At the center of Yangon, the city's colonial heritage, Buddhist faith and emerging modern face are visible in a single block. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Couples stand on the Pont des Arts, Paris' iconic footbridge over the Seine river, where thousands upon thousands of padlocks bearing love messages are attached to the railing, on Aug. 30, 2013. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A series of postholes sit on a site that some call a major archeological find, once home to a Tequesta village. A developer wants to build on the site, but agreed to preserve the village. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Where's the moon rock? Curators say national treasures are often overlooked in the museum's current display, which hasn't changed much since 1976. National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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This illustration, provided by artist Jonas Dahlberg, shows his vision for a "memory wound" near the Norwegian island where dozens of people died during an attack by a right-wing extremist in 2011. Jonas Dahlbert Studio/EPA/Landov hide caption

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View of central crossing of the central hub island, one of dozens of man-made islands envisioned by Rice University architecture students. The islands would serve as a floating city for oil workers off the coast of Brazil. Rice School of Architecture hide caption

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Good things come in small packages. Lacy Williams, an architecture student, and her boyfriend, Patrick Beseda, built a WikiHouse to live in during a field project in Utah. Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams hide caption

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Architects at Paolasquare International are giving away this historic house in Arlington, Va. for free. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Ingels stands in the middle of what will become a giant, twisted wedge of an apartment building in New York City. Dan Bobkoff/For NPR hide caption

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The skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Capitol building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and National Mall. The tall buildings in the distance are in Virginia. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Andre Le Notre pumped in water from the Seine River to create the Grand Canal at Chateau of Versailles. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Willis Tower (left) in Chicago, photographed on Feb. 15. One World Trade Center (right) in New York City, photographed on Thursday. Saul Loeb/Getty Images / Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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