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In pictures: World Travel Market 2014

Every year in October, global travel industry representatives converge on London for the World Travel Market. Tourism authorities and travel firms go to great lengths to advertise themselves and show off their attractions.

This year marks the 35th time the event has been held. Here are some highlights.

Image caption Dubai put the focus on its upcoming Food Festival with this model of its skyline, including sweetcorn, chocolate, waffles and cheese
Image caption Some unlikely alliances were forged as Taiwan's bear mascot posed for pictures with the Falkland Islands penguin
Image caption But the Falklanders saw their stand overshadowed by that of the country that claims their territory as the Malvinas
Image caption The Czechs were keen to showcase the attractions of the city of Pilsen, which is joint European Capital of Culture for 2015
Image caption The other European city chosen for 2015 is Mons in Belgium. Its attractions will include an exhibition based on the legend of St George and the Dragon
Image caption With exhibitors from all over the world, some found it useful to be reminded of the time back home
Image caption The centenary of World War One has prompted many to visit and explore the areas where the fiercest battles took place

Photographs taken by Robert Plummer.