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See Dubai from the world's tallest building in this stunning interactive panorama

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Panoramic web tools like Google Street View have given us new ways to see the world online, but most of them aren't as impressively scenic as this giddy view from the world's tallest building. Stitched together from 70 photos taken atop the 2,700-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the interactive image is a fantastic use of 360-degree photography, especially when you shift from a sweeping view of Dubai's skyscrapers to zoom in on tiny details like roads or harbors.

Photographer Gerald Donovan made the piece in honor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photography Award (HIPA), which will be presented in Dubai this March. The Burj Khalifa, meanwhile, is known as one of the settings of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol — unlike Tom Cruise, you can't actually scale the building with this panorama, but you'll be seeing from far higher up than real-life tourists, who generally look out from an observation deck 1,500 feet above the ground.