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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Rajabasa, Indonesia

Anak Krakatau

The second generation of a mighty volcano rises from the sea.
Afar Zone 2, Ethiopia

Dallol

The hottest place on the planet.
Afar Zone 2, Ethiopia

Erta Ale

Ethiopia's "smoking mountain" is in one of the hottest regions on the planet and is home to two lava lakes.
El Madania, Algeria

Martyrs' Memorial

This massive monument towers over the city as a constant reminder of the lives lost during Algeria's hard-won war for independence.
Tipaza, Algeria

Tipasa Roman Ruins

An extraordinary mix of Phoenician, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine ruins beautifully set overlooking the Mediterranean.
Teboursouk, Tunisia

Dougga

The best preserved Roman small town in North Africa.
Nefta, Tunisia

Lars Homestead

The original movie set for the home of "Star Wars" hero Luke Skywalker.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
Abu AR Rish Qebli, Egypt

Tombs of the Nobles

A network of ancient Egyptian tombs built into the cliff face along the Nile.
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo’s Garbage City

Slum Settlement Filled With Mountains of Garbage.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

One of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
London, England

Kyoto Garden

A little slice of Japan and its aesthetics in London's Holland Park.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

The Rue Obscure

A medieval military street hidden beneath a charming French fishing village.
Nice, France

La Crypte Archéologique de Nice

The construction of a tram line unveiled hidden remnants of the old medieval city.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
London, England

Kensal Green Cemetery and Catacombs

Winding paths and ramshackle mausoleums in the oldest "park cemetery" in London.
London, England

The Cross Bones Graveyard

Medieval sex workers' cemetery.