The 20th Century was a time of dramatic change and progression, whether you call it urbanisation or capitalism it’s undeniable. Here, we have 14 photographs of just how much some of the most prominent places on Earth have developed over the last 100 years as the human race continues to expand and thrive.

See how skyscrapers have pierced the skyline and civilisation has transformed the rugged landscapes of our planet forever. Which do you think is most impressive? How has the world changed around you in your lifetime?

Tokyo, Japan: 1945 and 2013

1doj3rn Shanghai, China: 1990-2014
6hWkIKyVenice, Italy: 1970-2010
aSc6nB4Jakarta, Indonesia: 1965-2005
CVhWCpgLong Beach, USA: 1953-2009
EM4SILAShenzen, China: 1980-2011
fJsgkaLLos Angeles, USA: 1970-2014
GFDgRZDKuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 1990-2014
JU8My0HParis, France: 1900-2012
OFeyzpaDubai, UAE: 1990-2013
q24DjPgAthens, Greece: 1860-2010
uJ0J7VQHong Kong: 1920-2000
v6pqBkNToronto, Canada: 1930-2014
VtcGyAtSydney, Australia: 1930-2014
ycEUORaYou can see all 22 images here.

Before And After: seeing how much the world has changed in the last century will blow your mind! | Just Something

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