Many of the mummified corpses in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini remain fully clothed centuries after death.

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A view of the Placa, the main street of the Croat city of Dubrovnik. Also visible is the Franciscan Monastery

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Skydiving over Interlaken, Switzerland.

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Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Photo courtesy DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.

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A gate leads to Washington Mews.

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Jacob Black's House in Forks, Washington. Courtesy HomeAway.com

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Lava entering the Pacific Ocean, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Courtesy Tom Pfeiffer/www.volcanodiscovery.com

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One ideal alternative hike to the classic Inca Trail is the <strong>Mountain Lodges of Peru</strong> or MLPtrek (tel. <strong>011/511-421-7777</strong>; <strong><a href="http://www.mountainlodgesofperu.com" target="_blank">www.mountainlodgesofperu.com</a></strong>), which gives hikers a feel for the Inca Trail without being quite so rough. This new hike follows a string of ancient Inca roads and mule trails for about 40-miles eastward to Machu Picchu (versus the western-bound route of the classic trail), and hikers following this route stay in four comfortable Mountain Lodges along the way. You can book directly with Mountain Lodges of Peru; a number of leading adventure travel operators also offer the trip, throwing in private tours and airfare for a bit more money. <strong>Backroads</strong> (tel. <strong>800/GO-ACTIVE</strong>; <strong><a href="http://www.backroads.com" target="_blank">www.backroads.com</a></strong>) is one highly recommended MLP operator. It's known for both its personal service and its dedication to small group sizes; this photo shows half of an average group setting off on a hike.

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Street vendors in the Palermo Soho area of Buenos Aires.

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Strings of lebkuchen (gingerbread necklaces) make perfect souvenirs.

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Wine bottles stacked at the Cascina Monsignore Farm

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Las Vegas New Year's Eve

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The Forum, Rome- Italy

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Early morning at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

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A detail of the statue of Queen Boadicea near Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) in London.

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Sunset at the Italian Gardens in Hyde Park.

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The Seine, Quai D'Orleans, Ile Saint Louis.

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A woman rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park located outside Eugene, Oregon

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People sitting around a water feature in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village.

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A close-up at the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall in Munich.

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