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A man hugs his horse after a practice session, prior to the "Kumoterki" race in Bukowina Tatrzanska, near Zakopane in southern Poland.

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Wojtek Bucki Jr. and Andrzej Bucki practice prior to the "Kumoterki" race. The race, which involves two people on each sled pulled by a horse, has become one of the main tourist attractions in the area.

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Wojtek Bucki Sr. checks on his horses prior to the start of the "Kumoterki" race.

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Wojtek Bucki Jr. adjusts his clothes prior to the start of the "Kumoterki" race.

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Wojtek Bucki Jr. and his partner compete during the "Kumoterki" race.

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Foreign tourists arrive in a resort in the Kurumba island in Maldives. Tourism is the main industry in the Maldives, a chain of nearly 1,200 islands off southern India blessed with sandy beaches and coral.

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A boat with foreign tourists aboard arrives in a resort jetty in Kurumba island in Maldives.

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Foreign tourists sunbathe in the beach at a resort in the Kurumba island in Maldives.

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Kurumba Resort is seen on Vihamanafushi island.

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A tourist plays with her son in an artificial beach in Male.

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Tourists walk on the Maderas beach in Nicaragua facing the Pacific Ocean. Nicaragua awaits the arrival of 1.1 million foreign tourists to visit the beaches and colonial cities of the country for 2012, reported Mario Salinas, the president of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism.

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A tourist fishes on the Maderas beach in Nicaragua.

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A ferry arrives at the harbor of the Ometepe Island in Nicaragua.

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A tourist rides a donkey in front of the frozen Chegem waterfall near Nalchik in Russia.

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A couple share a shisha at the Laqlouq ski resort about an hour from Beirut.

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A woman reads a copy of the The Secret at the Laqlouq ski resort.

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A tourist walks in front of the Tanah Lot temple near Tabanan on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

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A gondolier rows his gondola in a canal in Venice.

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