Well, this is amazing. Photographer Ben Heine created the following photograph—a view of Paris from atop the Eiffel tower, called "Planet Paris"—by combining 12 separate snapshots he took while perched high above the beauty that laid below.

Beautiful View of Paris from Atop the Eiffel TowerS

(Click on the photo to view it in its full size.)

It's images like this that put a smile on one's face, no matter what else is going on, even if for just a few seconds.

[Flickr]