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Pictures: World’s top 10 destinations

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A statue of an Ottoman prince taking a photo of himself in Turkey was savagely hacked only days after it was erected.From nine o'clock in the morning (0700 GMT), a small group of maximum six people meets in front of the imposing Castle of the Holy Angel on the banks of the Tiber river and sets off on a tour which takes in the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.Driven by its history as a financial global powerhouse - and helped by its time zone and air connections - the British capital continues to hold sway over its upstart competitors. Picture: Tony Jackman14/02/2012
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A young Asian girl runs up the steep steps of the Great Wall of China. Photograph: Theresa Taylor5 Prague, Czech Republic6 Marrakech, MoroccoIn Paris, bicyclists ride on a narrow street. Paris is one of the friendliest bicycling cities the author ever pedaled. Illustrates PARIS-BIKE (category t), by Dennis Gaffney, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Dennis Gaffney)8 Hanoi, Vietnam9 Siem Reap, Cambodia10 Shanghai, China

Paris has been knocked off the number one spot of the world’s top destination – with Istanbul now firmly in first place.

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