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Shot of the Week

Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu hostelThe view from an open-air hostel in Aguas Calientes, Peru, overlooked an apartment complex and a steep incline up the nearby mountain.

Click to read more on the train to Aguas Calientes from Cusco, or learn about the climb up Machu Picchu.

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Mardi Gras 2011 Thoth parade route

Beads thrown from the floats get caught in trees off the parade routes. You can still find them dangling there all year long.

Thanks for reading all our Mardi Gras 2011 coverage this week! Let us know if you’re going next year…

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Houses of typical architecture in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Typical architecture in the French Quarter in New Orleans. During Mardi Gras, residents hang out on the porches to throw and catch beads from above.

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I couldn’t resist.

camel salta argentinacamel salta argentina

This camel hails from El Cayafate, a region just outside Salta, in Argentina.

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The Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris features an underground tunnel built by soldiers in 1807 to evacuate the city government, protecting them from invasion during the Franco-Prussian War. The French Renaissance-style building now houses the city’s first openly gay mayor, Bertrand Delanoë. Click to take a digital tour of the Hôtel de Ville.

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Junks in Halong Bay, Vietnam, by Olivia for TKGO

This shot comes by way of my sister, who returned just days ago from a two-week trip through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. One of the most stunning vistas, she said, came from this viewpoint over Halong Bay, Vietnam, about two hours from Hanoi. Junks haul tourists on two-day cruises through the towering islands, where monkeys swing on branches hundreds of feet overhead and rivers have carved caves perfect for kayaking excursions.

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Deadmau5 Congress Theater ChicagoThe green of electronic musician Deadmau5‘s mouse ears are the centerpiece of the neon stage at the October 22, 2010 show at the Congress Theater in Chicago.

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