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Place of the Year 2013: Then and Now

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection on the past, present, and future. In our final week of voting for Place of the Year, here’s a look at some of the many changes undergone by the nominees. Which of these will steal the crown from Mars, the 2012 Place of the Year?

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Image credits:
(1) Syria, then: The Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives via Flickr Commons
(2) Syria, now: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
(3) Rio de Janeiro, then: General [view], Brazil, D.F. [Distrito Federal], Rio De Janeiro, Copacabana Beach Image via Library of Congress.
(4) Rio de Janeiro, now: Photograph by Rodrigo Soldon. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0  Generic License via Wikimedia Commons.
(5) Tahrir Square, then: Tahrir Square with the Egyptian Museum on the left, circa 1940s.  Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
(6) Tahrir Square, now: Photograph by Jonathan Rashad, Creative Commons License via Wikimedia Commons.
(7) Greenland, then: Photograph by Th. N. Krabbe, National Museum of Denmark via Flickr Commons.
(8) Greenland, now: Image courtesy of NASA/Michael Studinger.
(9) Utah, then: Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.
(10) Utah, now:  Image by Swilsonmc, used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, v1.2 via Wikimedia Commons.

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