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Top travel photos, July 25, 2014

Take a look at some of the best travel photos from around the world this week.

Indonesia

Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

Gili Trawangan, seen on island hopping boat trip. Near Bali and Lombok.

Just three kilometres wide and two kilometres long, this is the ideal place to decompress.

Snow It All

Which ski resort got your attention?

Perisher's bus photo was a hit on Facebook.

Snow It All When it comes to getting attention, ski resorts are trying to get in your face on social media.

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Luxury submarine: Lovers Deep

With glass-fronted living spaces and a specially assigned concierge, underwater explorers can indulge in luxury on this leisure submarine.

Snow report: sunshine on the slopes

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Conditions are bright, but a weak weather system coming through on the weekend will bring clouds.

The Backpacker

Why do people go wild when they travel?

Magaluf, Spain. Street.

The Backpacker The infamous Magaluf sex video was shocking ... but not that shocking for seasoned travellers.

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Magaluf, Mallorca, Spain: Britain's favourite party destination

Magaluf is one of the Britain's favorite holiday destinations popular with sun, beach and clubbers alike.

Singapore

Nothing as it seems: Singapore's worst-kept secret

Singapore bar

Robert Upe When in the island city state remember not to judge a book by its cover, writes Robert Upe.

Flights cancelled as Melbourne fog clogs up Sydney airport

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Rose Powell and Deborah Gough A thick fog in Melbourne is causing delays at Sydney airport.

Flight-delay mayhem as Melbourne Airport beset by fog

Fog at Tullamarine, Melbourne disrupts flights

Timna Jacks The sun finally broke through after a morning of mayhem at Tullamarine Airport, as thousands of passengers had their flights delayed, diverted and cancelled due to Melbourne’s unseasonable fog.

US

12-year-old boy cuts fingers on Pirates of the Caribbean ride, says Walt Disney

A 12-year-old boy's fingers were lacerated during a Pirates of the Caribbean ride, Disney reports.

USA

Beyond New York, LA: The other US cities you must visit

Reflection of downtown, Pittsburgh.

David Whitley It's time to take a detour to some of America's under-sung cities. David Whitley leads the way.

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Travellers' Check

What's keeping the airline industry alive

Spirit Airlines

Travellers' Check The global airline industry is a basket case, but there's one thing that's keeping it going.

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British hit the beach as temperatures soar

Two girls take a photograph of themselves on their mobile phone as they relax in the warm weather in Hyde Park on July 18, 2014 in London, England. The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert as temperatures soar to their highest of the year.

Britons were sent scampering for shade and water as the temperature soared to 29.1C, the highest level of the year so far, during a forecast heatwave.

Airlines

Malaysia Airlines to refund cancellations in wake of MH17

Crew members at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday.

Malaysia Airlines says it will offer full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster, just months after the carrier suffered another blow when flight MH370...

Airlines

Singapore Airlines apologises for insensitive Facebook posts after MH17 shot down

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380

After getting a drubbing on social media for making statements deemed "insensitive" after the downing of flight MH17, Singapore Airlines issued a public apology on Saturday and expressed solidarity...

Mama Holiday: beware of travel scams

Tracey Spicer Hey, do you have protection? I know, it's a personal question but the boom in online booking agencies could send some of us bust.

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: Boat hire in France

france river cruise

Michael Gebicki Burgundy would be a fine choice. Great culinary traditions, fabulous wines, mediaeval towns.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Sam Moran

Nina Karnikowski Travel leaves its mark on Sam Moran: left arm is full of tattooed passport stamps.

France

Postcard France: ice hole diving

Brian Johnston I roll with a plop into the ice hole. My chest feels tight, and shallow breathing fills my ears.