Tents on island, Maldives

Tents on island, Maldives

 Fish on fishing dhoni, Male, Maldives

Fish on fishing dhoni, Male, Maldives

 Schoolgirl, Male, Maldives

Schoolgirl, Male, Maldives

 Close up of Carnival participant, Grand Kadooment, Crop Over Festival, Barbados. The Crop Over Festival is a Barbadian festival celebrating the end of the local sugar cane crop harvest, hence it's name. It is the major Festival of Barbados. During Grand Kadooment Day, the climax, thousands of participants join a street carnival parade in costumes.

Close up of Carnival participant, Grand Kadooment, Crop Over Festival, Barbados. The Crop Over Festival is a Barbadian festival celebrating the end of the local sugar cane crop harvest, hence it's name. It is the major Festival of Barbados. During Grand Kadooment Day, the climax, thousands of participants join a street carnival parade in costumes.

Palm trees, Barbados
Palm trees, Barbados

Leaning palm trees, West Coast, Barbados

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 Kaleidoscope of street activity reflected in building, Beijing, China

Kaleidoscope of street activity reflected in building, Beijing, China

 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 Snow falling on trees, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Snow falling on trees, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 Kayakers, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Kayakers, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

 Sunrise at Emerald Bay, showing Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Sunrise at Emerald Bay, showing Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 Kids playing in pond, Pursat, Pursat Province, Cambodia. Pursat is one of nine provinces part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

Kids playing in pond, Pursat, Pursat Province, Cambodia. Pursat is one of nine provinces part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

 Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. 
Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

 Monk meditating, under large tree growing over temples, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Monk meditating, under large tree growing over temples, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

 Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. 
Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

 Yaksha(s) supporting a golden chedi. Grand Palace; Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok, Thailand

Yaksha(s) supporting a golden chedi. Grand Palace; Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok, Thailand

 Tuk-tuk ride at night, Bangkok, Thailand

Tuk-tuk ride at night, Bangkok, Thailand

 Airplane wing against dramatic clouds with sun's rays

Airplane wing against dramatic clouds with sun's rays

 Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 Las Vegas Strip at sunset, showing all the major hotels and casinos, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Las Vegas Strip at sunset, showing all the major hotels and casinos, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil
Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil

Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil, New York New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Ka, Cirque du Soleil
Ka, Cirque du Soleil

Ka, Cirque du Soleil, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

O, Cirque du Soleil
O, Cirque du Soleil

O, Cirque du Soleil, O Theater, Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

 Union Station, scultpure, and historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel building, Toronto, ON, Canada. Union Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada. The sculpture is called Monument to Multiculturalism.

Union Station, scultpure, and historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel building, Toronto, ON, Canada. Union Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada. The sculpture is called Monument to Multiculturalism.

Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carnival Parade, Sambadrome, Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 Woman in angel costume, Carnival Parade, Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Woman in angel costume, Carnival Parade, Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Blond woman with red streak on hair, standing out from the crowd. Graduation ceremonies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Blond woman with red streak on hair, standing out from the crowd. Graduation ceremonies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Bald eagle, Ketchikan, Alaska

Bald eagle, Ketchikan, Alaska

 Cute puppy dog in park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Shitzu - King Charles Cavalier mix breed

Cute puppy dog in park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Shitzu - King Charles Cavalier mix breed

 Azores, Portugal

Azores, Portugal

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 Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai.  It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai. It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.

 Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai.  It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai. It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango dancers at the Cafe Tortini, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango dancers, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Fishermen on the Nile at sunset, Cairo, Egypt

Fishermen on the Nile at sunset, Cairo, Egypt

 Khan al-Khalili market,   Cairo, Egypt.
Khan al-Khalili is the major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for both Egyptians and tourists.

Khan al-Khalili market, Cairo, Egypt. Khan al-Khalili is the major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for both Egyptians and tourists.

