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Are These Pictures Real Or Altered?

How well can you tell real from fake? Test how good your fraud-detection skills really are.

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    It's real!

    No photo-editing trickery, here; this staggering shot is all thanks to a team of very talented pilots.

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    It's real!

    That's really, truly the world's smallest butterfly -- the Western Pygmy Blue.

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    It's real!

    Some creative camerawork straightens out the hilly streets of San Francisco, CA.

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    It's real!

    This very real bodybuilder went by the name Aditya 'Romeo' Dev, standing 2 feet, 9 inches and weighing in at a mere 19 pounds.

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    It's fake!

    Thanks to some clever photo editing, this gymnast appears a bit more flexible than she actually is.

    It's fake!
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    It's real!

    This outrageous facade is from an otherworldly, but real building on the city streets of Paris, France.

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    It's real!

    So, good news/bad news. The good news is that this photo of a supposed centaur is 100% authentic! The bad news is that it isn't a centaur, just an impeccably timed snapshot. Bummer.

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    It's real!

    This piece from artist François Abelanet is a mind-bending affair that's 110% real.

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    It's fake!

    These monochrome fishies were digitally colored, creating a cool -- but altered -- underwater scene.

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    It's real!

    Although it resembles a red fox in every other way, the South American maned wolf is known for its outrageously lengthy legs.

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    It's fake!

    But believe it or not, there's no Photoshop involved! A photography duo dropped glowsticks in this waterfall's stream, then took long-exposure shots to create an otherworldly photo.

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