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'Darkened Cities' by Thierry Cohen: Amazing Night Skies Imagined (Gallery)

Hong Kong by Night, Darkened Cities

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Artist Thierry Cohen imagines what the night skies of the world's largest cities could be like sans light pollution. The images are the focus of a new exhibit in New York City.

Cohen created this image using a photo of the sky over the Western Sahara. [Full Story]

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

The Milky Way and California's San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge stand out prominently in this cityscape. The sky photo was taken in the Mojave Desert. [Full Story]

Hong Kong on Water by Night, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

By combining a photo from the Western Sahara and Hong Kong by night, Thierry Cohen creates a scientifically accurate view of what the city could be like free of light pollution. [Full Story]

Los Angeles Opera House, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

The Los Angeles Opera House stands in the foreground under a blanket of stars captured at Joshua Tree National Park in California. [Full Story]

Los Angeles Cityscape, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

Los Angeles is darkened under a blanket of stars in this "Darkened Cities" photo. The starscape was captured at Joshua Tree National Park. [Full Story]

Brooklyn Bridge, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

The Brooklyn Bridge stands starkly against a sea of stars. The sky photo was captured in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. [Full Story]

Empire State Building, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

Starlight shines through the windows of the Empire State Building in this photo of a darkened New York City. [Full Story]

Notre Dame, Darkened Cities

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Stars shine brightly above the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The sky photo was captured in Malta, Mont. [Full Story]

Paris, Darkened Cities

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The clouds of the Milky Way hover above the Paris skyline. [Full Story]

Luxor Obelisk, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

The Luxor Obelisk stands starkly in an empty Parisian square under a bowl of stars captured in Malt, Mont. [Full Story]

Rio de Janeiro, Darkened Cities

Thierry Cohen and Danziger Gallery

This starscape over Rio de Janeiro was captured in the Atacama Desert in Chile. [Full Story]

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