Can You Match the Picture to Where in the World It Was Taken?

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Can You Match the Picture to Where in the World It Was Taken?
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Around the world in 40 questions! 

Historical landmarks and monuments have been created all throughout history since the beginning of time. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are considered to be the oldest monument, dating back to 3,500 BC! While this may be the oldest, there are quite a few that are known around the world.

And while cameras are a relatively new invention, we've been able to photographically document every corner of our world. From the Great Pyramids to the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer, to the world's most popular tower in Paris. While it's easy to remember the actual landmarks, can you match the picture to where in the world it was taken?

You could probably easily name the location of a picture of the Statue of Liberty or Buckingham Palace, but trust me, they're not all that easy! Do you know where you would take a picture of the Taj Mahal?

Are you a world traveler or do you wish you could be one? This quiz has us traveling around the world and taking pictures and we want to know if you can name where they were taken.

Let's go!

Eiffel Tower This picture of the Eiffel tower was taken in which country?
England
Spain
France
The Eiffel Tower was built as part of a celebration to recognize the French Revolution. Completed in 1889, it is more than 1,000 feet tall, the tallest structure in all of Paris.
Germany

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Big Ben Where was this picture of Big Ben taken?
Wales
Ireland
England
Big Ben is a world-famous clock tower in London. The 315-foot tower was completed in 1859 and is located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster.
Scotland

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Taj Mahal You can take a picture of the Taj Mahal in which country?
India
The Taj Mahal is an enormous white mausoleum built in India in the mid-1600s. About 20,000 artisans applied their skills to the site, which draws as many as 8 million visitors annually.
China
Russia
Cambodia

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The Parthenon In which city would you take a picture of the Parthenon?
Istanbul, Turkey
Barcelona, Spain
Athens, Greece
It wasn't until the 1970s that the Greek government decided to get serious about restoring the Parthenon. While it may not get back to its former glory, the Parthenon's repairs will utilize newer materials that will help prevent damage and daily wear and tear.
Rome, Italy

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The Great Barrier Reef In which southern hemisphere country would you take this picture of the Great Barrier Reef?
New Zealand
Australia
The Great Barrier Reef contains thousands of spectacular coral reefs, and about 600 islands along the northeast coast of Australia.
Brazil
Madagascar

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Neuschwanstein Castle The real-life Disney castle, Neuschwanstein, can be found in which country?
Afghanistan
Germany
King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein is a great place for a Disney fan to visit. Why? This is the castle that Walt Disney used for inspiration when it came to designing Cinderella's castle.
Austria
Belgium

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Venice, Italy Which Italian City was this picture taken in?
Venice
Venice, also known as The Floating City, is known for its bridges and gondolas. There are 417 bridges and 58 of these bridges are privately owned, just like owning a driveway on a landlocked house.
Milan
Rome
Florence

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Mount Everest You can take a picture of Mt. Everest from which two countries?
Chile and Argentina
United States and Canada
India and Bangladesh
Nepal and China
The international border between Nepal and China cuts directly across the summit of Mt. Everest. Every year hundreds of climbers attempt to summit the mountain from both the Nepalese and Chinese sides.

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The Pyramids This picture of the Great Pyramid of Giza was taken where?
Egypt
There are more than 100 pyramids comprising the famous desert structures in Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest -- it stretches more than 480 feet into the sky.
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Israel

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Empire State Building In which U.S. state was this picture of the Empire State Building taken?
Vermont
Connecticut
New York
The Empire State Building in New York City is 102 stories of pure iconic landmark. It's been climbed by giant movie gorillas and used as a scenic viewpoint for millions of visitors since it was completed in 1931.
New Jersey

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Niagara Falls You can take a picture of Niagara Falls from the United States and _____?
Greenland
Mexico
Canada
Niagara Falls isn't just one waterfall — it's three. The largest of the three waterfalls is Horseshoe Falls. Ninety percent of the water that goes over the falls, goes over Horseshoe Falls.
Russia