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Egypt

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Egypt

 Portrait of boatman on a felucca, Nile River, Egypt

Portrait of boatman on a felucca, Nile River, Egypt

 The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Pyramid of Khufu (known as the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Cheops), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) a few hundred metres to the south-west, and the relatively modest-size Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus) a few hundred meters further south-west, along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids, causeways and valley pyramids. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex, facing east. Current consensus among Egyptologists is that the head of the Great Sphinx is that of Khafre. Associated with these royal monuments are the tombs of high officials and much later burials and monuments (from the New Kingdom onwards), signifying the reverence to those buried in the necropolis.

Of the three, only Menkaure's Pyramid is seen today without any of its original polished limestone casing, with Khafre's Pyramid retaining a prominent display of casing stones at its apex, while Khufu's Pyramid maintains a more limited collection at its base. It is interesting to note that Khafre's Pyramid appears larger than the adjacent Khufu Pyramid by virtue of its more elevated location, and the steeper angle of inclination of its construction – it is, in fact, smaller in both height and volume. The most active phase of construction here was in the 25th century BC. The ancient remains of the Giza necropolis have attracted visitors and tourists since classical antiquity, when these Old Kingdom monuments were already over 2,000 years old. It was popularised in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only one of the ancient Wonders still in existence.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Pyramid of Khufu (known as the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Cheops), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) a few hundred metres to the south-west, and the relatively modest-size Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus) a few hundred meters further south-west, along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids, causeways and valley pyramids. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex, facing east. Current consensus among Egyptologists is that the head of the Great Sphinx is that of Khafre. Associated with these royal monuments are the tombs of high officials and much later burials and monuments (from the New Kingdom onwards), signifying the reverence to those buried in the necropolis. Of the three, only Menkaure's Pyramid is seen today without any of its original polished limestone casing, with Khafre's Pyramid retaining a prominent display of casing stones at its apex, while Khufu's Pyramid maintains a more limited collection at its base. It is interesting to note that Khafre's Pyramid appears larger than the adjacent Khufu Pyramid by virtue of its more elevated location, and the steeper angle of inclination of its construction – it is, in fact, smaller in both height and volume. The most active phase of construction here was in the 25th century BC. The ancient remains of the Giza necropolis have attracted visitors and tourists since classical antiquity, when these Old Kingdom monuments were already over 2,000 years old. It was popularised in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only one of the ancient Wonders still in existence.

 Trajan's Kiosk, also known as Pharoah's Bed, Temple of Philae, Agilkia Island, near Philae, Egypt. 
Trajan's Kiosk, a hypaethral temple, is one of the largest Ancient Egyptian monuments standing today at the island of Agilkia, which was constructed by the Roman Emperor, Trajan. 
It was originally built at the island of Philae (near the lower Aswan Dam) but transported to Agilika in the 1960s by UNESCO  to save it from being enveloped by the rising waters of the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.[2]  This 15-x-20 metre kiosk is 15.85 metres high; its function was likely "to shelter the bark of Isis at the eastern banks" of Philae island.[3]  Its four by five columns each carry "different, lavishly structured composite capitals that are topped by 2.10-metre-high piers"

Trajan's Kiosk, also known as Pharoah's Bed, Temple of Philae, Agilkia Island, near Philae, Egypt. Trajan's Kiosk, a hypaethral temple, is one of the largest Ancient Egyptian monuments standing today at the island of Agilkia, which was constructed by the Roman Emperor, Trajan. It was originally built at the island of Philae (near the lower Aswan Dam) but transported to Agilika in the 1960s by UNESCO to save it from being enveloped by the rising waters of the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.[2] This 15-x-20 metre kiosk is 15.85 metres high; its function was likely "to shelter the bark of Isis at the eastern banks" of Philae island.[3] Its four by five columns each carry "different, lavishly structured composite capitals that are topped by 2.10-metre-high piers"

 Feluccas, Nile River, near Aswan, Egypt

Feluccas, Nile River, near Aswan, Egypt

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Egypt

 Egypt

Egypt

 Egypt

Egypt

 Egypt

Egypt

 Egypt

Egypt

 Egypt

Egypt

 Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt

 Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt

 Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt

Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt

 Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt

Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt

 Christ the Redeemer statue, (Cristo Redentor), at sunset, with misty clouds, atop Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This statue is one of the most well-known symbols of Rio.

