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Barcelona travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

Catalan identity is more evident than ever in the region's beautiful capital

The skyline of Washington, DC, including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, US Capitol and National Mall, is seen from the air at sunset

Washington travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

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Toronto travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

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