The CIA challenged Twitter to a spot the difference challenge - how well can you do?

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On 13 October, the official Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Twitter account tweeted, “#TuesdayTrivia Can you “spy” the differences? Let us know how many you can find.”

The side by side pictures attached showed a scene of a city street, with tall buildings, cars, construction workers and people walking.

Eagle-eyed followers scoured the picture, but many appeared to miss out a few of the differences.

What were the differences?

The next day, the CIA tweeted the answer to the puzzle.

Did you managed to find all the differences? (Photo: CIA)

There are 11 differences between the two pictures. From left to right:

  • The cargo container
  • The person next to the car
  • The construction sign
  • The plane in the sky
  • The car in the middle of the road
  • The car turning into the street
  • The colour of the awning on the building
  • The person on the balcony
  • The length of the bench
  • The wooden pallets
  • The tire

Even after the answers were revealed, some followers were determined to claim that there were actually more than 11 differences, despite what the CIA said.

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These are the components to applying for a job at the CIA.

First you need to make your account. After you’ve made your account, you’ll have three days to complete and submit your application. At the end of the three days, whether your application is finished or not, your account will be disabled.

Next, search through all the jobs that the CIA is recruiting for. You can see them on the Career Opportunities page here.

Once you’ve selected the career you’d like to apply for, you can begin the application package.

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