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Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques

Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques

Self-taught Iranian photographer gains rare access to shoot religious buildings as they've never been seen
Beyond Dubai: 6 exotic escapes

Beyond Dubai: 6 exotic escapes

Retreats suitable for Bond villains, classic oases and ... fjords? These are the best short trips in the UAE
House of Dancing Water: Secrets behind the world's biggest water show

House of Dancing Water: Secrets behind the world's biggest water show

Macau's $250 million "House of Dancing Water" is famous for magical special effects. But the underwater action you don't see is even more astounding
Blazing barrels: The UK's spectacular festivals of fire

Blazing barrels: The UK's spectacular festivals of fire

They've been doing it for centuries, but that doesn't make carrying barrels of fire through English towns any less crazy to watch
'No weird buildings': The end for Chinese architectural ambitions?

'No weird buildings': The end for Chinese architectural ambitions?

President's call for fewer ostentatious structures could quash China's recent enthusiasm for incredible-looking buildings
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
Around Amsterdam in 7 strange museums

Around Amsterdam in 7 strange museums

Shrine to a dead cat and a homage to fromage among Dutch capital's eccentric exhibitions
 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
12 Sri Lankan foods every visitor should try

12 Sri Lankan foods every visitor should try

On the island of rice, curry, tropical fruit and fresh seafood, eating is an honor to the taste buds
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
The UAE's most outrageous hotel suites

The UAE's most outrageous hotel suites

Lap pool in your bedroom, view of ski slopes and sharks … it’s all in a night’s stay in the UAE
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Destination Berlin

The tiny town of Goerlitz has become a star in movies like Wes Anderson's latest production, while Potsdam and Leipzig ooze charm and history