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Photos Show What Some Of The World’s Major Cities Looked Like Several Decades Ago

Have a look at these photos of nine of the world’s major cities to see what they looked like several decades ago and what they look like today. Many of them have been growing incredibly quickly and are now completely different to what they once were. Who knows what these cities will look like several decades in the future?

  1. Dubai in the 1980s

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via Gulfnews.com

2. Dubai today

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via Emirates247.com

3. London in the 1970s

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via Standard.co.uk

4. London today

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via Timeout.com

5. Hong Kong in the 1950s

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via Lenoeudpapillon.blogspot.com

6. Hong Kong today

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via Movie.backpackersunion.com

7. Los Angeles in the 1960s

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via Vintag.es

8. Los Angeles today

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via Locumjobsonline.com

9. New York in the 1960s

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via Pinterest.com

10. New York today

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via Boweryboyshistory.com

11. Shanghai in the 1990s

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via Businessinsider.com

12. Shanghai today

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via Businessinsider.com

13. Tokyo in the 1960s

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via Curbsideclassic.com

14. Tokyo today

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via Voulezvousdiner.com

15. Seoul in the 1960s

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via Flickrhivemind.com

16. Seoul today

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via Travels.kilroy.net

17. Sydney in the 1970s

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via Scratchingsydneyssurface.wordpress.com

18. Sydney today

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