Christ the Redeemer statue, (Cristo Redentor), at sunset, with misty clouds, atop Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This statue is one of the most well-known symbols of Rio.

 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Colorful beach towels on the sand, Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."

Colorful beach towels on the sand, Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."

 Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."

Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."

 Favela Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
Rocinha is the largest and most well known favela in Brazil. It's located within the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Built on a steep hillside overlooking the city, it's only a kilometer from the beach.
While still a favela, Rocinha has developed from a shanty town into an urbanised slum. Most houses are made from concrete and brick. Some buildings are four stories high and almost all houses have basic sanitation, plumbing, and electricity. Rocinha has a developed infrastructure and hundreds of businesses, including banks and drugstores, and has bus lines, cable television, and telephone service.

Favela Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rocinha is the largest and most well known favela in Brazil. It's located within the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Built on a steep hillside overlooking the city, it's only a kilometer from the beach. While still a favela, Rocinha has developed from a shanty town into an urbanised slum. Most houses are made from concrete and brick. Some buildings are four stories high and almost all houses have basic sanitation, plumbing, and electricity. Rocinha has a developed infrastructure and hundreds of businesses, including banks and drugstores, and has bus lines, cable television, and telephone service.

 Hang gliders taking off from the Pedra Bonita Ramp and flying over the Tijuca Forest, Gavea Golf Course, and Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hang gliders taking off from the Pedra Bonita Ramp and flying over the Tijuca Forest, Gavea Golf Course, and Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Near Ipanema Beach, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Near Ipanema Beach, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers at dusk/night, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The towers are a symbol of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world for many years.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skyline at dusk/night, showing Petronas Towers and the KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia

Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia

 Woman with her pet cats, Buli Sim Sim water village, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Sandakan is the second largest city in Sabah (after KK) and is a gateway to many ecotourism destinations.

Woman with her pet cats, Buli Sim Sim water village, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Sandakan is the second largest city in Sabah (after KK) and is a gateway to many ecotourism destinations.

 Long-tailed macaque, with baby, Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia

Long-tailed macaque, with baby, Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia

 Lone tree growing in the middle of the sea, Krabi, Krabi Province, Thailand

Lone tree growing in the middle of the sea, Krabi, Krabi Province, Thailand

 Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

 Large sandcastle on white sand beach, White Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Boracay is the most famous beach in the Philippines, ranked as one of the best in the world.

Large sandcastle on white sand beach, White Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Boracay is the most famous beach in the Philippines, ranked as one of the best in the world.

 Shave ice vendors, White Beach Path, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Ranked as one of the best white sand beaches in the world, Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines.

Shave ice vendors, White Beach Path, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Ranked as one of the best white sand beaches in the world, Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines.

 Kiteboarding, Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines.  Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines, and Bulabog Beach is the kitesurfing and windsurfing capital of Asia.

Kiteboarding, Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines, and Bulabog Beach is the kitesurfing and windsurfing capital of Asia.

 Aerial view of Fuente Osmena Circle and dusk/night, , Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Osmena circle is the center of Cebu City and is the landmark symbol of the city. Cebu City is the Capital of Cebu, and is the second largest city in the country after Manila.

Aerial view of Fuente Osmena Circle and dusk/night, , Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Osmena circle is the center of Cebu City and is the landmark symbol of the city. Cebu City is the Capital of Cebu, and is the second largest city in the country after Manila.

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 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

 Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.

Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.

 Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.

Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.

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 Mottled light on colorful facade, Discovery Green Park, Houston, Texas, USA.  The park is the only eco-park in Houston. Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA.

Mottled light on colorful facade, Discovery Green Park, Houston, Texas, USA. The park is the only eco-park in Houston. Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA.

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 People dining at outdoor terrace at the San Antonio Riverwalk at sunset/dusk/evening/night, San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The River Walk is the most popular tourist atrraction in the city.

People dining at outdoor terrace at the San Antonio Riverwalk at sunset/dusk/evening/night, San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The River Walk is the most popular tourist atrraction in the city.

