Hot in travel: gorgeous images from around the world

From festivals in Myanmar to skylines in St. Petersburg, this week was captured in a variety of photos from around the world.

A Buddhist devotee lights candles in Aung Daw Mu Temple marking the full moon day of Thadingyut, the lighting festival to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday 28 October.

A Buddhist devotee lights candles in Aung Daw Mu Temple marking the full moon day of Thadingyut. Image by AP Photo/Hkun Lat

A Buddhist devotee lights candles in Aung Daw Mu Temple marking the full moon day of Thadingyut, the lighting festival to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday 28 October. The festival is the second-most popular in Myanmar, following Thingyan Festival.

A dove flies over a glass globe sculpture installed atop the tower of the Singer House on the Nevsky Avenue as the full moon sets in St. Petersburg, Russia on 28 October.

A dove flies over a glass globe sculpture installed atop the tower of the Singer House on the Nevsky Avenue as the full moon sets in St. Petersburg, Russia on 28 October. Image by AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

A full moon was captured over the top of the Singer House, located on the famous Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Singer House is frequently known as the House of Books, due to a bookstore it contains, and is located across from the Kazan Cathedral.

People enjoying a mild afternoon walking in Greenwich Park, London on 28 October.

People enjoying a mild afternoon walking in Greenwich Park, London on 28 October. Image by Yui Mok/PA Wire

Weather in London was mild last week, as much of the UK has experienced a warm and wonderful Autumn.

The Gateway Arch is lit with golden-colored lights just before sunrise, Wednesday, 28 October, in St. Louis. The city is celebrating the moment when the final piece of the 630-foot-tall structure was put into place on 28 October, 1965.

The Gateway Arch is lit with golden-colored lights just before sunrise, Wednesday, 28 October, in St. Louis. Image by David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

The famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis celebrated its’ 50th year on Wednesday. The final piece of the Arch was put into place on 28 October, 1965 and the anniversary was celebrated with $1 tram rides to the top, which is what they cost when the tram was completed.

Star Wars Storm Trooper characters cross the street after a giant Star Wars helmet was unveiled, during the inauguration of an open air exhibition called 'Face the Force' in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Seven other giant helmets are due to be placed in various corners in the city.

Star Wars Storm Trooper characters cross the street. Image by AP Photo/Paul White

Star Wars Storm Trooper characters cross the street after a giant Star Wars helmet was unveiled, during the inauguration of an open air exhibition called 'Face the Force' in Madrid, Spain on 30 October. Seven other giant helmets are due to be placed in various corners in the city.

Participants perform as they parade through Tokyo streets during an annual Yosakoi festival in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Yosakoi is a unique and modern rendition of the popular traditional Japanese dance of Awa Odori and many troupes compete with their choreographed dance in colorful costumes, performed often with the Japanese instrument of Naruko, a clapper held in both hands.

Participants perform as they parade through Tokyo streets during an annual Yosakoi festival in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.  Image by AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Participants perform as they parade through Tokyo streets during an annual Yosakoi festival in Tokyo, Sunday, 1 November. Yosakoi is a unique and modern rendition of the popular traditional Japanese dance of Awa Odori and many troupes compete with their choreographed dance in colorful costumes, performed often with the Japanese instrument of Naruko, a clapper held in both hands.

People in front of the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre during the lights switch on to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Belgrave Road, Leicester.

People in front of the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre during the lights switch on to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Belgrave Road, Leicester. Image by Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Celebrations have begun for Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which celebrates the triumph of light over dark. The holiday will be celebrated by Hindus around the world.

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