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    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    © AFP 2019 / Fabio Muzzi
    Tourists take pictures at the leaning tower on 2 December 2010 in Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa underwent a two-year restoration period that has restored the medieval masterpiece to its former glory.

    There are many leaning towers in the world that have deviated from their original vertical state, threatening to keel over for different reasons. Typically, towers start to incline due to changes in the soil or due to building errors when the foundations were being laid.

     So-called leaning towers often become sights that attract crowds of tourists. Some of these towers are even listed in the Cultural Heritage of Humanity, or in the Guinness Book of Records due to their high historical and artistic value. Social media users have counted about four hundred falling structures, but in most cases, the state of these structures does not cause much concern - while not completely falling over they're not quite straight either.

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