 Tents on island, Maldives
 Fish on fishing dhoni, Male, Maldives
 Schoolgirl, Male, Maldives
 Close up of Carnival participant, Grand Kadooment, Crop Over Festival, Barbados. The Crop Over Festival is a Barbadian festival celebrating the end of the local sugar cane crop harvest, hence it's name. It is the major Festival of Barbados. During Grand Kadooment Day, the climax, thousands of participants join a street carnival parade in costumes.
Palm trees, Barbados
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 Kaleidoscope of street activity reflected in building, Beijing, China
 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 Snow falling on trees, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
 Kayakers, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
 Sunrise at Emerald Bay, showing Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 Kids playing in pond, Pursat, Pursat Province, Cambodia. Pursat is one of nine provinces part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.
 Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. 
Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.
 Monk meditating, under large tree growing over temples, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
 Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. 
Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.
 Yaksha(s) supporting a golden chedi. Grand Palace; Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok, Thailand
 Tuk-tuk ride at night, Bangkok, Thailand
 Airplane wing against dramatic clouds with sun's rays
 Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
 Las Vegas Strip at sunset, showing all the major hotels and casinos, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil
Ka, Cirque du Soleil
O, Cirque du Soleil
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
 Union Station, scultpure, and historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel building, Toronto, ON, Canada. Union Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada. The sculpture is called Monument to Multiculturalism.
Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Woman in angel costume, Carnival Parade, Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Blond woman with red streak on hair, standing out from the crowd. Graduation ceremonies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
 Bald eagle, Ketchikan, Alaska
 Cute puppy dog in park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Shitzu - King Charles Cavalier mix breed
 Azores, Portugal
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 Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai.  It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.
 Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai.  It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Fishermen on the Nile at sunset, Cairo, Egypt
 Khan al-Khalili market,   Cairo, Egypt.
Khan al-Khalili is the major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for both Egyptians and tourists.
 Egypt
 Egypt
 Portrait of boatman on a felucca, Nile River, Egypt
 The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Pyramid of Khufu (known as the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Cheops), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) a few hundred metres to the south-west, and the relatively modest-size Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus) a few hundred meters further south-west, along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids, causeways and valley pyramids. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex, facing east. Current consensus among Egyptologists is that the head of the Great Sphinx is that of Khafre. Associated with these royal monuments are the tombs of high officials and much later burials and monuments (from the New Kingdom onwards), signifying the reverence to those buried in the necropolis.

Of the three, only Menkaure's Pyramid is seen today without any of its original polished limestone casing, with Khafre's Pyramid retaining a prominent display of casing stones at its apex, while Khufu's Pyramid maintains a more limited collection at its base. It is interesting to note that Khafre's Pyramid appears larger than the adjacent Khufu Pyramid by virtue of its more elevated location, and the steeper angle of inclination of its construction – it is, in fact, smaller in both height and volume. The most active phase of construction here was in the 25th century BC. The ancient remains of the Giza necropolis have attracted visitors and tourists since classical antiquity, when these Old Kingdom monuments were already over 2,000 years old. It was popularised in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only one of the ancient Wonders still in existence.
 Trajan's Kiosk, also known as Pharoah's Bed, Temple of Philae, Agilkia Island, near Philae, Egypt. 
Trajan's Kiosk, a hypaethral temple, is one of the largest Ancient Egyptian monuments standing today at the island of Agilkia, which was constructed by the Roman Emperor, Trajan. 
It was originally built at the island of Philae (near the lower Aswan Dam) but transported to Agilika in the 1960s by UNESCO  to save it from being enveloped by the rising waters of the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.[2]  This 15-x-20 metre kiosk is 15.85 metres high; its function was likely "to shelter the bark of Isis at the eastern banks" of Philae island.[3]  Its four by five columns each carry "different, lavishly structured composite capitals that are topped by 2.10-metre-high piers"
 Feluccas, Nile River, near Aswan, Egypt
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 Egypt
 Egypt
 Egypt
 Egypt
 Egypt
 Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt
 Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt
 Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt
 Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt
 Christ the Redeemer statue, (Cristo Redentor), at sunset, with misty clouds, atop Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This statue is one of the most well-known symbols of Rio.
 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Colorful beach towels on the sand, Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."
 Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."
 Favela Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
Rocinha is the largest and most well known favela in Brazil. It's located within the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Built on a steep hillside overlooking the city, it's only a kilometer from the beach.
While still a favela, Rocinha has developed from a shanty town into an urbanised slum. Most houses are made from concrete and brick. Some buildings are four stories high and almost all houses have basic sanitation, plumbing, and electricity. Rocinha has a developed infrastructure and hundreds of businesses, including banks and drugstores, and has bus lines, cable television, and telephone service.
 Hang gliders taking off from the Pedra Bonita Ramp and flying over the Tijuca Forest, Gavea Golf Course, and Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Near Ipanema Beach, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia
 Woman with her pet cats, Buli Sim Sim water village, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Sandakan is the second largest city in Sabah (after KK) and is a gateway to many ecotourism destinations.
 Long-tailed macaque, with baby, Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia
 Lone tree growing in the middle of the sea, Krabi, Krabi Province, Thailand
 Manila, Philippines
 Large sandcastle on white sand beach, White Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Boracay is the most famous beach in the Philippines, ranked as one of the best in the world.
 Shave ice vendors, White Beach Path, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Ranked as one of the best white sand beaches in the world, Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines.
 Kiteboarding, Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines.  Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines, and Bulabog Beach is the kitesurfing and windsurfing capital of Asia.
 Aerial view of Fuente Osmena Circle and dusk/night, , Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Osmena circle is the center of Cebu City and is the landmark symbol of the city. Cebu City is the Capital of Cebu, and is the second largest city in the country after Manila.
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 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
 Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.
 Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.
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 Mottled light on colorful facade, Discovery Green Park, Houston, Texas, USA.  The park is the only eco-park in Houston. Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA.
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 People dining at outdoor terrace at the San Antonio Riverwalk at sunset/dusk/evening/night, San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The River Walk is the most popular tourist atrraction in the city.

