Anyone who has visited New York will have whipped out their camera to take an obligatory shot of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty.  And a visit to Paris or Rome isn’t complete without a smartphone selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower or Spanish Steps respectively.  But which tourist sights are the world’s most iconic?

An interactive 'heat map' has revealed the top 10 photographed cities in the world – along with which tourist attraction is the most snapped in each location….

 The Moulin Rouge

In fourth place, the Moulin Rouge pipped the Eiffel Tower to the post in Paris, while Istanbul’s Maiden’s Tower – which was built in the 12th century – rounded off the top five most photographed sights.

The casino and hotel de Paris by night, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Also in the top 10 were Venice’s Ponte dell’Accademia, which spans the city’s Grand Canal, and Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo in Monaco, which appeared in the James Bond film GoldenEye.

A stroller passes by brightly painted houses on 'Caminito' street.

A colour spectrum at Caminito – a street in Buenos Aires, Argentina – is lined with painted buildings and artist's stalls….

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