This Is What Happiness Looks Like Around The World (PHOTOS)

02/06/2014 08:58 am ET
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Ever wondered what happiness looked like across the world? Is it the same in your own backyard? Whether it's curling up with a good book or overlooking a beautiful sunset, joy can come in many forms. Below are nine photos taken from around the globe that prove that happiness may mean different things to different people, but the feeling is universal.

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