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09/28/2014 12:45 pm ET Updated Sep 28, 2014

Zoomed Out: An #AlohaHuffPost Roundup

Hawaii is ready for its close up, that’s for sure. With its alluring flowers, diverse wildlife, and welcoming people, there is every reason to explore the intricacies of the islands.

But Hawaii's pretty stunning when you zoom out a bit too. From afar, Hawaii’s views are inspiring, humbling, and mind-boggling. People in the islands will do just about anything for a good view -- including braving seemingly infinite, illegal staircases.

So today we’re looking at the big picture. After all, there’s nothing like a mountaintop to remind us of how small we really are.

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