Some of the best instances in which humanity attempts to reach for the heavens.

Something about the outline of a city against its clear, crisp sky stops us in our tracks and commands our attention.

City skylines stand as testaments to human engineering and architectural advancements. Its shape reveals our history, our culture, our beliefs, our beauty to the infinite universe. How can we not stop and stare?

Below are staggeringly beautiful images where city meets sky all across the globe.

Miami, Florida, USA

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver skyline with Stanley Park at sunset

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Republic Plaza, Singapore

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Sydney, Australia

Photo: Rudy Balasko/Shutterstock

Shanghai, China

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London, England

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Perth, Australia

Photo: Benny Marty/Shutterstock

Cologne, Germany

Cologne

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hong Kong

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Tokyo, Japan

Photo: Rudy Balasko/Shutterstock

Cairo, Egypt

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Moscow, Russia

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New York, New York, USA

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Warsaw, Poland

Photo: Photocreo Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock

San Francisco, California, USA

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