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A lifeguard puts up flags at Main Beach Southport on Monday. Large sea swells and king tides are eroding the beaches of the Gold Coast in Australia, increasing fears of the effect the damage will have on tourism.
A hot air balloon on Monday goes down during a trip in Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey. One tourist died and 18 were injured when the balloon crashed to the ground in central Turkey after colliding mid-air with another.
Fishermen paddle a traditional boat during sunset at Waiara beach in Maumere on Flores island in East Nusa Tenggara on Monday. The Indonesian government has set the ambitious target of welcoming a total of 9 million foreign tourists in 2013 increasing to 10 million by 2014.
Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan on Wednesday. The Matsu archipelago, which was once the front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.
Tourists on a traditional boat enjoy the sunset at Kuta beach in Bali.