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Families and friends enjoy their time on a Gaza City beach. Israel allows in international aid workers, journalists and diplomats, but tourists are prohibited. Khalil Hamra/AP Images for NPR hide caption

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Here's What Tourists Might See If They Were Allowed To Visit Gaza

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Tourists who have just disembarked from a cruise liner tour Havana on Tuesday. The Trump administration has imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Tourists walk along a beach in Malay town, on the Philippine island Boracay, last week. President Duterte's decision to close Boracay has rocked the island. The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to keep travelers out and head off potential protests before its six-month closure to tourists. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Philippines Shuts Down A Popular Tourist Island, Residents Fear For Their Future

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United Airlines planes parked at a terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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After Passenger Dragging Last Year, Airlines Improved Performance

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Cherry blossom trees, known as sakura, flourished in Japan. Fairchild imported several dozen trees for his own property in Chevy Chase, Md., and after seeing how much people liked them, he helped negotiate a larger shipment of trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin near the Washington Monument. David Fairchild/Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden hide caption

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Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

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A man gazes out at the water during a four-hour journey from Bali to Lombok. The public ferries are a key link for a nation spanning some 17,000 islands. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: A Tranquil Ferry Between Indonesian Islands

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The number of luxury hotels that employ concierges has dropped nearly 20 percent since 2014, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY hide caption

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AAA says this will be the busiest Fourth of July travel period ever, with most people taking to the road to get to their destinations. Ditto/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Visitors and medical personnel enter a transport plane carrying Otto Warmbier at a Cincinnati regional airport Tuesday. Warmbier, who was released and medically evacuated from North Korea, has been in a coma for months, his parents said. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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After Otto Warmbier's Release, Will U.S. Ban Travel To North Korea?

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When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its last Zika travel advisory for Miami-Dade County last week, residents and visitors to Miami's popular South Beach neighborhood were relieved. Still, doctors say, pregnant women should continue to take extra precautions. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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