These American cities share surprising latitudes with global counterparts

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Chicago and Rome line up, what else?

(Quinn Harris-USA TODAY NETWORK)

Chicago and Rome aren’t cities that are often associated— apart from their shared love of pizza of course.

But they also share a spot along the 41st latitude, which makes for an interesting map game. Namely, what global cities would you hit if you set out on a straight line from an American one?

Our findings are below.

Fairbanks, Alaska: Reykavik, Iceland

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Seattle: Zurich, Switzerland

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Portland, Oregon: Milan, Italy

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San Francisco: Athens, Greece

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San Jose: Seville, Spain

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Los Angeles: Rabat, Morocco

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San Diego: Tripoli, Libya

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Chicago: Rome, Italy

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Detroit: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Boston: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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New York City: Naples, Italy

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Houston: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Dallas: Tel Aviv, Israel

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San Antonio: Beni Suef, Egypt

(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Miami: United Arab Emirates

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Jacksonville, Florida: Cairo, Egypt

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Tampa, Florida: Las Palmas, Spain

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Phoenix: Casablanca, Morocco

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Milwaukee: Marseille, France

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Minneapolis: Belgrade, Serbia

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Omaha, Nebraska: Barcelona, Spain

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Atlanta: Beirut, Lebanon

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Charlotte: Tehran, Iran

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Philadelphia: Ankara, Turkey

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Pittsburgh: Madrid, Spain

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Cleveland: Istanbul, Turkey

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