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Cloud 9 Watchtower
Siargao Island
By Ralf Falbe
17 Feb 2016

Watchtower at Cloud 9 surf resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.

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Sousse Attack 02
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Sousse Attack 03
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Sousse Attack 04
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Sousse Attack 05
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Aftermath of Tunisia Shooting Attack
Port El Kantaoui
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC IMAGES

Video recorded in the immediate hours following the attack on tourists by a lone gunman at the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in the beach resort area of Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia on June 26, 2015

NOTE: Various portions of the video have no audio or distorted audio.

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Sousse Attack 07
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Sousse Attack 11
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

A gunmen lies dead on the pavement outside a tourist resort in Tunisia were he reportedly opened fire, killing 27.

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Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

A gunmen lies dead on the pavement outside a tourist resort in Tunisia were he reportedly opened fire, killing 27.

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Sousse Terrorist Attack Aftermath
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
26 Jun 2015

Footage of the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia on June 26, 2015. Video shows B-roll and interviews with tourists, foreign embassies personnel and Tunisian officials. (English and French)

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Sousse Attack 06
Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
25 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Sousse, Tunisia
By Marwen Farhani
25 Jun 2015

The scene after gunmen opened fire in a tourist resort in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Tunisia Attack Aftermath
Sousse
By Marwen Farhani
25 Jun 2015

Mobile phone footage of the dead gunman of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Skiing at the Top of Lebanon
Kfardebian
By Andreanewilliams
17 Jan 2015

With 18 lifts and 18 kilometers of slopes, Mzaar Kfardebian is one of the biggest ski resorts in the Middle East. Located between 1600 and 2 800 meters of altitude and only 44 kilometers north from Beirut, the station is also one of Lebanon’s greatest open secrets. It host up to 100 000 visitors each year, including many tourists from Arab countries. “Lebanon is special because the sea is very close to the slopes. In April, you can go skiing in the morning and to the beach in the afternoon”, explains Christian Rizk, Executive Director of the station, proudly. “Mzaar Kfardebian can be compared to a small ski resort in Europe”, he adds. Open since the beginning of the sixties, Mzaar Kfardebian was developed into a modern resort in 1992, after the end of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1991). It’s owners have since then invested millions of dollars to make it as modern as any ski resort in the Alps, although the resort has kept its Middle Eastern charm, with visitors tanning while enjoying a shisha and playing “dabke” (traditional Lebanese drum) at the bottom of the slopes.

Article available upon request in English and French.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 13
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
16 Jan 2015

Unfinished and abandoned construction site for a new Resort on the seaside in Marsa Alam.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 14
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
16 Jan 2015

A wooden piers used by tourists to go snorkeling stands destroyed after a storm

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Tourism Industry Crisis on Egypt's Re...
Marsa Alam, Egypt
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

In the years since the Arab Spring Revolution, Egypt’s tourism industry has suffered a huge decline. And after the bombing of the Russian Airbus A321 in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian tourism is experiencing its most serious crisis in history: a loss of about $ 283 million per month. Russian and UK airlines are no longer operating flights to Red Sea resorts leaving hotels and once thriving beaches like ghost towns.

This photo collection documents the abandoned landscape, deserted beaches and unfinished hotels in Marsa Alam.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 04
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

An empty hotel reception desk in Marsa Alam, with no tourists around

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Marsa Alam Tourism 05
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

The empty key rack at a hotel in Marsa Alam.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 06
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

A restaurant kitchen abandoned because of the drastic decline in tourism.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 07
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

An empty restaurant at one of the resorts in Marsa Alam.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 08
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

Unfinished and abandoned new resort on the seaside of Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

A wooden piers used by tourists to go snorkeling stands destroyed after a storm

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Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

Boutiques and Shops are closed and abandoned at Marsa Alam resorts.

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Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

Closed and abandoned bar at a resort in Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
15 Jan 2015

Abandoned and dirty corridor at a closed hotel on the seaside in Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam Tourism 01
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
14 Jan 2015

The empty swimming pool of a closed resort on the seaside in Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam Tourism 02
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
14 Jan 2015

The locked entrance to a wooden pier used by tourists to go for snorkeling.

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Marsa Alam Tourism 03
Marsa Alam
By PaoloPatruno
14 Jan 2015

The skeletons of abandoned beach umbrellas in Marsa Alam

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 21
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
23 Oct 2012

A donut shaped floating device at Dadonghai Beach. This tropical destination has become the favorite beach paradise for many Chinese searching for a little sun, coconuts, good vibe and Hawaiian shirts. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 10
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
23 Oct 2012

A Chinese tourist is resting in a Mall, downtown Sanya city. This unique tourist destination, located South of the tropical island of Hainan, on the coast of the South China Sea, has become the favorite beach paradise of many Chinese people. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 9
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
23 Oct 2012

Workers gathering clams at Tianya Haijiaoh. The beach area is located at the foot of the Maling Mountain. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 27
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
23 Oct 2012

A Chinese tourist, wearing a 'Friday' souvenir t-shirt, at Tianya Haijiaoh beach. Also known as 'The Edge of the Sky' and 'The End of the Sea', Tianya Haijiaoh is Sanya's most famous scenic spot and the highlight for almost every visitor. Many Chinese tourists from nearby provinces visit Sanya during weekends to escape city buzz. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 24
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
23 Oct 2012

Tourists taking pictures at Tianya Haijiaoh. Also known as 'The Edge of the Sky' and 'The End of the Sea', Tianya Haijiaoh is undoubtedly Sanya's most famous scenic spot and the highlight for almost every visitor. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya
By Biel Calderon
22 Oct 2012

A tourist on the promenade of Dadonghai Beach. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya
By Biel Calderon
22 Oct 2012

Silhouettes of Chinese tourists at the Natural Museum of Sanya. Sanya, located South of the tropical island of Hainan, on the coast of the South China Sea, has become the favorite beach paradise of many Chinese people. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 26
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
22 Oct 2012

Tourists at Sanya beach. This unique tourist destination, located South of the tropical island of Hainan, on the coast of the South China Sea, has become the favorite beach paradise of many Chinese people. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya
By Biel Calderon
22 Oct 2012

Chinese tourists at the entrance of the Natural Museum of Sanya. Located in the south of the tropical island of Hainan, with its coast facing the South China Sea, Sanya is the only tropical beach destination in China. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 17
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
22 Oct 2012

Workers fixing a signboard at Tianya Haijiaoh. Also known as 'The Edge of the Sky' and 'The End of the Sea', Tianya Haijiaoh is undoubtedly Sanya's most famous scenic spot and the highlight for almost every visitors. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.

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Sanya, China's Hawaii 15
Sanya
By Biel Calderon
22 Oct 2012

A group of tourists enjoying a day at the beach in Sanya City. Package tours from Beijing are increasingly popular among Chinese tourists. SANYA, CHINA - May 2012.