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   Thimmamma Marrimanu has more than 4,000 roots making up its canopy (Credit: Credit: Chris Griffiths)
   
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A single tree the size of a forest

   

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     * View image of Jervis Bay is a summer playground for Sydney and Canberra residents (Credit: Credit: Roman Skorzus/Getty Images) 
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‘Please come back’
       
       Australia’s recent bushfires are the latest in a spate of terrifying natural disasters across the planet. Can tourists help more by visiting or by donating?
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     * View image of Unlike in other parts of Japan, locals here look for wasps as a social activity (Credit: Credit: Phoebe Amoroso) 
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Japan’s vanishing wasp-eating village
       
       For generations, families across Japan have hunted, raised and eaten wasps. But will this age-old delicacy soon vanish?
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     * View image of Honfest takes place in over two days in June in the Baltimore suburb of Hampden (Credit: Credit: JHU Sheridan Libraries/Gado/Getty Images) 
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The US’ little-known subculture
       
       “Hons” have become one of Baltimore’s most prominent mascots – but the subculture's roots can be traced to humble beginnings.
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     * View image of Garnet was carried south from the Canadian Shield by glacial activity (Credit: Credit: Leanne Summers) 
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Canada's secret beach with purple sand
       
       On the remote Purple Sands Beach, the sand can appear in a spectrum of chromatic hues, ranging from lavender to magenta and sometimes even pink.
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     * View image of Pizza at Mario's is a culinary artefact showing how it was introduced by immigrants (Credit: Credit: Danielle Oteri) 
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New York’s 101-year-old pizzeria
       
       For more than 100 years, Mario’s on Arthur Avenue has maintained the culinary traditions of New York’s early Italian settlers.
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The 'forgotten' Welsh island
       
       Pilgrims have sought love on Llanddwyn Island for millennia. Now, the story of Saint Dwynwen, Wales’ patron saint of lovers, is gaining a new following.
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     * View image of Majboos is a delicate fish dish served with spices, herbs and rice (Credit: Credit: Pamela Joe McFarlane/Getty Images) 
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Dubai’s humble food that few know
       
       Amna Al Hashemi is the first female chef in the UAE to own her own restaurant – and she’s shaking things up in the glitzy capital by rooting her cuisine in traditional flavours.
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Comeback Cities
       
       We showcase under-the-radar capitals, champion urban underdogs and revel in the success stories of cities that have turned their fortunes around.
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Ancient Eats
       
       We put trendy foods and dishes back into their ‘authentic’ context, exploring the cultures and traditions where they were born.
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Sunken Civilisation
       
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Islands of Imagination
       
     * View image of The Qin Museum contains horses and warriors in its exhibitions of Terracotta Warriors (Credit: Credit: Tim Graham) 
       

Unearthed
       
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Being British Around the World
       
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Why We Rule
       
       Follow these powerful women who have pioneered the path to female sovereignty and are truly rulers of their worlds.
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