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Swiss roads among safest in Europe, least accidents in almost 80 years in 2016

The number of deaths in road, railway and air traffic accidents across Switzerland is the lowest in nearly 80 years and the country's roads are among the safest in Europe, the Federal Statistics Office said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:41:58

As glaciers melt, Iceland watches its history seep away

The tourists come in droves, aboard buses, bicycles and camper vans. They stand at the water's edge in awe of the icebergs floating before them - some as white as snow, others radiating a deep blue. They gasp when a chunk breaks off and topples into the chilly turquoise water.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/10 23:33:26

Aerial photos show scenery along sightseeing road in Yan'an

Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2017 shows the bird's-eye view along a sightseeing road, in Yan'an of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Aug. 8, 2017. The 828.5km-long road, from Fugu County of Yulin City to the foot of Huashan Mountain in Weinan City, covers an area of numerous scenic spots, including Hukou Waterfall, Huashan Mountain and etc..
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 13:23:14

Scenery of Aihui Town in China's Heilongjiang

Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2017 shows the historical site of Aihui Customs in Aihui Town in the Aihui District of Heihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 9, 2017. Located along the Heilongjiang River, Aihui ancient town has a long history of over 300 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 9:20:22

2 male rhinoceros iguanas exhibited in Bangkok's Dusit Zoo

A rhinoceros iguana is seen at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 10, 2017. Bangkok's Dusit Zoo on Thursday unveiled two male rhinoceros iguanas which it received from the Singapore Zoo as a gift.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 9:19:15

N China's Gu'an holds light festival to attract tourists

Tourists are silhouetted against the light that illuminates a park in Gu'an County of north China's Hebei Province Aug. 10, 2017. The county is hosting a light festival to attract tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 9:17:31

Enjoy beautiful flowers at Wuling Mountain

Located in Miyun County some 150 kilometers east of Beijing, Wuling Mountain is a national-level forest reserve. What distinguishes the reserve from other similar mountain resorts in suburban Beijing is its many creeks, waterfalls and moisture-rich air.
Source: China.org.cn | 2017/8/10 9:45:24

Egrets are seen at Qidashan Forest Park in Jiangsu

Egrets are seen at the Qidashan Forest Park in Xuyi County, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 9, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 9:18:45

Aerial view of Gula Town in S China

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2017 shows the aerial view of Gula Town in Binyang County, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 9:36:37

Vietnam's tourism among world's cheapest: media

Vietnam has been ranked among the world's most affordable destinations by news site Business Insider.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 14:34:07

Last sight of blue lagoons at national park in Brazil

Hundreds of blue lagoons dazzle in the sun at the Lencois Maranhenses National Park in the Maranhão state of northeastern Brazil. The lagoons appear in the park from January to June during the rainy season. They gradually disappear starting in September during the drought season.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/8/8 10:00:45

Sunset landscape at Yuyuantan park in Beijing

Photo taken on Aug. 7, 2017 shows sunset landscape at Yuyuantan park in Beijing, capital of China. Chinese solar term "beginning of autumn" falls on Aug. 7 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 9:53:02

"Beautiful highlands": Scenery of Saihanba in N China

Saihanba is a combination of Chinese and Mongolian meaning "beautiful highlands".
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 7:35:41

Lotus flowers amid morning mist in E China

Photo taken on Aug. 4, 2017 shows lotus flowers amid morning mist in Tangshu Township of Shucheng County, east China's Anhui Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/5 9:41:50

‘Urban explorers’ time-travel through Berlin’s lost places

With its deserted bunkers, abandoned barracks and ghostly hospital ruins, Berlin is a magnet for urban explorers who seek out abandoned places and time-travel through the German capital’s Cold War past.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 19:35:31

US-French museum to offer night on Orient Express

Visitors to a rail museum in France's Burgundy region, the brainchild of US entrepreneur Gregory Marshall, will have a chance to spend a night on the legendary Orient Express.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 19:35:31

‘Seize the moment’

High-kicking dancers are enthralling full houses again at the Moulin Rouge and art lovers are swarming the Louvre as Paris enjoys a tourism revival after plummeting numbers brought on by terror attacks.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 19:35:30

Amazing canyon scenery in NW China's Gansu

Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2017 shows the Pingshanhu Canyon in Zhangye City, northwest China's Gansu Province. The canyon is located 25 km from Ganzhou District of Zhangye City, and is a scenic spot along the ancient Silk Road.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/4 9:14:21