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  • Top Places to Visit in 2011

    Lonely Planet has come out with its guide to the best spots to visit in 2011. <a href=" http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/world/lonely-planets-best-in-travel-2011" target="external"> Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011</a> looks at the hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead.</p> We start with a fishing boat and waterfront buildings in the Adriatic Sea city of Rovinj, Croatia.
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    A young man dives from the rocks in Beirut, with Pigeon Rocks -- also known as Raouche -- in background.
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    Coastal living in Weisdale in Scotland's Shetland Islands.
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    Nothing quite says San Francisco better than a ride on one of the city's historic cable cars.
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    Japan's Osaka Castle with cherry blossoms.
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    Red chilli peppers at a market in India.
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    A woman walking along ridge of a dune at the Sossusvlei Sand Dunes near Sesriem, Namibia.
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    Children sliding down the pyramid of the former Enver Hoxha Museum in Tirana, Albania.
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    The Wellington Cable Car in New Zealand.
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    Canoes ashore at Hanalei Beach Park, and surfers in Hanalei Bay on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
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    Woman, wearing kimono and holding cell phone, in front of decorative sake barrels outside Pontocho Kaburenjo Theatre, in Kyoto, Japan.
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    A young woman at dawn on Castle Rock high above Castlepoint in Masterton, New Zealand.
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    Hanging chilli and vegetables at the market in Rovinj, Croatia.
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    A Woman in a carnivore market stall selling meats and assorted dishes in Luang Prabang, Laos.
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    The interior of glass dome atop Reichstag in Berlin where visitors can observe the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament.
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    Boatloads of vendors and shoppers at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok.
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    Women sitting in a square outside Jama Masjid in Delhi.
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    People contemplating at a Ground Zero overlook at the World Trade Center Path Station in New York.
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    Playing cricket at Oval Maidan in Mumbai.
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    Vineyards in autumn in Salinas, Calif.
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    Snorkelling boats hauled up on beach at the Gili Islands in Indonesia.
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    Women in traditional flower-carrier costume at Jidai Matsuri or the Festival of the Ages in Kyoto, Japan.
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    Balloon ride over Capadoccia, Turkey.
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    Imperial Hotel dining room in Delhi.
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    Aerial of heart-shaped reef at Hardy Reef, near the Whitsunday Islands at Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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    Communist art in the Kievskaya Metro Station in Moscow.
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    Palau de les Artes and Hemisferic at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias -- City of Arts and Sciences -- in Valencia, Spain, designed Santiago Calatrava.
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    A gondolier takes a break on a slow fall day in Venice.
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    The neon lights of Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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    Lago di Misurina at Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park in Veneto, Italy.
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    Boat Tour on river Leie in Ghent, Belgium.
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    Garuda statues guard the Royal Monastery of Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.
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    Waier Island in the Murray Island Group, Torres Strait Islands in Australia.
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    La Concepcion volcano in Rivas, Nicaragua with cloud surrounding the summit.
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    Leather coral off Gili Biaha, in Bali, Indonesia.
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    A man stands outside a building with a decorative door in the Kasbah of Tangier, Morocco.
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    Large yellow flowers on the Dead Horse Trail, and a snow covered mountain shrouded in mist, in the Paradise area of the Mount Rainer National Park in Washington state.
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    A northern Thai village speciality, yam phak kum contains galangal, lemongrass, dried chilli, Thai eggplant and pickled phak kum.
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    Spotfin Lionfish (Pterios antennata) over Acropora coral at the Great Barrier Reef, in Queensland, Australia.
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