In the first half of 2010, we ran a photo competition, asking travellers to submit their travel shots and help create a virtual photo mosaic of the world. We received over 130,000 amazing images and had to whittle entries down to finalists and a winner – no easy feat! We interviewed some of our finalists to get the story behind the images, and here they are.
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