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Incredible Aerial Images from Around the World

Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has spent the past five years transversing six continents by plane to collect a series of astounding photos, likely never captured before. Here's a sampling of some of the best ones from his collection, "Earth from Above."

  • Coal mine, South Africa

  • Sha Kibbutz, Israel

  • Military cemetery, Verdun, France

  • Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Favelas in Rio de Janeiro

  • Ruins of the medieval city of Shali, Egypt

  • Gullholmen, Sweden

  • Denver, USA

  • Fraser Island dune, Australia

  • Pena, Portugal

  • Amazon River, Brazil

  • Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Machu Picchu, Peru

  • Walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Changping District in Beijing, China

  • Cattle, Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

  • Tasmania, Australia

  • Boat houses, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

  • Hashima Island, Japan

  • Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE

  • Stockholm, Sweden

  • Pigeon houses, Mit Gahmr Delta, Egypt

  • Solar plant, Andalusia, Spain

  • Easter Island, Chile

  • Epicenter of the atomic bomb, Hiroshima, Japan

  • Mountains near Jengish, Kyrgyzstan

  • Freeways in Los Angeles, USA