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Tourists Pretend To Hold Up The Leaning Tower Of Pisa (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 09/20/2010 3:53 pm   Updated: 08/27/2012 1:57 pm

Ok, we've had enough. We've seen far too many photos of tourists doing stupid things to not say something about it.

Calf-high socks. Fanny packs. Startlingly white sneakers. Standing in the middle of the street with a map out. Living in New York, we've seen it all. We can only imagine how other cities with famous landmarks might feel.

The poor people of Pisa have been stuck for centuries with the large leaning tower in the middle of their city. Why wouldn't you, as a tourist, want to take a photo of yourself "pushing against it" or "holding it up"?

Thus begins a new series we'd like to call: Tourists Acting & Looking Stupid. First up, a slideshow essay of visitors at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


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  • pisa

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/K_J_Oye"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/K_J_Oye">K J Oye</a>:<br />

  • Just to be different...

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Divine_Miss_M"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Divine_Miss_M">Divine Miss M</a>:<br />

  • M Saves the Day

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Divine_Miss_M"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Divine_Miss_M">Divine Miss M</a>:<br />

  • Whoa

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Michael_Kaufman"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Michael_Kaufman">Michael Kaufman</a>:<br />Little girl holding up the tower.

  • mom!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Michael_Kaufman"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Michael_Kaufman">Michael Kaufman</a>:<br />Kids amused by mom holding up the tower.

  • Jean kicks the Leaning Tower

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kristin_Jewell_DAmico"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/736445902/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kristin_Jewell_DAmico">Kristin Jewell DAmico</a>:<br />

  • Scaling the Leaning Tower

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Benski_Tully"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1607100034/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Benski_Tully">Benski Tully</a>:<br />

  • Leaning on the Leaning Tower

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/johnson30"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1220098-tiny.png?20100920201124" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/johnson30">johnson30</a>:<br />

  • Not an optical illusion.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Christopher_Dayton"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/669902064/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Christopher_Dayton">Christopher Dayton</a>:<br />A slightly different take on the iconic picture of Pisa.

  • Pisa

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gael_Nicolas"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/google_profile_img/4036769.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gael_Nicolas">Gael Nicolas</a>:<br />Don Fafou, TiDio, Daph, Frerot

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