They are the monuments, places and landmarks so widely photographed we feel we know them completely. But how well do you know the world around you? Here are photos that will change your perspective.

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1. The Bavarian town of Nördlingen, which was built in a 14-million-year-old meteor impact crater.

Reddit | Proteon

2. The end of the Great Wall of China.

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3. The place where old tires go to die.

Flickr | Klaus Leidorf

4. The two sides of Rio de Janeiro.