Travel pics of the week

20:31, Dec 19 2013
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A Christmas tree and a merry-go-round are seen in the Place Vendome in Paris as holiday season decorations are in place for tourists and shoppers in the French capital.
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Trainer Mohammed al-Reshe works with an Arabian horse named Hmlaj on the beach in Benghazi. Arabian horses are being trained regularly in preparation for horse beauty contests.
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Tourists look at the Christmas tree in front of Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna. The German expression "Es weihnachtet sehr" (It's getting very Christmassy) fits the mood in Vienna as Austria's capital decks itself out in style for the holiday season.
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Members of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club warm up before swimming at the beach at Coney Island in New York.
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Members of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club exit the water after swimming at the beach at Coney Island in New York.
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A tourist takes a photo in front of Siam Paragon Department Store in central Bangkok.
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A man dressed as the Statue of Liberty who poses for photographs with tourists stands beneath an umbrella as snow falls in New York's Times Square.
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Costumed characters dressed as Mickey Mouse and Elmo who collect tips by posing with tourists in and around Times Square hold hands as they cross a street in midtown Manhattan in New York City.
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People walk in a nativity scene made of sand on a beach in Salou, Spain.
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A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra, outside Valletta.
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General view of the Girls Coxless Fours during the 2013 Meridian Otago Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha in Central Otago.
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Patrick Deneen of USA competes in the Men's Moguls qualifying round during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Ruka in Kuusamo, Finland.
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The historic Osaka Public Hall is illuminated during the Osaka Feast of Light at Nakanoshima in Osaka, Japan.
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Penguins dressed in Santa costumes and Christmas tree costumes are paraded at Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park in Yongin, South Korea.

Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world this week. Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below.

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