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86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

Is this a Soviet-era beach? No. The beach scene is actually from Copacabana Beach in Brazil. As for the space age building towering above? That's the National Library of Belarus, opened in 2006, which is notably nowhere near a beach.

This picture is actually a composite of 12 photos. Official photographer for the Australian army, Frank Hurley stated that his heroic images of Australian soldiers in World War I were accurate, despite their contrived production. On the New South Wales State Library website, you can see how Hurley composited his most famous image.

'A possum broke into an Australian Bakery and ate so many pastries he couldn't move', fake.

According to the caption: It’s a mystical tree in India or Africa. The truth: It’s a fake tree at Animal Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Fake? Yes Where: Montana / Copenhagen, Denmark Hoax: Presented as cyclone Bodil hitting Denmark on December 8, 2013.

No, that's not a real photo of a double-decker bus race in 1933. It's a pre-Photoshop photo collage, despite what sources like Retronaut and @HistoryInPics might claim. The National Archive of the Netherlands clearly archived the photo in its Flickr account under fakes, photo montages and retouched images. On the right, an actual double decker bus being tested in 1933 to prove its stability.

Fake? Yes (you were not asking seriously, were you?) When: August 3, 2009 Hoax: The original photo showed Vladimir Putin riding a horse during his vacation outside the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia.

Fake? Yes When: February 17, 2013 Where: Mount Ararat, Turkey Hoax: This is not a real photo. Mount Ararat is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone whose last eruption could date back to 1840 or before.