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05/21/2014 08:00 am ET

20 Photos Of Africa That Aren't Just Trees Or Sunsets

This is, apparently, what everyone thinks Africa looks like.

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News flash: It doesn't. And because we're nearing summer when our minds are getting all wanderlust-y, we thought we'd take this opportunity to show you some other equally-if-not-more-stunning views of the continent.

Here's Africa, in all its unique wonder:

Some hippos enjoying an aerial display.
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Colorful pools separated by salt ridges, Dallol hydrothermal fields, Ethiopia.
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Lava erupting from the Erta Ale, Ethiopia.
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Fields through an artsy filter.
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Horses on Strandfontein Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.
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A market in Mauritania, West Africa.
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Inside of a hotel, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco.
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Blue filter over the city.
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The Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo.
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Colorful water (and maybe some other stuff) in Fes tanneries in Morocco.
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A quick look at Cape Agulhas.
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A splendid shot of some mountains.
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Unique view of the Great Sphinx, Giza, Egpyt.
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The V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.
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A stunning shot of Spitzkoppe, Namibia.
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Roman ruins found in Dougga, Tunisia.
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Fishing boats in Kalk Bay Harbor, Cape Town, South Africa.
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Drakensberg Mountains.
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Aerial shot of an African market.
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Namib Desert.
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