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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with  his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau,  daughter Ella-Grace  and son Xavier at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The enduring issue of radical Sikhs in Canada demanding a separate homeland for their community in India’s Punjab state continued to overshadow prime (...)

Visitors take  selfies in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, today. India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the 17th century monument  in an effort to preserve it. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities in charge of the Taj Mahal have decided to cap the number of local visitors to the 17th century monument at 40,000 per day, for environmen(...)

Sunset at the Taj Mahal, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Photograph: Wong Yuliang/istockphoto.com

Quentin Jérémy Clerc and Marie Droz were getting away from the tourist trail. Visiting Fatehpur Sikri – once the capital of the Mughal Empire, and abo(...)

The Dotonbori neighborhood, Osaka, Japan. Photograph: Lauryn Ishak for The New York Times

The job of a lifetime is up for grabs – though if you’re interested, you’ll be fending off competition from travel lovers around the world. The New Y(...)

Opposition members said the state government was “wilfully discriminating” against more than 200 million Muslims. Photograph: iStock

The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s Seven Wonders, but it gets no mention in a new government-issued tourism brochure for the northern Uttar Prade(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan and Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, with farmer Brian Burgess on his cattle farm in Co Monaghan, near the border with Armagh. Photograph: Julien Behal

A prominent French farm leader has lobbed a proverbial grenade into the upcoming Brexit negotiations by calling for the re-establishment of a hard Bor(...)

The drawingroom of Dr Edward Haughey’s mansion at 9 Belgrave Square, London. According to Sotheby’s, his “extraordinary London home formed the backdrop to life at the highest level of British society”.

He once lashed out at his housekeeper for making the wrong choice in silver serving dishes, but nobody could have accused the late Dr Edward Haughey o(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
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  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

Visitors at the Taj Mahal: India’s cultural and tourism minister has sparked a controversy by saying foreign women visiting India should avoid wearing skimpy clothing. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

India’s federal cultural and tourism minister has advised foreign women tourists visiting the country against wearing skirts and other “skimpy” clothe(...)

Secretions from millions of tiny mosquito-like insects have been discoloring the Taj Mahal; one environmental court says the problem stems directly from the illegal dumping of solid waste in the nearby Yamuna River.  Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

It has been lit up in green for St Patrick’s Day but now the Taj Mahal is turning 40 shades for a very different reason. Millions of mosquito-like i(...)

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