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People in the area are being evacuated, said a police spokesperson, though it is unclear how many evacuees there are or how big the fire is. The blaze started near the main hall of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to the fire department in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reported. Shuri
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(CNN) — Despite being little more than a century old, aviation has inspired some pretty impressive museums. From the Wright Brothers to supersonic travel, there are no shortage of opportunities for aviation enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the epic wonder of flight and its fascinating history. Yet only a relatively small part of these museums
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Tokyo (CNN) — Authorities in Japan are searching for a man who appeared to fall in the middle of a live-streamed ascent of Mount Fuji on Monday. Aiko Kishibata, a press officer with Shizuoka prefectural police, told CNN that authorities were alerted to the incident after receiving calls from people watching the live stream of
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The artwork in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is “considerably safer not being moved,” said museum spokeswoman Lisa Lapin, as thousands evacuated or lost power Monday because of wildfires raging in Southern California. That’s because the stone, concrete and steel building has state-of-the-art technology to protect itself. “The safest place for the
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(CNN) — The nights are drawing in and temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere. And in Finnish Lapland, that means one thing: tourists are on the way, and they want husky rides. That’s becoming a problem. In 2016, the top tourist activity in Finnish Lapland was snowmobiling. Three years on, it’s husky sledding. Around
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(CNN) — Kyoto’s historic Gion neighborhood is cracking down on photography in response to ongoing issues with bad tourist behavior. As Japan’s tourism has grown exponentially, Kyoto has struggled to maintain its local way of life. Thousands of foreign tourists fill the city’s streets daily, many staying in local hotels while others visit as part
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(CNN) — Diwali is the holiday of every Instagrammer’s dreams. The five-day festival of lights, observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all over the world, is often celebrated with brightly colored rangolis, spectacular fireworks and firecracker displays and diyas and candles lining every nook and cranny. Those traditions make for some striking scenes, but capturing
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(CNN) — We all love island getaways, but not everyone wants to travel to a remote resort. Thankfully, there are plenty of islands that make day trips a breeze so that travelers can easily enjoy a day on a secluded beach in the midst of an urban vacation. Here are seven island destinations around the
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(CNN) — Originally designed as a temporary attraction to celebrate the new Millennium, the London Eye has long surpassed its intended five-year shelf life to become the most popular paid-for attraction in the UK. Standing 443 feet tall over the River Thames, each 30-minute rotation grants ever-changing, 360-degree views spanning the length and breadth of
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London (CNN) — For almost 20 years, the London Eye has been spinning to offer tourists breathtaking views of the British capital. But for an hour on Friday morning, tourists were able to catch a glimpse of the big wheel in a different light, as the popular landmark rotated backwards for the first time since
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CNN spoke to three photographers and filmmakers who have made it their mission to document an evolving Arctic landscape — for the sake of raising awareness, for the sake of highlighting the individuals fighting to save it, and for the sake of posterity. Faces on the frontlines of climate science Esther Horvath is currently drifting
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(CNN) — It’s easy to see why millions of people flock to the beach every year. They are dynamic places — and not just because they’re great for relaxing, surfing or people watching. With each crashing wave and changing tide, billions of pieces of sand and rock are constantly rearranged. This is what nature intended.
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(CNN) — An ancient church dedicated to a mysterious “glorious martyr” was uncovered near Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday, revealing a major pilgrimage site as early Christianity spread across the region and beyond. The 1,500-year-old church, expanded into the classic layout of a basilica, was decorated with opulent mosaics depicting fruit, birds, and
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(CNN) — China has added new cities to its list of places that many foreign tourists can visit with easier-to-obtain short term visas. The cities of Xi’an, Ningbo, Chengdu and Chongqing will now be accessible via a 144-hour (six-day) transit visa, also known as a G visa, as of December 1, 2019, according to a
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