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How Many World Capitals Can You Identify From Just One Picture?

You only get one shot to prove how much you know about the cities of the world.

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  1. OK, let's start things off nice and slow. What is this city?

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    Washington, D.C.

    You probably knew this one — it's the capital of the United States.

  2. Keeping it simple. Where is this?

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    Paris

    Obviously. The Eiffel Tower is right there.

  3. Another (hopefully) easy one. Where's this?

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    Athens

    The Acropolis, including the famed Parthenon, is smack dab in the middle of this photo.

  4. Let's start slowly upping the difficulty level. Where would you find this scene?

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    Beijing

    That pic shows Beijing's Forbidden City, a former imperial palace that now functions as a museum.

  5. Got any idea what city this is?

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    Moscow

    Yep, that's the capital of Russia. You might recognize Saint Basil's Cathedral, located in Moscow's Red Square.

  6. Things are starting to heat up a bit. Can you figure out where this is?

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    Buenos Aires

    That obelisk on the left side of the image is an iconic monument in Argentina's capital city of Buenos Aires.

  7. This is a stunning piece of architecture. But where is it?

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    New Delhi

    This is New Delhi's Tomb of Safdarjung, completed in the 1700s.

  8. No more messing around. Do you know where this is?

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    Algiers

    Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Algiers is one of the largest cities in Northern Africa.

  9. Stunning skyline — but what's the city?

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    Jakarta

    The Indonesian capital is home to almost 10 million people in the city proper. The metropolitan area houses almost 30 million.

  10. How well do you know your Scandinavian countries? Where's this?

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    Helsinki

    Yep, that's Helsinki, the largest city in Finland.

  11. Hmm. Where could this be?

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    Managua

    Managua, which sits on a lake of the same name, is one of the most populous cities in Central America.

  12. What city contains this scene?

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    Gaborone

    That's a view of Gaborone, the capital of the landlocked nation of Botswana.

  13. Where would you find this juxtaposition between traditional and modern?

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    Ulan Bator

    Also spelled Ulaanbaatar, this city is the largest in Mongolia, a country known for its grassy steppes and history of nomadic peoples.

  14. In which island nation's capital would you find this?

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    Praia

    Praia, which means "beach" in Portuguese, is the capital and largest city of Cape Verde, also known as Cabo Verde. The island nation was formerly controlled by Portugal, but sits off the western coast of Africa.

  15. Our global journey continues — where is this?

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    Tirana

    This is Tirana's Et'hem Bey Mosque, one of the major sights in the Albanian capital.

  16. There's only one city in the world where you can find this. Where is it?

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    Ouagadougou

    That would be Ouagadougou, the largest city in Burkina Faso, and also an extremely fun name to pronounce.

  17. Last one — do you know what city this is?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bogotá

    The Colombian capital is almost 9,000 feet above sea level, which makes sense when you consider it's setting amongst the Andes.

How Many World Capitals Can You Identify From Just One Picture?

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