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8 of the most colorful 'painted' hillsides in the world

March 28, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
The Grand Canyon in Arizona

Photo: Wolfgang Staudt/Flickr

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Earth's geology isn't just responsible for shaping the world, it also plays a part in coloring it. Through forces like plate tectonics, erosion and the weathering of time, the varied colors of the planet's strata wash together to paint some extraordinary landscapes.

Here's our list of the most spectacular — and entirely natural — painted hillsides in the world. (Text: Bryan Nelson)