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Walking the ocean floor in Borneo

With 22 million licensed divers in the world, the underwater tourism industry is big business. But you don’t have to be a diver – or even a swimmer – to get up close to marine life.
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Our favourite images of the week

From the majestic trails of a Swiss railway to a surreal volcanic wasteland in Indonesia, we bring you some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.



On this Turkish trail, kindness is the compass

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Walking an ancient 330km route alone seems solitary. Except for friendships struck with farmers – and for the ghosts of Ottoman sultans and Roman soldiers who trod the trail before.
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Street art selfies in Paris

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In an amazing juxtaposition of old and new, French street artist JR has taken over Le Pantheon, covering its ceiling, floor and cupola in a sea of black-and-white portraits.
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Switzerland’s valley of butterflies

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The rugged, ancient landscape of Canton Valais is home to a variety of exquisite, endangered butterflies that draws lepidopterists from around the world.
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Swim between two tectonic plates

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Iceland’s Silfra fissure is one of the only places where you can dive between two continents. In some cases the space is so narrow, you can touch North America and Europe at once.
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The stories – and secrets – of Fez

Go behind the walls of the world’s oldest market


The volcano miners

Lives at risk in a beautiful acidic wasteland


Where colonial meets controversial

In San Juan, murals replace museums


Croatia's most beloved festival

Each June, music and dance takes over the town


Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

A mountainous region opens to foreigners


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Images that changed our perspective

Go ahead, see the world a little differently


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