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World’s 100 best beaches

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(CNN)Is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches? Of course it is. This is the Internet. Will everyone agree with our ranking, murmuring respectfully among themselves about how perfectly accurate every placement is? 99. Portstewart Strand, Northern Ireland A beach for walkers and beach athletes. The two miles of Portstewart Strand are exceptionally well maintained, perhaps a little too meticulously, with every activity (swimming, horseback riding, walking, surfing) ascribed a dedicated zone. Highlights: Dunes, 6,000 years old and 100 feet high, dominate the area and support lots of wildlife. 98. Pigeon Point, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago Pigeon Point is […]

From glamour to gunfire: the tourist city of Acapulco torn apart by violence

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In the 1950s Acapulco was a refuge for A-list celebrities; now the resort known as Mexicos most violent city is struggling to cope under the strain of gang warfare. Is there anything the mayor can do to reverse its fortunes? When mayor Evodio Velzquezs sparkling white Jeep Cherokee SUV pulls up at the side of the road, patrols of soldiers and heavily armed federal police are waiting for him. Velzquezs tourist police, a special unit of young female officers who wear light blue uniforms, stand in a small cluster by the kerb. Nominally law enforcement agents, these young women are […]
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