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Friday Fun: Can You Name These City Skylines?

Pop quiz hotshot: can you name the city by looking at silhouettes of their skylines?
May 29, 2015, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Washington Post offers a pop quiz that presents 16 images of skyline silhouettes from around the world and asks you, the intrepid urbanist, to guess which city they represent.

To introduce the quiz, Ana Swanson writes: "Some city skylines are immediately recognizable by their iconic buildings, whether new or old. Paris has the iconic Eiffel Tower. London has the Gherkin, a pickled-shaped building that towers over the city’s traditional architecture. And Beijing is home to the CCTV headquarters, affectionately known as 'the big underpants.'"

For an extra challenge, take the quiz without reading the prompts, which drop some pretty unmistakable hints—beyond, of course, the silhouettes of the world's most famous buildings.

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Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in The Washington Post
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