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Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by 'Star Wars,' these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Hotel Sidi Driss

The original film set of Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home from the 'Star Wars' trilogy.
Tunisia

Mos Espa

An abandoned film set location for a remote spaceport in a galaxy far, far away hides in the Tunisian desert.
Nefta, Tunisia

Lars Homestead

The original movie set for the home of 'Star Wars' hero Luke Skywalker.
Naftah, Tunisia

Leftover 'Star Wars' Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Chott el Djerid

The largest salt lake in the Sahara is mysteriously alluring.
Hong Kong

Stephen and Stitt

Regal guardians to one of the biggest banks in the world, symbols of Hong Kong's history and resilience.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Colonial Post Boxes

These post boxes from a bygone era have been the source of controversy and debate.
Hong Kong

Duddell Street Lamps

The last street gas lamps in Hong Kong.
Tsai Po, Hong Kong

Old Tai O Police Station

A station built to repel pirates now attracts wealthy vacationers.
Hong Kong

Sun Hing Restaurant

A half-century-old handmade dim sum joint opens daily at 3:00 a.m.
Al-Khums, Libya

Leptis Magna

Magnificent Roman ruins lie vulnerable to destruction on the edge of the Mediterranean.
Tarabulus, Libya

Arch of Marcus Aurelius

This triumphal arch is the only fully standing structure that remains from Roman-era Oea.
Qasr al Hajj, Libya

Qasr al-Haj

A fortress-like granary that has been continually in use for more than nine centuries.
Gadamis, Libya

Ghadames

A beautiful oasis town dating back to the Roman period still serves as reprieve from the brutal summer sun in Libya.
Constantine, Algeria

Sidi M'Cid Bridge

This dizzying span over the ancient Algerian city was once the highest suspension bridge in the world.
Algiers, Algeria

Martyrs' Memorial

This massive monument towers over the city as a constant reminder of the lives lost during Algeria's hard-won war for independence.
Oran, Algeria

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Oran

This former cathedral is now a bustling library packed with students and pigeons.
Carthage, Tunisia

Byrsa Hill

An ancient Phoenician citadel once stood at the site where Queen Dido first landed, according to legend.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
Carthage, Tunisia

Dar El Annabi

This museum in the famously blue neighborhood of Sidi Bou Saïd showcases a traditional Tunisian lifestyle.
Istanbul, Turkey

Haliç Metro Bridge

Taking the subway here means doing so over a bridge located in the middle of an estuary.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Viking Runes at Hagia Sophia

A small etching on the white marble parapet was written in runic script by a Viking mercenary.