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National Geographic travel photographer of the year in pictures

The National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest attracted 10,000 entries worldwide this year. Heres a selection of the winning entries Originally found athttp://www.theguardian.com/us

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Taliban envoys travel to Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan peace talks

Meeting with Pakistani officials follows insurgent groups contacts with both Afghan and US officials in recent months Senior members of the Talibans political commission based in Qatar have travelled to Pakistan for discussions with security officials there about possible peace talks with the

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Blots and all: Gustave Flaubert’s travel diary among rare books at historic sale

Handwritten book full of crossings-out and comments reveals Madame Bovary authors literary struggles The handwritten manuscript is page after page of scratched out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots that reveal just how arduous the French novelist Gustave Flaubert found the writing process.

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