10 photographs celebrating World Tourism Day
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10 photographs celebrating World Tourism Day

Today, September 27, is World Tourism Day.

If you’re wondering what that it is exactly then read this blurb from the official site:

This year’s theme is a celebration of tourism’s role in linking together the cultures of the world through travel. With millions of people travelling the world each year, never before have so many people been to so many places, nor been so exposed to other cultures. This interaction between individuals and communities, and their diverse cultures, leads to tolerance, respect and mutual understanding – the building blocks for a more peaceful world.

This event is celebrated all around the world from Egypt to Sri Lanka to France and Australia. Here, from Visited Planet, are a selection of photographs from around the world that show some of that interaction of such diverse cultures. It’s worth noting too that all sides seemed to enjoy these experiences with the same level of fascination and merriment.

Enjoy.

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A man ties a tourists' turban in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Getting nabbed by young women in Sumatra, Indonesia for a photo. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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A tourist shows young Bhutanese monks some postcards in Bhumtang Valley, Bhutan. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Helping paddle the canoe in Segou, Mali. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Having a picnic with the locals and their dog out on the steppe, Mongolia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Young aboriginal boys share some of their bush tucker with a visitor. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Tourists swap clothes with Turkish women in Ilhara gorge, Turkey. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Kids in Ladakh admire a tourists' bag. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Australian children getting their faces painted. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Playing football out on the steppe. Bayankhonger, Mongolia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com