Enjoy these striking images from around the world featured in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, on show in an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London, opening on Friday.
Above is the overall winner – Travel Photographer of the Year 2011 Oaxaca, Mexico. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This strange and compelling holiday – both celebrating and mocking death and focused on communion with dead loved ones – seems to encapsulate the rich and conflicting traditions of Mexican culture.
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