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Bullring in top 25 webcam images
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Bullring pulled in 36.5m shoppers in its first year
The inside of Birmingham's Bullring has joined the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids and San Francisco Bay as among the world's most interesting webcam images.

The website EarthCam has released its seventh annual list of the world's best 25 webcams.

There are five European entries but "Inside the Bullring" is the only UK-based webcam.

The site describes it as "a very unique wide angle bird's-eye view of the bustling multi-level Bullring".

A Bullring spokeswoman said she had no idea the webcam would be so popular.

"The shopping centre has attracted national and international attention since it opened in 2003.

"We did not realise the interest had grown virtually as well.

"It is good, both for the centre and for Birmingham, that our webcam is attracting international acclaim," she said.

Other sites of interest on the list come from Africa, Austria, Egypt, England, France, French Polynesian Islands, Japan, Spain, Sweden and the US.

People can look inside a fish tank of hungry piranhas on Live Piranha Webcam, see live wildlife images on Africa Webcams and view polar icecap images from Antarctica courtesy of the British Antarctic Research Vessel Cam.

Offerings from the US include the chance to see inside Tennessee's Anderson County Sheriff's Department jail on JailCam and tours of the Graceland mansion, home of the late Elvis Presley, on Graceland Cam.

Other famous sites on the list include the Eiffel Tower on Eiffel Tower Cam and the Great Pyramids of Egypt, one of the seven wonders of the world, on Pyramid Cam.

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