Breathtaking: World's 25 Most Beautiful Polluted Sunsets

By Tom Randall - 2011-11-28T03:40:43Z

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#17 Athens, Greece

The sun sets over the Parthenon on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Pollution is blamed for damaging many of the ancient artifacts for which the city is famous. Many athletes at the Athens Olympics struggled with the pollution, despite efforts by the city to clean it up for the competition.