Tents on island, Maldives

Fish on fishing dhoni, Male, Maldives

Schoolgirl, Male, Maldives

Close up of Carnival participant, Grand Kadooment, Crop Over Festival, Barbados. The Crop Over Festival is a Barbadian festival celebrating the end of the local sugar cane crop harvest, hence it's name. It is the major Festival of Barbados. During Grand Kadooment Day, the climax, thousands of participants join a street carnival parade in costumes.

Palm trees, Barbados

Leaning palm trees, West Coast, Barbados

Kaleidoscope of street activity reflected in building, Beijing, China

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Snow falling on trees, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Kayakers, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Sunrise at Emerald Bay, showing Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kids playing in pond, Pursat, Pursat Province, Cambodia. Pursat is one of nine provinces part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

Monk meditating, under large tree growing over temples, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia. Angkor Wat,a World Heritage Site, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.

Yaksha(s) supporting a golden chedi. Grand Palace; Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Bangkok, Thailand

Tuk-tuk ride at night, Bangkok, Thailand

Airplane wing against dramatic clouds with sun's rays

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas Strip at sunset, showing all the major hotels and casinos, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil

Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil, New York New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Ka, Cirque du Soleil

Ka, Cirque du Soleil, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

O, Cirque du Soleil

O, Cirque du Soleil, O Theater, Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Union Station, scultpure, and historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel building, Toronto, ON, Canada. Union Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada. The sculpture is called Monument to Multiculturalism.

Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carnival Parade, Sambadrome, Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Woman in angel costume, Carnival Parade, Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Blond woman with red streak on hair, standing out from the crowd. Graduation ceremonies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bald eagle, Ketchikan, Alaska

Cute puppy dog in park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Shitzu - King Charles Cavalier mix breed

Azores, Portugal

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai. It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called moai. It is a UN World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango dancers at the Cafe Tortini, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango dancers, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fishermen on the Nile at sunset, Cairo, Egypt

Khan al-Khalili market, Cairo, Egypt. Khan al-Khalili is the major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for both Egyptians and tourists.

