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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ICAR Canned Beef Monument

This ironic war memorial thumbs its nose at a campaign of inedible humanitarian aid food products.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Moscow, Russia

Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

Immortal combat in a Moscow museum.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
Micronesia

Nan Madol Ruins

The ruins of a South Pacific island city are spectacular and strange enough to have inspired H.P. Lovecraft.
Beiteddine, Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace

After this one-of-a-kind palace was built the architect's hands are said to have been cut off to keep it that way.
Yemen

Socotra Island

The most alien-looking place on Earth.
Tadjourah, Djibouti

Lac Assal

Rimmed by white crusts of salt on every edge, Lac Assal is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Known as the "Valley of the Moon," this Jordanian wadi is one of the most amazing desertscapes on Earth.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Beirut, Lebanon

The Egg

This modernist cinema has survived war and reconstruction to become a symbol of Lebanon’s revolutionary spirit.
Jbeil, Lebanon

Byblos Archaeological Site

A patchwork of ruins from various civilizations in one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities.
Aleppo, Syria

Souk al-Saqatiya

Amid the rubble of Aleppo's Old Quarter, part of a historic market has been restored and re-opened.
Al Farafrah, Egypt

White Desert

An alien landscape of chalk-rock in the Egyptian desert.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Yerevan, Armenia

Katoghike Church

This little medieval church hidden in the center of Yerevan was lost and rediscovered—twice.
Chisinau, Moldova

Mileștii Mici

The largest wine cellar in the world is a 150-mile network of underground caves near the capital of Moldova.
Tiraspol, Moldova

Transnistria

A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognized country hidden behind a heavily militarized border between Moldova and Ukraine.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Bridge of Peace

With over 10,000 lights, this feat of engineering marvel lights up the city after dark.
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Stalin’s Underground Printing House

The secret room where early Bolsheviks cranked out propaganda fliers on a smuggled printing press.