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11 jokey holiday snaps every tourist takes at major monuments

Ever ‘held up’ the Tower of Pisa, or taken the Eiffel Tower in the palm of your hand through the magic of perspective? Of course you have…

WE’RE ONLY HILARIOUS when we’re on holiday, aren’t we? What is it about the combination of the world’s major tourist attractions and the distorted perspective of a camera lens that makes certain jokey poses irresistible?

Check out these holiday snaps that show we might not be as original as we think…

11 jokey holiday snaps every tourist takes at major monuments
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  • Holding up the Tower of Pisa, Italy

    Image: Andy Hay/Flickr
  • Holding up the Tower of Pisa, Italy

    This pic shows a tourist in 1954! (Pic: Barratts/S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive/PA Wire)
  • Thinking like Rodin's Le Penseur

    There are a few facsimiles of these sculptures around the world - but the tourist pose is always the same... (Pic: elPadawan/Flickr)
  • Thinking like Rodin's Le Penseur

    Pic: Alex Dawson/Flickr
  • Pinching the tip of the Washington Monument, USA

    Pic: Kamoteus (A New Beginning)/Flickr
  • Pinching the tip of the Washington Monument, USA

    Pic: Abir Anwar/Flickr
  • Being bosom buddies with Molly Malone statue, Dublin

    Pic: Eric the Fish/Flickr
  • Being bosom buddies with Molly Malone statue, Dublin

    Pic: AP Photo/Peter Morrison
  • Doing a Rocky at Philadelphia Museum of Art

    He started it. (Pic: AP Photo/George Widman)
  • Doing a Rocky at Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Pic: Jim Capaldi/Flickr
  • Doing a Rocky on the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Pic: Neeta Lind/Flickr
  • Doing a Rocky on the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Pic: Brandon Weight/Flickr
  • Playing with perspective on salt flats, Bolivia

    The world's largest salt flats at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia stretch so far and are so undulating that it can be fun to play with perspective in photos... (Pic: Alicia Nijdam/Flickr)
  • Playing with perspective, salt flats, Bolivia

    Pic: Javier Ignacio AcuAta Ditzel/Flickr
  • Squeezing into Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam

    Pic: David McKelvey/Flickr
  • Squeezing into Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam

    Pic: Charlotte Marillet/Flickr
  • Balancing the inverted pyramid at Louvre, Paris

    Pic: Marko Kudjerski/Flickr
  • Balancing the inverted pyramid at Louvre, Paris

    Pic: Brian Burk/Flickr
  • Stretching arms with Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

    Pic: Mike Vondran/Flickr
  • Stretching arms with Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

    Pic: Ben Tavener/Flickr
  • Sitting with Patrick Kavangh, Grand Canal

    Pic: Janet McKnight
  • Sitting with Patrick Kavanagh, Grand Canal

    Yes, that is Jeffrey Archer. (Pic: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland)

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