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  1. Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake


    HONG KONG — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

    Giant panda Jia Jia tastes her birthday cake made with ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday. Jia Jia broke the Guinness World Records title for "Oldest Panda Living in Captivity" on Tuesday. [KIN CHEUNG | AP]
  2. In Mostar, a bridge spans war and peace


    MOSTAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The scars of war remain around every corner in this tranquil river valley town, though they can be easy to miss amid the sea of camera-carrying tourists.

    In Mostar, a small city nearly three hours by train from Sarajevo, the main attraction is the Old Bridge, where boys jump off — and into the icy cold Neretva — to prove they’re men.
  3. Plan an island escape to Nantucket


    NANTUCKET, Mass.

    Forget crowded Cape Cod and that other island frequented every summer by the Tourist in Chief. If you're looking for unspoiled ocean vistas and beaches with breathing room, hop a ferry to Nantucket, wander the cobblestone streets and drink in the views and microbrews. • Nantucket tends to …

    Visitors outside Brant Point Lighthouse take in a view of Nantucket Harbor on Nantucket island. Nantucket means “faraway land” in the language of its original Wampanoag residents.