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Perfect pictures: 9 of the world’s best photography vacations

Perfect pictures: 9 of the world’s best photography vacations

With Pulitzer-winning instructors and $100,000 lenses, these photo tours get you shooting like the pros
Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bet

Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bet

The Chinese city holds all the aces for serious gamblers and is now roughly seven times bigger than Vegas
 Ai Weiwei opens installation on Alcatraz island

Ai Weiwei opens installation on Alcatraz island

The Chinese artist and activist explores themes of imprisonment in his new installation at the former San Francisco prison
Do you need a bulletproof vest to go to eastern Ukraine?

Do you need a bulletproof vest to go to eastern Ukraine?

A Kiev-based iReporter nervous about going to eastern Ukraine explains why her group traveled with a car full of body armor
Gallery: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award

Gallery: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award

A selection of winning images and finalists from the annual competition, which received more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries
Smog chokes Beijing marathon

Smog chokes Beijing marathon

Pollution forces runners in Sunday's Beijing International Marathon to don face masks
On the Roofs climbers scale new heights

On the Roofs climbers scale new heights

A collective of photographers from Moscow shoot thrilling, often beautiful stills and video from the rooftops of the world's tallest buildings
World's best airport bike paths

World's best airport bike paths

Some allow travelers to pedal right up to their plane, others skirt airport perimeters, giving cyclists a closeup view of the behemoths of the sky
Ebola fears hit Africa's safari industry hard

Ebola fears hit Africa's safari industry hard

Survey of 500 safari operators finds more than half report a 20- to 70-percent decline in bookings since Ebola outbreak
Coming soon: Best theme parks of the future

Coming soon: Best theme parks of the future

With so many awesome new attractions on the way, the next few years are going to be a roller coaster ride
South Africa's extraordinary desert of flowers

South Africa's extraordinary desert of flowers

Once a year, vast stretches of outback suddenly transform into vibrantly colored fields full of exotic flora
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city