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Jaw-Dropping Pictures Of Things Being Worn Down Over Time

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Pictures of items worn down over the years provide poignant illustrations of the passage of time. On a natural level, eroding geological formations demonstrate how the Earth changes; more personally, before-and-after photos of worn-down objects remind viewers that nothing is permanent. Age comes before physical beauty in the majority of these photos, but that doesn't make them any less alluring to the eye.

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    A New York Building After A Pressure Wash

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
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    Timeworn Stairs

    Photo: David Perry / davesdistrictblog
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    Layers Of Posters

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
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    Customer Imprints At A Bank

    Photo: flickr / CC0
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