18 Cliché Photos Every Tourist Secretly Wants to Take

We know—you just have to get that Leaning Tower of Pisa photo, don't you?

When traveling abroad, you’re going to want to make memories and take lots of photos—but nothing screams, “I’m a tourist” quite like an awkward pose in front of a famous landmark or imitating a statue. Awkwardness aside, we think these cliche tourist photos should be obligatory check-offs on your travel bucket list. If you’re traveling within the U.S., check out the best free tourist attractions in all 50 states!

Saving the Leaning Tower of Pisa from falling over

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Holding hands with Jesus in Rio de Janeiro

Making a very important phone call in a London phone booth

Making a wish in the Trevi Fountain in Rome

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Touching the top of the Taj Mahal in India

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Holding up the Hollywood sign

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Riding a camel past the Pyramid of Giza

Stepping on Stonehenge

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Posing with Bruce Lee in Hong Kong

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Covering yourself in mud from the Dead Sea

Charming snakes in Morocco

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Brittany Gibson
Brittany Gibson is a regular contributor to RD.com’s culture, food, health, and travel sections. She was previously an editorial intern for RD.com and Westchester Magazine. Her articles have appeared on Buzzfeed, Business Insider, AOL, Yahoo, and MSN, among other sites. She earned a BA in English from the University of Connecticut