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25 Staggering Before And After Photos of Famous Cities

The images below drive home just how much has changed in these 25 cities around the world. The changes in some cities in just a few decades are pretty incredible. Even the changes that have happened in other cities in over 100 years are still unbelievable, especially when you think of how comparatively little had changed on the landscape in centuries that went before.

This is simply staggering to see.

 
1. Los Angeles, California in 1878 and now

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2. Chicago, Illinois in 1909 and now

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3. Tokyo, Japan in 1920s and now

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4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1980s and now

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5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1970s and now

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6. Fortaleza, Brazil in 1970 and now

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7. Jakarta, Indonesia in 1960 and now

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8. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 1975 and now

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9. Seoul, South Korea in 1961 and now

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10. Beijing, China in 1950s and now

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11. London, United Kingdom in the end of 19th century and now

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12. Panama City, Republic of Panama in 1930s and now

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13. Warsaw in 1945 and now

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14. Tel Aviv in 1909 and now

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15. Venice, Italy in 1970 and now

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16. New York, USA in 1876 and 1932 | 1988 and now

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17. Long Beach, USA in 1953 and 2009

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18. Shenzen, China in 1980 and now

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19. Singapore in 1990 and 2014

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20. Athens, Greece in 1860 and now

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21. Toronto, Canada in 1930 and now

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22. Hong Kong in 1920 and 2000

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23. Shanghai, China in 1990 and now

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24. Paris, France in 1900 and now

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25. Sydney, Australia in 1930 and now

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