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New York City’s most morbid museum

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See wax models of diseased body parts, intricately woven memorials made of human hair and more at Brooklyn’s newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum.
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In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

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Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.



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Living in: The world’s most visited cities

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What is it like to live in a place known for its sights… and crowds? Residents of 2014’s most visited cities spill how they find solitude – and why they love living there anyway.
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The newest spot to swim with whales

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For the first time in Australia, a new whale-swimming experience offers the chance to swim with the southern humpback whales that migrate north from Antarctica each winter.
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Our favourite images of the week

Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring photos, from the stunning scenery of China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge to a volcano in the Atlantic Ocean.


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The world’s must-visit islands

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With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.
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