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Recently I went on an around-the-world vacation.

Unfortunately, I dropped my phone just as I was getting out of the cab at the airport before my first flight out. Not so bad in and of itself, but then a steamroller ran over it.

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Not a problem, though. The screen on my phone doesn't affect the camera lens, so everything should be fine, am I right?

I was wrong!

Strangely enough, the pictures all came out with the same pattern of cracks as could be seen on my screen.

Nevertheless I took some great pictures.

The minute I posted these on Facebook, I got a great job offer due to the sheer excellence of my photos!


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Can you determine what the exact, word-for-word job title will be for me at my new job?

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    $\begingroup$ crack photographer? :) $\endgroup$ – David Conrad Jan 21 at 16:54
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17 is

the entrance to the Rockefeller Plaza

and for a final answer:

Pick the $[(n-1)\pmod{10}+1]$-th letter from the $n$-th answer:

1. Grand Canyon
2. Hollywood
3. Hoover Dam
4. Niagara Falls
5. Zocalo
6. Statue of Liberty
7. Florence Cathedral
8. Victoria Harbour
9. Colliseum
10. Eiffel Tower
11. Rijksmuseum
12. Taj Mahal
13. Sydney Opera House
14. Notre Dame
15. Buckingham Palace
16. The Lovers Bridge
17. Rockefeller Plaza
18. Red Square

GOOGLE CAMERA DRIVER

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  • $\begingroup$ I've added that to my answer with credit (and upvoted this of course) . Hope that's ok! $\endgroup$ – Chris Jan 21 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ Unless 16 is my original guess of "gur ybiref oevqtr" (it was a comment on Chris's answer I replaced with "gur ybhier oevqtr" facepalm) in which case this fits perfectly $\endgroup$ – user49178 Jan 21 at 19:35
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    $\begingroup$ WP doesn't agree, and Google gives absolutetours.com/blog/lovers-bridge, maybe 'In France, in May 2010 the city of Paris expressed concern over the growing number of love-locks on the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, and the Pont de l'Archevêché bridges',(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock) but this could be any bridge with love-locks.its probably better wait for the OP to make a statement! $\endgroup$ – JMP Jan 21 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ @JonMarkPerry Yes, I found the same when looking it up, it just happened to be what I believed it to be called from when I first found out about it some years ago :) My memory is likely just failing me $\endgroup$ – user49178 Jan 21 at 20:01
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    $\begingroup$ The typo in #4 is fixed. :( The intended answer to #16 is indeed rot13(Gur Ybiref Oevqtr) as shown here and reinforced for me here. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 21 at 22:48
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So here's a partial answer with some of the photos identified...

1. grand canyon
2. Hollywood
3. Hoover Dam
4.
5.
6. Statue of Liberty
7. Florence Cathedral (Credit: Nick A)
8. Victoria Harbour
9. Colliseum
10. Eiffel Tower
11. Rijksmuseum (Credit: Mohirl)
12. Taj Mahal
13. Sydney Opera House
14. Notre Dame
15. Buckingham Palace
16. (Location IDed as Pont des Arts but not sure what words fit the blanks - Credit: jafe)
17. Rockefeller Plaza (Credit: JonMark Perry)
18. Red Square

I'm not sure where to go from here though or what the ones I've missed are...

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  • $\begingroup$ A good start, +1! Check #3 (spelling) and #18 ( _ indicators). $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 21 at 16:21
  • $\begingroup$ #3 was a good old fashioned typo. #18 was me being careless with _ but obvious once I actually counted them. :) $\endgroup$ – Chris Jan 21 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ 16 looks like rot13(Cbag qrf Negf), but the number of letters is off... $\endgroup$ – jafe Jan 21 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ Also 5 could be rot13(Qhbzb) but again not enough letters... $\endgroup$ – jafe Jan 21 at 16:40
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    $\begingroup$ Also 16 could be leaving rot13(gur ybhier zhfrhz) which fits the blanks. $\endgroup$ – LambdaBeta Jan 21 at 18:56
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Number 4 is

Niagara Falls

You can tell from the building next to it and the train on the hill.

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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, for sure - It doesn't quite fit, but off-by-one could be an _ typo. The sign thus says rot13(snyyf vapyvar cynmn) and you can get the image from the street view from the rot13(avntnen cnexjnl). $\endgroup$ – LambdaBeta Jan 21 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ Plus if you then take the rot13(agu yrggre bs rnpu ragel) you get rot13(tbbt?r pnz) which is starting to look promising! $\endgroup$ – LambdaBeta Jan 21 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ I thought that this might be the hardest one to get, big +1! I didn't even notice the sign. :O $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 21 at 22:58
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Number 7 is:

Florence Cathedral

Number 5 appears to be a picture of:

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

The square it is on is called Plaza de la Constitución. More commonly known as the Zócalo

Number 16 is:

Pont des Arts but I hear it more often called "the padlock bridge"

I would guess this is The Louvre Bridge The Louvre Museum (Credit: LambdaBeta)

Given what the answer appears to be, my original guess of The Lovers Bridge appears to fit here, unfortunately I deleted that comment on Chris' answer...

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    $\begingroup$ I already gave you a +1 for this answer, but want to reinforce it. Nice job on getting rot13(Gur Ybiref Oevqtr)! $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 21 at 23:16
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Partial remaining ones:

Is #11 the

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam?

And #4 has

A sign just below the rightmost track that I can't quite make out. Something plaza? Which fits the second word

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    $\begingroup$ #11 definitely correct. I've added it to my answer (with credit) and upvoted yours. Hope that's ok! $\endgroup$ – Chris Jan 21 at 17:54
  • $\begingroup$ Sure! You've done most of the work, only added it separately rather than a comment on yours as I wasn't sure and figured it might spark someone's imagination if mine was wrong $\endgroup$ – Mohirl Jan 21 at 20:37
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Was your job

A quiz show artist

Because

They wanted you for a show within which guests have to recognise famous landmarks behind the crack, hence the space for letters beneath the photographs.

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Will you be:

A Google Maps Street View Driver

Because:

All the images appear to be taken from Google Maps Street View

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    $\begingroup$ Nice guess, but this isn't a very "steganographical" answer. :) Remember, I need an "exact, word-for-word job title." $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 21 at 16:22

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