15 breathtaking photos of the world's most interesting cities

The judges for this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest are close to announcing its winners. All submissions are due by Friday, June 30.

There are three categories for photographers to enter: Nature, Cities, and People. The lucky grand prize winner will get a 10-day journey for two in the Galápagos Islands.

Below, see 15 stunning images that were entered in the contest’s cities category. They show the many incredible, varied landscapes that urban dwellers live in.

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