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Spot the Difference

11 places that have the same name in Britain and America but look very different

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

MANY AMERICAN CITIES were named after English locations.

Using Google street view, we put together a slideshow of British and American towns and cities that share the same name.

You’ll notice that just because these places share a moniker, doesn’t mean they look alike.

First up is London, England.

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London, Ohio, has a very different vibe.

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There are some beautiful canals in York, England.

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While New York is better known for its busy streets.

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Boston is a small town in Lincolnshire, England.

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In the US, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts.

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Here’s Cleveland in Middlesbrough.

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And Cleveland in Ohio.

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Birmingham is England’s second largest city.

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Birmingham, Alabama, has the Jazz Hall of Fame (seen here on the right).

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Oxford, England, has one of the most famous universities in the world.

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While Oxford in Maine is pretty anonymous.

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Cambridge, England, is also a university town.

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So is Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Harvard University is located.

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Richmond is one of the prettiest boroughs of London, England.

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Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is pretty scenic, too.

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Exeter, Devon, is a British university town.

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While Exeter, California, is a sleepy town on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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Inside Oxfordshire, England, is a pretty little village called Woodstock.

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In the US, Woodstock, New York, is most famous for the rock festival that first took place there in 1969.

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In the UK, Newcastle is a lively city on the river Tyne.

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In America, Newcastle is a residential suburb of Seattle, Washington.

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