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The Fantasy World of Athens Instagrammer @marion_toy

To view more photos and videos from Mári’s #mariontoy series, follow @marion_toy on Instagram.

Athens Instagrammer Mári Dimitrouli’s (@marion_toy) creative portrait series had unexpected beginnings: “It all began with a skirt and a grater,” she explains. Mári bought a new skirt and wanted to show it to her friends in a unique way. “I searched my house to find something that would match the skirt. My cheese grater became the perfect clutch bag. I uploaded the photo to my Instagram account, starting the Marion Toy (#mariontoy) series without even knowing it at the time.”

Mári creates every element of her portraits herself: the concept, art direction, photos, posing, hair and makeup. “I visit toy shops, vintage shops, common markets—anywhere my instinct guides me to find the right object to match my shot. It actually became an entertaining obsession!” When Mári couldn’t find the right prop, she started making them herself. “After a while I started making paper constructions of the props I wanted. It turns out a flamingo head is not an easy thing to find!”

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Looking Down on the World from Mont Blanc’s Aiguille du Midi

To see more photos and videos from atop the French Alps, visit the Aiguille du Midi location page.

In the Mont Blanc region of the French Alps sits a skyward-reaching peak called the Aiguille du Midi. The peak’s name translates as “Needle of Noon" because, when viewed from the French town of Chamonix, it acts as a natural sundial.

Adventure seekers can easily ascend the precipitous mountain thanks to the Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi, a cable car built in 1955 that makes a 9,209ft (2,807m) climb to the peak. Until recently, the Aiguille summit was home to a viewing platform, café and gift shop. In December 2013, however, a glass box called “Step Into the Void” opened to the public, offering thrill-seekers the opportunity to step out above a drop of 3,395ft (1,035m).

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Ringing in 2014 on Instagram

To see more photos and videos from some of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world so far, check out the location pages for the Auckland Sky Tower, Sydney Opera House, Kuala Lumpur City Center Park and Victoria Harbour (維多利亞港).

As the year draws to a close across the timezones, crowds are gathering around the world for firework displays and parties at some of the globe’s most famous landmarks.

Want to see photos and videos from New Year’s Eve celebrations in your city? Try searching your city or landmark’s name on Instagram with a hashtag in front of it (eg. #singapore or #timessquare). If you find a photo or video with a location tag, tap the blue text above the photo or video to see even more.

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