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Photo gallery: Life on the longest river
To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey.  The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of The Country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.

Photo story: the landscapes of Cape Verde

Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture.
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In pictures: Cape Verde
Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture. 
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In pictures: Eating with a Kayasth family in Delhi
India’s Kayasth people sit outside the caste system, their culture and cuisine crossing religious and class divides. In Delhi, the Chandra family throws plenty of its own andaz — personal style — into the mix.
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In pictures: Mexico City
Mexico's capital thrives at the corner of grandeur and squalor. Above seven centuries of civilisation, street-level markets and dives provide life's best little pleasures, for those prepared to embrace them.
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In pictures: wild corners of Costa Rica
Macaws squawk and monkeys chatter on a hike through the Osa Peninsula — a wild corner of the country where a longstanding tradition of gold panning still shimmers in the rich and verdant landscape.

Photo story: Costa Rica

Macaws squawk and monkeys chatter on a hike through the Osa Peninsula — a wild corner of the country where a longstanding tradition of gold panning still shimmers in the rich and verdant landscape.
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Photo gallery: Zagora, the Dalmatian hinterland
Croatia’s coastline sparkles in summer, but the Dalmatian hinterland, Zagora, offers something subtler. Here you can lose yourself amid a landscape of waterfalls and wilderness.

In Pictures: Life along the Mekong in Thailand

Ostensibly the border between Thailand and Laos, the Mekong River serves more as a thread connecting the two cultures, making it a complex and fascinating prospect for visitors, far from the busy streets of Bangkok
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Photo gallery: Thailand
Ostensibly the border between Thailand and Laos, the Mekong river serves more as a thread connecting the two cultures, making it a complex and fascinating prospect for visitors, far from the busy streets of Bangkok
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Photo gallery: City life in Beijing
From factories turned into galleries to a burgeoning crop of sci-fi skyscrapers, the Chinese capital is shrugging off its dynastic past and revealing a cool side