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25 Stunning Photos of Landmarks Covered in Snow

Here's proof that snow can make even the most beautiful things in life even more gorgeous.

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Eiffel Tower–Paris, France

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Great Wall of China–Huairou, China

Did you know the Great Wall of China can’t be seen from outer space with the naked eye? That doesn’t stop us from admiring these amazing photos of snow taken from space, though!

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Colosseum–Rome, Italy

Truly stunning. Check out these photos of what a blizzard looks like from space.

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Big Ben–London, U.K.

Big Ben is one of the world’s biggest monuments—and these stunning National Geographic photos will remind you just how wondrous the world truly is.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa–Pisa, Italy

Here are some fun facts you probably never knew about snow.

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Arc de Triomphe–Paris, France

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St. Basil’s Cathedral–Moscow, Russia

The bright colors of the cathedral mixed with the white snow are stunning. Here are the best winter towns in every state.

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Forbidden City–Beijing, China

For more breathtaking pictures, these 15 incredible waterfall photos will blow your mind.

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Hagia Sophia–Istanbul, Turkey

These beautiful snow-covered towns will get you in the winter spirit. 

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Lincoln Memorial–Washington, DC, USA

Have you ever noticed this typo in the Lincoln Memorial?

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White House–Washington, DC, U.S.

Did you know the White House wasn’t always called the White House? Check out these other iconic American landmarks that almost weren’t.

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Brandenburg Gate–Berlin, Germany

These natural phenomena only happen in the winter.

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United States Capitol–Washington, DC, U.S.

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Trevi Fountain–Rome, Italy

These are the most beautiful snow-covered towns around the world.

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Tower Bridge–London, U.K.

These are the perfect photos that will make you appreciate the beauty of life.

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Notre-Dame de Paris–Paris, France

Check out these stunning pictures of winter across America.

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Reichstag–Berlin, Germany

If you’re not sure how you feel about the snow, these cozy winter quotes will help you embrace the season.

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Brooklyn Bridge–New York, NY, U.S.

While the Brooklyn Bridge is definitely beautiful, these 14 lesser-known American bridges also deserve some attention.

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Florence Cathedral–Florence, Italy

Check out what these famous landmarks look like zoomed out.

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Edinburgh Castle–Edinburgh, U.K.

As gorgeous as it is, Edinburgh Castle made it onto Time’s Top 10 Haunted Places list. Take a look at these 22 other beautiful places that are actually haunted.

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Cloud Gate–Chicago, IL, U.S.

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Great Buddha–Kamakura, Japan

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Blue Mosque–Istanbul, Turkey

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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