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17 awe-inspiring views around the globe to put on your bucket list

Which one of these will you see in 2015?

AS THE YEAR begins, the weather is cold and miserable. So give yourself a project.

Make it your mission to see at least one of these views in 2015 – whether it’s across the world, or just down the road.

1. The endless strand at 90 Mile Beach New Zealand

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2. Across Clew Bay from Croagh Patrick on a clear day

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3. Across the tree canopy to the temples of Tikal, Guatemala

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Six temple pyramids, some hundreds of feet tall, loom high above the tree canopy in the Guatemalan jungle. This Mayan city was abandoned for reasons unknown in 900 AD, and lay largely untouched for almost a thousand years.

4. The colours on the stands at La Boqueria market, Barcelona

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5. The temples of Bagan, Burma at sunrise

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The remains of more than 2,200 temples and pagodas from an ancient city scatter this plain. Best seen at sunrise, as the first hot air balloons lift off.

6. The canopy of stars over the west of Ireland on a clear night

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7. Up to the sunshine from a dive on Raja Ampat reef, Indonesia

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8. A polar bear on Svalbard archipelago, Norway, from a boat tour

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9. The famous wildebeest migration across the Masai Mara, Kenya

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10. Croke Park on All-Ireland final day

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11. The Tiger’s Nest monastery, perched on a cliff face in Bhutan

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12. Over the rim of the Grand Canyon

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13. Sunrise over the Blue Stack mountains in Donegal

14. The eye-tricking salt flats at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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15. Turtles swimming off the Galapagos

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16. Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn at night

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17. … or just your friends in a busy pub on a good night.

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