19 spectacular photos of tourist attractions around the world that were taken illegally


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The photographers climbed a crane to get this view of Sagrada Família.

Russian photographers Vadim Mahora and Vitali Raskalovym have gained a lot of media attention after they published their illegal photographs of the Great Pyramid of Giza.


For years, the two photographers have risked frightening heights and legal implications to scale some of the world's highest and most well-known buildings which they highlight on their website, On the Roofs.

The images are breathtaking and capture views of these famous destinations we might not otherwise see, but their work does come with controversy. This is why they urge that others don't follow in their path.

From climbing to the top of China's highest skyscraper to capturing images of Barcelona's Sagrada Família from above, here are some of their most stunning and risky shots.