Around the World in 20 Photos

20 photos taken by David Stanley in 20 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
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Golden statue of Saparmurat Niyazov, aka Turkmenbashi, first president of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat.

Golden statue of Saparmurat Niyazov, aka Turkmenbashi, first president of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat.

A bucolic view of Elephantine Island, Amun Island, and the west bank of the Nile River near Aswan, Egypt.

A bucolic view of Elephantine Island, Amun Island, and the west bank of the Nile River near Aswan, Egypt.

Travel between Dohuk and Erbil via picturesque Akre or Aqrah allows one to avoid the dangerous city of Mosul, Iraq.

Travel between Dohuk and Erbil via picturesque Akre or Aqrah allows one to avoid the dangerous city of Mosul, Iraq.

Catalan Bay on the east side of the peninsula has Gibraltar's favorite beach.

Catalan Bay on the east side of the peninsula has Gibraltar's favorite beach.

The road south from Paramaribo ends at Atjoni where travelers board motorized canoes to continue up the Suriname River.

The road south from Paramaribo ends at Atjoni where travelers board motorized canoes to continue up the Suriname River.

Every Friday afternoon Sufi dervishes gather at the Hamed el-Nil Mosque and Tomb in Omdurman, Sudan, to drum, chant, and play cymbals.

Every Friday afternoon Sufi dervishes gather at the Hamed el-Nil Mosque and Tomb in Omdurman, Sudan, to drum, chant, and play cymbals.

The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran, was erected in 1973 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of first Persian empire. In recent years it has been the venue of mass protest demonstrations.

The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran, was erected in 1973 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of first Persian empire. In recent years it has been the venue of mass protest demonstrations.

Hourly after dark a special light show illuminates the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Hourly after dark a special light show illuminates the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Römerberg is the heart of medieval Frankfurt, Germany. The building behind the fountain has served as Frankfurt's city hall for 600 years.

Römerberg is the heart of medieval Frankfurt, Germany. The building behind the fountain has served as Frankfurt's city hall for 600 years.

Sugarloaf-shaped Huayna Picchu towers above the Lost City of Machu Picchu, Peru.

Sugarloaf-shaped Huayna Picchu towers above the Lost City of Machu Picchu, Peru.

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