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Thailand's booming animal attractions

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Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.

South Korean tourist police officers queue up for their inauguration ceremony near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace and also one of South Korea's well known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. South Korea unveiled its new tourist police force to protect foreign tourists during their stay in Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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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 tourist walks past the Pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris

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A tourist walks past the Louvre Pyramid in Paris

A tourist wearing an umbrella drinks a bottle of water at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The National Meteorological Center forecasted that the temperature in most regions of China is likely to be one to two degrees centigrade higher than normal in July.

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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

A worker sweeps in front of Taj Mahal in Agra, India, early Monday morning, June 3, 2013. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO Heritage site, was built in 1631 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)

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Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago...Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8, 2013. The Matsu archipelago, which was once front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.

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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. Read more