Before and after: seeing how much the world has changed in the last century will blow your mind!

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The 20th century has been a time of huge changes for the most part of the biggest cities of the world, with millions of people moving from countries to urban areas and the capitalism transforming the economy of the entire world.

Even if we all know that the development has been huge, seeing the images of how much the world has actually changed is really impressive.

In the following gallery you will see 18 of the cities that have been mostly affected by the incredible urbanization of the last century. We are sure that many of these photos will leave you speechless.

Which one transformation impresses you the most? Tell us in the comments!

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1. New York, USA, 1876-1932-1988-2013

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2. Long Beach, USA, 1953-2009

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3. Dubai, UAE, 1990-2013

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4. Los Angeles, USA, 1970-2014

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5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1990-2014

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6. Shenzen, China, 1980-2011

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7. Singapore, 1990-2014

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8. Jakarta, Indonesia, 1965-2005

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9. Athens, Greece, 1860-2010

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10. Toronto, Canada, 1930-2014

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11. Panama City, Republic of Panama, 1930-2010

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12. Hong Kong, 1920-2000

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13. Fortaleza, Brazil, 1975-2011

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14. Shanghai, China, 1990-2014

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15. Paris, France, 1900-2012

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16. Venice, Italy, 1970-2010

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17. Sydney, Australia, 1930-2014

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18. Tokyo, Japan, after WWII in 1945 and 2013

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  1. Paris pics are irrelevant since taken from opposite angles. Looking east on top one and west on bottom. A pic looking east today would be roughly the same as the old one.

    • Exactly, that’s why the Venice picture was posted, in contrast with all the world changing at a fast pace, Venice (luckily) stays the same, century after century.

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