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9 of the world's most extreme streets

By: John Donovan on March 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.

Photo: Johan Bichel Lindegaard/flickr

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Radical roadways

The Champs-Elysees. Broadway. Downing Street. Hollywood Boulevard. Abbey Road. Bourbon Street. Fifth Avenue. Wall Street.

These are some of the most iconic thoroughfares in the world, but they aren't necessarily the highest. Or the steepest. Or the longest. Or even the shortest.

Here are some of the world's most distinct roads (including the Atlanterhavsveien in Norway, at left), a collection of avenues, drives and highways that are some of the world's most superlative streets.