Hot in travel: photos from around the world

This week brings another selection of photos from around the world.

Mads Phil, who uses Instagram @ilovegreenland, took over the Lonely Planet Instagram account over the weekend, posting photos from around Greenland.

Mads Pihl, who uses Instagram @ilovegreenland, took over the Lonely Planet Instagram account over the weekend, posting photos from around Greenland. Image by @ilovegreenland

Mads Pihl, who works for Visit Greenland, took over the Lonely Planet Instagram account for the weekend to post some photos of Greenland, which was included in 2016’s Best in Travel selections. Pihl wrote of this photo: 'The Greenland dog is a special pure breed only found in this country. Immensely strong dogs, they have the dexterity to power through deep blizzarding snow and icy terrains. When they are pups they have a bit more time to play.'

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 photo, chairs are strewn across a church which was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in the village of Kuta Gugung, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Crumbling buildings and personal belongings left behind now serve as eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes.

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 photo, chairs are strewn across a church which was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung. Image by AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

Areas that were evacuated following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in the village of Kuta Gugung, North Sumatra, Indonesia, are left with crumbling buildings and personal belongings. Those items left behind now serve as eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes.

People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday 27th November, as the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland.

People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday 27th November, as the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland. Image by Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The national arboretum in the UK has lit up for an Enchanted Christmas event. The Forestry Commission’s Westonbirt Arboretum has illuminated the trees, for a woodland walk. The event includes carols and other Christmas-themed events and in certain areas, carollers can sing and the louder they do, the more the trees will be lit up.

North Korean women pull a cart up a slope as others cycle and walk on a path next to the Taedong River on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Taedong River is the second longest river in North Korea.

North Korean women pull a cart up a slope as others cycle and walk on a path next to the Taedong River on Monday, 30 November 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Taedong River is the second longest river in North Korea. Image by AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

A photograph shows a glimpse into life in North Korea. The reclusive nation is pushing ahead towards increasing its tourist numbers, and has started offering sightseeing helicopter flights over the capital, Pyongyang, according to media reports.

People visit the Royal Garden of Light in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. The Royal Garden of Light, with plants and decorations made of thousands of colorful diodes, is a winter exhibition that brightens up the garden surrounding the Wilanow Palace, seen in the background.

People visit the Royal Garden of Light in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday 29 November, 2015. The Royal Garden of Light, with plants and decorations made of thousands of colorful diodes, is a winter exhibition that brightens up the garden surrounding the Wilanow Palace, seen in the background. Image by AP Photo/Alik Keplicz

The Royal Garden of Light, with plants and decorations made of thousands of colorful diodes, is a winter exhibition that brightens up the garden surrounding the Wilanow Palace, seen in the background.

The Toronto Zoo posted photos of its baby pandas with mother Er-Shun on Facebook.

The Toronto Zoo posted photos of its baby pandas with mother Er-Shun on Facebook. Image by The Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo posted photos of its new baby pandas to its Facebook page wishing people a "Happy Black (& white) Friday" last week.

The photos show mother Er Shun with her two new cubs. Er Shun is on loan from China, and it is the first time giant pandas have been born in Canada. The cubs are expected to return to China in a few years.

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