Where was this photo taken?

How well do you know your geography? Find out and take a tour of the world with this photo-based quiz! 

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Rocky mountainous city
In which capital city was this photo taken?

All of the listed cities are close to the mountains, but the architecture and lush greenery give this one away as the mediterranean metropolis in Greece.

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Cathedral at sunset
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Where was this photo taken?

Saint Petersburg is well-known for its unique architecture. In this photo, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral is in the foreground, while St. Isaac's Cathedral and parts of the Peter and Paul Cathedral can be seen in the background. 

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Cherry blossoms and mountains
Where can this combination of natural beauty be found?

Sure, you can see cherry blossoms in the other cities listed, but what sets Morioka apart is snow-capped Mount Iwate, one of many beautiful and active volcanoes in Japan. The trees bloom January through April and are a popular attraction for natives and visitors.

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Where is this street market?

This picture shows the famous Khan el-Khalili in Cairo. Called souks, open air markets are common in North Africa and the Middle East. That's not the only clue in this photo — the signs are in Arabic, the official language of Egypt. 

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Garden and pond
Where was this photo taken?

Pictured here is one of Shanghai's most popular attractions, the Yuyuan Garden or Yu Garden. It exemplifies the ancient Chinese garden landscaping style, which features rocks, ponds, foliage and interconnected pavilions.

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Screenshot/Google Maps
In which country was this photo taken?

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, India, is a garden-style tomb reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

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Where was this photo taken?

These caribou are trekking the hilly landscapes of the Steese National Conservation Area, which is northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. 

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Mountains and ruins
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In which South American country was this photo taken?

You're looking at the astounding ruins of Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas," in Peru.

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Where was this photo taken?

This photo was taken at the Avenue of the Baobabs in western Madagascar. The beautiful island nation has a scenic coastline mixed with rain forest, savanna and even desert land.

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Waipio valley
Can you identify the location of this Google Maps street view?

The Waipio Valley on Hawaii's Big Island is also known as "The Valley of the Kings." It is the home to the island's tallest waterfall.

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City street with old architecture
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This popular street belongs to which European city?

You're looking at the street view of the Strand, one of London's busiest roads. The Strand is lined with gorgeous palaces and churches, alongside numerous shops.

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Farmers market
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Can you identify this location?

You're looking at the famous Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. (Yes, the one where they throw fish at you.) Situated within sight of Puget Sound, it's the go-to place on sunny afternoons.

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City at night
What major world city is pictured below?

The tall, thin skyscrapers and glimmering coastline of Dubai are seen in this photo taken from the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world.

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Green grass
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You could look out your car window and see this view in which country?

This picturesque landscape and overcast sky belong to none other than County Roscommon, Ireland.

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Name this city on the shore.

This part of Vancouver is known as English Bay, home of the Polar Bear Swim.

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Zion National Park
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In which U.S. geographical region was this photo taken?

This amazing view shows Zion National Park in Utah. As you can imagine, this is one of the best (and most challenging!) parks for rock climbing.

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National park with a lake
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In which national park was this photo taken?

This photograph shows Tenaya Lake as seen from Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite National Park.

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Road alongside beach
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Where was this photo taken?

In the distance, you can see the Dois Irmãos (the "Two Brothers" peaks), a clue that this beach is the famous Ipanema neighborhood.

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Desert land
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You might recognize this landscape from a popular television show. This is a Google Maps street view from which state?

This is a view from a highway that runs through the Tohajiilee Navajo reservation in New Mexico, where Jesse Pinkman and Walter White snuck away to do their illicit activities in the AMC drama "Breaking Bad."

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Asian market
Emmanuel Dyan/Flickr
In which Asian capital city was this photo taken?

The writing on the signs is a clue that this is a market in South Korea.

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Trees, fields, foothills
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Where was this photo taken?

This photo was taken at the Nondumiso Retreat Centre in Bolotwa, South Africa.

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Marshes and mountains
This landscape was featured in several Academy Award-winning films. In which country is it located?

The marshes, plains and mountains of New Zealand were home to the "Lord of the Rings" films. Not only did the landscape fit what we imagined in J.R.R. Tolkein's trilogy, but it was also director Peter Jackson's home country.

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This hilly landscape belongs to which nation?

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol Province, Philippines, are comprised of more than 1,000 grassy hills. During dry spells, the hills turn brown, giving them their culinary name.

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Aurora Borealis
Where was this photo of the aurora borealis taken?

The northern lights shine over Lyngen, a fjord in Norway, in this spectacular photograph.

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City view from the water
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Can you identify the historically siginificant city in this photograph?

The center of no less than four empires and a place of many names, Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the world — but it is not the capital of Turkey; Ankara is.