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True survivors at the British Museum

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The exhibit Crossroads of the Ancient World uses pieces from Afghanistan, Egypt and India to explore Afghanistan’s history as a centre of trade.
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Carnaval in Brazil: Rio and beyond

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One of the world’s largest parties, Carnaval is celebrated in practically every town and city in Brazil.
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Chernobyl: Unlikely tourist spot

Explosions on April 26, 1986 at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear reactor are the worst nuclear accident in history. Strangely, though, it has now become a tourist attraction.


Budget and blowout guide to Copenhagen

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The food world is looking to the Danish capital for inspiration.
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The new wave of Parisian literature

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Forget Sartre’s café or Hemingway’s bar – fresh literary haunts are springing up all over the French capital.
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Relighting Harbin’s history

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In a city rapidly becoming Asia’s winter sports capital, the 2011 Ice Festival harks back to the pre-communist era.
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