World's Best Pictures

This best photo shows a firefighter spraying water near a carnival float in Rio de Janeiro's City of Samba following a fire on February 7th, 2011.

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This week AOL Travel is launching a new feature called The World's Best Pictures. We will bring you, we will showcase, we will highlight a must-see photo from a travel destination around the world. The photo may inspire you, it may amaze you, it might even touch you, but you will never be disappointed. See the complete photo gallery.See the best photos from around the world. World's Best Pictures is your place to see the world's most jaw-dropping, surprising and charming photos from travel destinations around the world. The photos may inspire you, they may amaze you, they might even touch you, but you will never be disappointed.
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A worshiper is seen at a mosque during celebrations marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, in Peshawar, Pakistan on February 15.

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, light up the sky above the village of Grotfjord, near Tromso, northern Norway on February 13.

The Piha women's surf boat crew is hit by a big wave during a warm up run at the Surf Lifesaving Big Wave Classic held at Auckland, New Zealand's Piha Beach on February 12.

A firefighter sprays water near a carnival float in Rio de Janeiro's Samba City on February 7th, 2011.  Samba is home to the production of the famous floats that are created for the traditional annual Carnival. Rio's famous Carnival parade is scheduled for March 4.

Along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, the combination of blizzard conditions and abandoned cars provide a scene that though appears to be from a disaster film, is all too real.

In Queensland, Australia, traffic reaches an impasse of a submerged road as a result of flooding caused by Cyclone Yasi, on February 3.

In Silvaplana, Switzerland, near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz, High wire artist Freddy Nock sets a new world record for highest cable walk, almost 2 miles above sea level on Jan 29, 2011.

Near Pisa, Italy, a man views a beached whale in the San Rossore protected area on Jan. 26, 2011.

A vendor jumps from the top of one overcrowded train to another as thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims try to return home after attending the three-day Islamic Congregation on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.


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