Ki Castle (Kinojo Castle Ruins)

A rare example of an ancient Japanese hill castle believed to be the fortress of a legendary demon.