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Wailing Wall From which Middle Eastern country did this picture of the Wailing Wall come from?
Saudi Arabia
Israel
If you are planning a visit to the Wailing Wall, be sure to bring a pad of paper and a pen. Why? It is Jewish tradition to write prayers and petitions on paper and wedge it between the bricks in the wall.
Turkey
Palestine

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Kremlin Where was this picture of the Kremlin taken?
Czech Republic
Russia
Initially, the Kremlin was constructed out of wood, with white stone replacing the wood in the 1300s, and red brick replaced the stone in the late 1400s.
Afganistan
Romania

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Machu Pichu This picture of Machu Picchu was taken in which South American country.
Chile
Argentia
Peru
Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru. It's an Incan citadel that was abandoned during the 15th century when the Spanish Conquest roiled the continent.
Columbia

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The Great Wall of China Do you know where in the world this photo was taken?
China
The Great Wall of China is a series of walls built in northern China over the course of roughly two thousand years to protect Chinese states against invasions.
Myanmar
Vietnam
South Korea

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Christ the Redeemer From which South American country does this picture of Christ the Redeemer come?
Ecuador
Venezuela
Brazil
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a huge statue of Jesus called Christ the Redeemer overlooks the sprawling city. It is nearly 100 feet high and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.
Columbia

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Roman Colosseum Where was this picture of the Colosseum taken?
Rome
The Colosseum is a massive old gladiator arena in Rome. It was built in AD 70 and possibly seated up to 80,000 spectators, which is more than some modern NFL stadiums.
Paris
London
Berlin

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US Capitol In which U.S. city would you take this picture of the Capitol Building?
New York City
Los Angeles
Boston
Washington D.C.
Located in Washington D.C., the United States Capitol serves as the primary capitol building in the United States. The United States Capitol was constructed in 1800 and is notable for being the start of the street numbering system in the District.

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Notre Dame Where was this picture of Notre Dame Cathedral taken?
Portugal
France
Notre-Dame de Paris, or simply Notre Dame Cathedral, is one of the best-known churches in the world and an important building for those of the Catholic faith. It is adorned with famous gargoyles and a 226-foot tower with a commanding view of Paris.
Norway
Belgium

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Hollywood sign This picture was taken in which U.S. state?
California
The Hollywood sign is located in Los Angeles, California, but it wasn't originally created with movies in mind. In fact, it was supposed to be an advertisement for real estate in the Hollywoodland development. The last four letters were removed in 1949.
Texas
Nevada
Arizona

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Berlin Which modern-day country was this picture of the Berlin Wall taken?
Germany
The Berlin Wall was a concrete barrier constructed in 1961 to enclose the western portion of the city of Berlin from the rest of East Germany until the fall of the wall and reunification of Germany from 1989-1990.
Belgium
Switzerland
Russia

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Mount Kilimanjaro In which country was this picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro taken?
South Africa
Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro is an enormous dormant volcano in Tanzania. From base to peak, it rises more than 16,000 feet high. It was first summited in 1889 by two climbers of European origins.
Angola
Kenya

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Willis Tower This picture of Willis Tower, this country's second-tallest building, was taken where?
Australia
Canada
The United States
The Willis Tower is located in Chicago. The 110-story building is the second-tallest in the United States. When it was completed in 1973, however, it was the tallest building on the planet, and for 25 years it held onto that title.
Brazil

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Las Vegas Where was this picture of "Sin City" taken?
Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas was officially founded as a city on May 15, 1905. When gangster Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo hotel in 1946, Las Vegas as we know it today was born.
Macau, China
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Atlantic City, United States

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Easter Island In which South American country was this picture of Easter Island taken?
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
Chile
Easter Island is a southeastern Chilean island. With its Polynesian history, the area has over 800 statues. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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Hobbiton Where did this picture of the real-life Hobbiton from "The Lord of the Rings" come from?
Australia
New Zealand
"The Lord of the Rings" was shot almost entirely in New Zealand, with the set for Hobbiton being converted into a tourism destination.
The United States
Portugal

