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updated 5/31/2011 11:47:38 PM ET 2011-06-01T03:47:38

Times Square and Rockefeller Center often top the must-see list for New York City-bound tourists, but the Lourve-inspired Apple store on Fifth Avenue is surprisingly the number one most photographed attraction in Manhattan.

Researcher Eric Fischer mapped and analyzed millions of photos on flickr that were taken throughout the city and looked at their geo-tagged information -- such as time and date they were shot --to determine patterns of interest.

Although the sleek glass exterior of the Fifth Avenue Apple store gets the most pictures, Rockefeller Center (no. 2), Columbus Circle (no. 3) and Times Square (no. 4) were also on the list.

Fischer also looked at popular Apple stores in various other cities, such as Chicago, but the retailer didn't rank as high up on the photo attraction list as its New Yor k flagship location.

Reach TechNewsDaily senior writer Samantha Murphy at smurphy@techmedianetwork.com. Follow her on Twitter @SamMurphy_TMN

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