Egypt

Egypt

Portrait of boatman on a felucca, Nile River, Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Pyramid of Khufu (known as the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Cheops), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) a few hundred metres to the south-west, and the relatively modest-size Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus) a few hundred meters further south-west, along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids, causeways and valley pyramids. The Great Sphinx lies on the east side of the complex, facing east. Current consensus among Egyptologists is that the head of the Great Sphinx is that of Khafre. Associated with these royal monuments are the tombs of high officials and much later burials and monuments (from the New Kingdom onwards), signifying the reverence to those buried in the necropolis. Of the three, only Menkaure's Pyramid is seen today without any of its original polished limestone casing, with Khafre's Pyramid retaining a prominent display of casing stones at its apex, while Khufu's Pyramid maintains a more limited collection at its base. It is interesting to note that Khafre's Pyramid appears larger than the adjacent Khufu Pyramid by virtue of its more elevated location, and the steeper angle of inclination of its construction – it is, in fact, smaller in both height and volume. The most active phase of construction here was in the 25th century BC. The ancient remains of the Giza necropolis have attracted visitors and tourists since classical antiquity, when these Old Kingdom monuments were already over 2,000 years old. It was popularised in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only one of the ancient Wonders still in existence.

Trajan's Kiosk, also known as Pharoah's Bed, Temple of Philae, Agilkia Island, near Philae, Egypt. Trajan's Kiosk, a hypaethral temple, is one of the largest Ancient Egyptian monuments standing today at the island of Agilkia, which was constructed by the Roman Emperor, Trajan. It was originally built at the island of Philae (near the lower Aswan Dam) but transported to Agilika in the 1960s by UNESCO to save it from being enveloped by the rising waters of the Nile due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.[2] This 15-x-20 metre kiosk is 15.85 metres high; its function was likely "to shelter the bark of Isis at the eastern banks" of Philae island.[3] Its four by five columns each carry "different, lavishly structured composite capitals that are topped by 2.10-metre-high piers"

Feluccas, Nile River, near Aswan, Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt

Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt

Birqash Camel Market, Birqash, Egypt

Christ the Redeemer statue, (Cristo Redentor), at sunset, with misty clouds, atop Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This statue is one of the most well-known symbols of Rio.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Colorful beach towels on the sand, Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."

Ipanema Beach, Ipenema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beach is one of the most famous in Rio, and was immortalized with the Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema."

Favela Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rocinha is the largest and most well known favela in Brazil. It's located within the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Built on a steep hillside overlooking the city, it's only a kilometer from the beach. While still a favela, Rocinha has developed from a shanty town into an urbanised slum. Most houses are made from concrete and brick. Some buildings are four stories high and almost all houses have basic sanitation, plumbing, and electricity. Rocinha has a developed infrastructure and hundreds of businesses, including banks and drugstores, and has bus lines, cable television, and telephone service.

Hang gliders taking off from the Pedra Bonita Ramp and flying over the Tijuca Forest, Gavea Golf Course, and Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Near Ipanema Beach, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers at dusk/night, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The towers are a symbol of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world for many years.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skyline at dusk/night, showing Petronas Towers and the KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia

Woman with her pet cats, Buli Sim Sim water village, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Sandakan is the second largest city in Sabah (after KK) and is a gateway to many ecotourism destinations.

Long-tailed macaque, with baby, Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia

Lone tree growing in the middle of the sea, Krabi, Krabi Province, Thailand

Manila, Philippines

Large sandcastle on white sand beach, White Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Boracay is the most famous beach in the Philippines, ranked as one of the best in the world.

Shave ice vendors, White Beach Path, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Ranked as one of the best white sand beaches in the world, Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines.

Kiteboarding, Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines, and Bulabog Beach is the kitesurfing and windsurfing capital of Asia.

Aerial view of Fuente Osmena Circle and dusk/night, , Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Osmena circle is the center of Cebu City and is the landmark symbol of the city. Cebu City is the Capital of Cebu, and is the second largest city in the country after Manila.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. It is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Trinidad is one of the most visited towns in Cuba and is consdiered a living museum. The colonial town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.

Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara, Cuba. It is an island located north of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, and is one of the top resort destinations of the country.

Mottled light on colorful facade, Discovery Green Park, Houston, Texas, USA. The park is the only eco-park in Houston. Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA.

People dining at outdoor terrace at the San Antonio Riverwalk at sunset/dusk/evening/night, San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The River Walk is the most popular tourist atrraction in the city.

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