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Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrates 20th anniversary

It’s been 20 years since Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World, and guests have lots of special ways to celebrate.

      

 

 

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Photo tour: The magical island of Santorini, Greece

The coast is lined with black-sand beaches and steep cliffs. Inland, plant life flourishes. But there is more to Santorini than natural beauty.

      

 

 

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Why history buffs will love beautiful Vancouver

With rich European, Asian and First Nations roots, Vancouver is ripe for exploration.

      

 

 

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Best and worst U.S. cities for driving: Annual Waze rankings

Everyone likes to kvetch about traffic and driving conditions, but drivers in some cities have far fewer complaints.

      

 

 

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Smithsonian Channel's 'Aerial Cities' gives you a bird's eye view

The spin-off from “Aerial America” will showcase the USA’s urban wonderlands.

      

 

 

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America's Wild and Scenic Rivers live up to their name

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (50 years old this year) protected more than 12,000 miles of wild, scenic, and recreational rivers.

      

 

 

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Moai and more: Beautiful images of Easter Island

Located over 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, Easter Island is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands.

      

 

 

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See the winners of Smithsonian.com's 15th Annual Photo Contest

Smithsonian.com has announced the winners of its 15th Annual Photo Contest.

      

 

 

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25 must-see buildings in North Carolina

Take a photo tour of North Carolina’s most noteworthy buildings, monuments and gardens.

      

 

 

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First look inside Boeing’s biggest Dreamliner

Climb aboard Singapore Airlines’ brand new Boeing 787-10, the newest and biggest addition to the Dreamliner family.

      

 

 

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