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Baltimore tourism: Salute the 200th anniversary of America’s national anthem in its home city

by Edmund Vallance/The Independent
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Baltimore, the largest city in the East Coast state of Maryland, is spread out around a colourful inner harbour

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Avignon tourism - The provencal city offers a busy cultural calender in early autumn
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Bern - Switzerland’s graceful capital
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Bangkok and beyond
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Monaco geras up for the summer season
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