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A hot air balloon hovers over the temples of Bagan in Myanmar, on Tuesday. Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the city, in Mandalay province, was the kingdom’s capital and one of the most important centres for learning in Asia.
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People cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues, as the sun rises in Prague, Czech Republic, on Thursday
South Korean tourist police officers queue for their inauguration ceremony near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace and also one of South Korea’s well known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea unveiled its new tourist police force to protect foreign tourists during their stay in Seoul. Read more
A walker passes wicker beach chairs in Cuxhaven-Doese, Germany, which have been removed for transportation to their winter quarters
Bedouin women sit in their tent during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen‘s stability Read more
Bedouins perform a traditional fighting dance during the Sanaa summer festival in Sanaa on Tuesday. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen’s stability
A Bedouin man takes a leap of faith and jumps over three camels delighting visitors to the summer festival in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday. Read more
Tourists check their maps in the Place des Vosges square, in Paris
A member of the public has her picture taken with a street performer during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues.
A tourist wearing an umbrella hat drinks a bottle of water at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The National Meteorological Center forecast that temperature in most regions of China is likely to be one to two degrees centigrade higher than normal in July