Hot in Travel: this week's images from around the world

A selection of images from across the globe give a taste of what is happening in the world this week, from sandcastles in Miami, to a tragedy in Pakistan.

A sandcastle built over the weekend in Miami claimed the record for the biggest sand castle ever built. The giant sand sculpture was commissioned by Turkish Airlines to inaugurate their new direct flights to Miami from Istanbul.

Virginia Key Beach, Miami

Virginia Key Beach, Miami Image by Wilfredo Lee / CC BY 2.0

A bull got its head stuck in a tree in Rugby, United Kingdom. The young bull had to be helped by a specialist animal rescue team with equipment for large animals. It took at least four people to help with the bizarre situation, but the bull emerged unharmed, if a little confused.

A bull got his head stuck in a tree with hilarious consequences

A bull got his head stuck in a tree with hilarious consequences Image by @WarkFireRescue / CC BY 2.0

Northeastern parts of the United States are famous for their rich hues of gold, brown and red that characterise their Autumn (or 'Fall'). Most forests around the likes of Maine, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New York are awash with falling leaves in the fleeting weeks of this colourful phenomenon. Here, a fisherman in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania in the Fall

Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania in the Fall Image by Jimmy May / CC BY 2.0

There are 260 people currently reported dead in Pakistan after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Northeastern Afghanistan. The earthquake had a devastating effect, within a very focused area of destruction. The death toll is expected to rise as the area that's affected is a remote one with little access.

Men in Tabkhan province in Afghanistan try to retrieve their things from the rubble

Men in Tabkhan province in Afghanistan try to retrieve their things from the rubble CC BY 2.0

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