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This video was released as part of the $5 million campaign to bring tourists and businesses to Rhode Island.  Unless you're from Rhode Island, or maybe Iceland it can be hard to tell that one of these pieces of generic stock footage is actually from the city of Reykjavik. 



This scene is not in Rhode Island, it's in front of the Harpa concert hall, which some social media users quickly noticed did not belong there. Officials say the editing company made a mistake and will be fixing it at no additional cost. That doesn't mean it hasn't attracted some ridicule on the internet.


via @JohnDePetroshow

kim kardashian kanye west graffiti People Are Taking Pictures in Mimicking These Kim and Kanye Murals While Standing in Front of Them
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Shortly after her infamous nudie-gram, a larger than life mural of Kim Kardashian's much debated picture popped up in Australia.  Some people have apparently been taking pictures in front of it naked because, um, solidarity? 

In similar Kardashian news, her husband Kanye has a mural of his own, also in Australia. It's a giant version of Kanye kissing Kanye, by graffiti artist, Scottie Marsh ,who posted a picture of it on his Instagram. People are apparently taking pictures kissing in front of it. 

Whent he Kim mural recently got defaced it only prompted more unclothed posing with the caption proclaiming "We can't be shamed!": 


via @laureneshelley

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Greece is the new Australia.

The national tourism agency has featured a well-known landmark in a new promotional video for the country. Unfortunately, it's from the wrong country.

The video uses 15 seconds of footage from a time lapse video of the stars above the Twelve Apostles rock formations, shot by Australian photographer Alex Cherney.

But the agency is defending itself, claiming that it wasn't a mistake, according to "The Sydney Morning Herald:"

The embarrassing blunder has been compounded by "preposterous" claims by the Greek tourism ministry that the use of the images are justified because constellations seen in the sky above the apostles on the video "carry Greek names".

The 12 Apostles debacle is actually the second controversy surrounding the video since it was released in early November. The government also mistakenly included footage of Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics and was forced to re-edit it.

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