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Magic Kingdom You can take this picture of Disney World in which country?
Japan
China
France
The United States
While Japan, China and France all boast their own version of Disneyland, it is in the United States where you'll find Walt Disney World Resort. Opened in 1971, the resort is comprised of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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Stonehenge Where would you take this picture of Stonehenge?
Peru
Colombia
England
Stonehenge is probably the most recognized prehistoric monument on Earth. For centuries, people have puzzled over the significance of the stones, which are placed in a circle pattern, but no one really knows the story behind these famous rocks.
Ireland

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St Peters Basilica In what city would you take this picture of Saint Peter's Basiclica?
Lyon, France
Madrid, Spain
Naples, Italy
Vatican City
Although some construction spilled over into the early part of the 17th century, the Saint Peter's Basilica that visitors gaze upon today when visiting the Vatican is largely a 16th century replacement of Constantine's original.

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Golden Gate Bridge In what U.S. city was this picture taken?
San Francisco
In 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened, and since then it's been one of the most photographed and famous bridges in the world. Until 1964, the 4,200-foot long bridge was the longest suspension bridge on Earth.
New York City
Seattle
Portland

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Sydney Opera House You can take a picture of Australia's most famous building in which city?
Perth
Brisbane
Sydney
With its swooping lines and harbor location, the Sydney Opera House is easily Australia's most recognizable landmark. It is 213 feet tall and was completed in 1973.
Melbourne

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Can You Get More Than 11 Right on This Difficult American Geography Quiz 1 Where was this picture of the Grand Canyon taken?
The United States
The deepest point of the Grand Canyon is about 7,800 feet, or well over 1 mile. Current estimates guess the canyon's age at around 17 million years old.
Australia
Saudi Arabia
India

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La Sagrada Familia In which city would you take this picture of the Sagrada Família?
Barcelona, Spain
The Sagrada Família is an unfinished church in Barcelona, Spain. Some officials hope to have the structure completed by 2026, which would be the 100th anniversary of architect Antoni Gaudi's death.
Paris, France
Lisbon, Portugal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Burj Khalifa Where can you take a picture of the tallest human-made structure, the Burj Khalifa?
Egypt
The United Arab Emirates
Since 2008, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been regarded as the tallest building on Earth. It is 2,722 feet tall and cost around $1.5 billion and took 5 years to construct.
Saudi Arabia
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Leaning Tower of Pisa Where would you take a picture of this leaning structure?
Athens, Greece
Zurich, Switzerland
Paris France
Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was completed in the 14th century after two centuries of construction efforts. The lean, of course, wasn't intentional -- it was caused because the soil was too soft to support the structure.

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Alamo Do you remember in which U.S. city this picture of the Alamo was taken?
Boulder, Colorado
Phoenix, Arizona
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio not only housed the mission, but it was also a center of commerce. At one point it was even considered the capital of Texas. The city would be witness to two battles during the Texas Revolution - the Battle of the Alamo and the Siege and Battle of Bexar.
San Diego, California

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Teotihuacan Where in the world was this picture of the Teotihuacan Pyramids taken?
Columbia
Mexico
If you are planning a trip to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, be sure to check the dates before heading out; it is open only certain days of the week. When you arrive, be sure to check out the free in-depth tours so you can appreciate this beautiful place.
Peru
Honduras

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Keukenhof In which country was this picture of Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden, taken?
Sweden
The Netherlands
Every year, millions of visitors trek to Holland to experience the blooming of millions of tulips in Keukenhof. Because tulips are only in bloom for a short period of time, the best time to visit the garden would be in mid-April to early May.
France
Germany

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New York Where was this picture taken?
St. Louis, United States
Chicago, United States
Philadelphia, United States
New York City, United States
From ground level to torch tip, the Statue of Liberty is more than 300 feet tall. It was dedicated in 1886, a gift from the people of France as a celebration of American independence from the British.

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Buckingham Palace This picture of Buckingham Palace was taken in which European country?
Norway
England
The Duke of Buckingham built Buckingham Palace to serve as his private residence in 1703. It was converted into a royal palace in 1826 by legendary architect John Nash.
Italy
Germany

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