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A selection of the most stunning travel photos from around the world, including majestic Australian landscapes and Jules Verne-inspired installations in the French city of Nantes.


In France, a steampunk park of Jules Verne’s dreams

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With its combined art installation and amusement park, Nantes has brought the bizarre world of science fiction writer Jules Verne to life, complete with 12m-tall mechanical elephant.
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Swing takes over the Emerald Isle

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Traditionally associated with folk, Ireland is falling in love with swing – and travellers can compete, take classes or just join in down at the local pub.
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On the beat with Manila's dancing policeman

For the past 10 years, this traffic cop has been entertaining the people who ride along Manila's busy roads. Can the BBC's Rajan Datar keep up?
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Taking cruises by way of cargo ship

This curious way of travel via freight ship has some people packing up their sleeping bags to experience the new ride.
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Protecting sharks off Florida’s eastern coast

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A new research program in Florida gives travellers the chance to catch sharks in an effort to save them, eventually returning them unharmed – though possibly irritated – to the ocean.
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