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1. Orlando, Fla. Pictured: At Universal Orlando Florida (Credit: Universal Orlando Resort)

1. Orlando, Fla.

Pictured: At Universal Orlando Florida in Orlando, a view at night of the parks, Universal Studios and Island Adventure. (undated)

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10. Miami, Fla. Pictured: South Beach in Miami
(Credit: Handout)

10. Miami, Fla.

Pictured: South Beach in Miami Florida - the Ritz Carlton (undated)

9. Albuquerque, N.M. Pictured: Skyline of Albuquerque ,
(Credit: Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau)

9. Albuquerque, N.M.

Pictured: Skyline of Albuquerque , New Mexico (undated)

8. Charlotte, N.C. Pictured: The skyline of Charlotte,
(Credit: AP )

8. Charlotte, N.C.

Pictured: The skyline of Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2009)

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7. Denver, Colorado Pictured: An early-morning sun bathes
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7. Denver, Colorado

Pictured: An early-morning sun bathes the skyline of the city of Denver. (Nov. 26, 2008)

6. Tampa, Fla. Pictured: The Tampa skyline seen
(Credit: Newsday / David L. Pokress)

6. Tampa, Fla.

Pictured: The Tampa skyline seen from the top of the Raymond James Stadium. (Jan. 23, 2001)

5. Phoenix, Ariz. Pictured: The dusk skyline of
(Credit: AP )

5. Phoenix, Ariz.

Pictured: The dusk skyline of downtown Phoenix. (April 29, 2004)

4. Houston, Texas Pictured: An lone auto makes
(Credit: AP)

4. Houston, Texas

Pictured: An lone auto makes its way south on Interstate 45 past downtown Houston, Texas. (Sept. 23, 2005)

3. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Pictured: The dusk-lit Dallas
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3. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Pictured: The dusk-lit Dallas skyline and a swollen Trinity River in North Richland Hills, Texas. (Sept. 9, 2010)

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2. Atlanta, Ga. Pictured: The Atlanta skyline sits
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2. Atlanta, Ga.

Pictured: The Atlanta skyline sits beyond Turner Field before the start of the New York Mets versus Atlanta Braves during the Braves home season opening game at Turner Field. (April 6, 2007)

1. Orlando, Fla. Pictured: At Universal Orlando Florida
(Credit: Universal Orlando Resort)

1. Orlando, Fla.

Pictured: At Universal Orlando Florida in Orlando, a view at night of the parks, Universal Studios and Island Adventure. (undated)

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