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10 Surprisingly Pretty Photos of the World's Most Instagrammed Spot

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We don't need a list to tell us that many, many, many people take pictures in Times Square—selfies, ussies, photos that require blocking the flow of pedestrian traffic, photos with scary costumed Elmos/Transformers/babies, the list goes on and on. But the Midtown attraction's shutterbug supremacy has officially been confirmed by Instagram, which released a list of 2015's most photographed places in the world (via Travel & Leisure, h/t Gothamist), based on photos tagged on the platform. New York City topped the list, with Times Square being the most popular location. We know what you're thinking: Times Square is loud, crowded, and not all that pretty. But these photos—all of which were posted to Instagram—may just change your mind about that.

A photo posted by George Mathew (@gmathewsva) on

@beholdingeye Times Square taken with @flynyon

A photo posted by nyonair (@nyonair) on

Birds eye views of Times Square. | #CreateYourHype

A photo posted by Humza Deas (@humzadeas) on

Friday night lights // #nyc #TGIF

A photo posted by Christine Amorose (@cestchristine) on

A photo posted by Sam Horine (@samhorine) on

#Sunset on W. 46th St., #TimesSquare #NYC

A photo posted by Times Square NYC (@timessquarenyc) on

A photo posted by NYC (@andrewthomasnyc) on

A photo posted by Vanessa Pilon (@vanpailong) on

· This Is The Most Instagrammed Spot In NYC [Gothamist]
· The 20 Most Instagrammed Places in the World [T&L]