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20 Of The Most Beautiful Places In The World (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 08/13/2010 8:21 am EDT   Updated: 05/25/2011 5:20 pm EDT

There are some places in this world that are so dingy, smelly, overpopulated, or unhappy that make you want to forget where you are and dream a little dream.

Then there are these places. The 20 most awe-inspiring sites to lay your eyes on on this Friday.


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  • Petra, Jordan

  • Mt. Saint Michel, France

  • Canadian Rockies

  • Cappadocia, Turkey

  • La Digue, Seychelles

  • Taj Mahal, India

  • Altiplano, Bolivia

  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  • Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • Uyuni, Bolivia

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam

  • St. Barths, French West Indies

  • Sahara Desert

  • Li River, China

  • Tuscany, Italy

  • Sequoia National Park, California

  • Fjords of Askvoll, Norway

  • Iguazu Falls, Brazil

  • Tulum, Mexico

  • Sitka, Alaska

  • Bodø, Norway

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Maria_C_Mikalsen"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1458743443/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Maria_C_Mikalsen">Maria C Mikalsen</a>:<br />

  • Belize!

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  • Wensleydale, Yorkshire, UK

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Montanagrl"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/327847-2-tiny.png?20120406130344" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Montanagrl">Montanagrl</a>:<br />from the tower of Bolton Castle, July, 2012

  • Loch Loyne, Highlands, Scotland

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  • On the road to Yanshou, Guangxi Province, China.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Jorge_C_Tejada"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/505786028/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Jorge_C_Tejada">Jorge C Tejada</a>:<br />Spectacular karst landscape in southeast China.

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