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1. We start in the country that was home to the Roman Empire, and emperors named Augustus and Nero. The photograph shows a major tourist attraction, the remains of the place where gladiators once fought. You will probably eat spaghetti on your visit to which country?
2. The photograph shows the famous 'Mounties' (albeit unmounted here) taking part in the parade at the annual rodeo, exhibition and festival in the city nicknamed "Cowtown" or "Stampede City". Which country is this that borders three oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic?
3. There are many iconic images of our next destination, including the pictured giant state of Christ that overlooks one of the country's major cities. It is also home to some of the world's most famous beaches, its largest tropical rainforest and has produced some of the greatest soccer players of all time. Which country is this, the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world?
4. Teams from our destination are perennial favorites for every rugby union World Cup. The photograph shows the 'haka', a traditional challenge to opponents performed before matches. Home to some fantastic scenery, this is where the "Lord of the Rings" movies were filmed. Which country is this, one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans?
5. There are so many great things to see at our next destination: the Valley of the Kings, the sole only surviving structure from the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the world's longest river and the 3,000-year old "city of a thousand minarets". One of the oldest nation states in the world, which country is this that can trace its history back beyond 10,000 BC?
6. The photograph shows a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of our next destination's capital city. This is the home of a malt-based beverage that is an acquired taste (that I never did acquire), a place where men toss tree trunks called cabers, and you can see more men wearing skirts than in San Francisco. Although not technically a country (in United Nations or Olympic Games terms), it certainly views itself as different from the 'Auld Enemy' to the south with whom it is legally united. Where are we now?
7. The photograph shows the "Great Hall of the People", located along the western edge of one of the world's largest city squares. This is the home of the language with more native speakers than any other in the world. Which country is this, that has a particularly long wall around its garden?
8. Our next destination has numerous famous sites for visitors to see. The photograph shows the Rhone River with the Palace of the Popes in the background. Other destinations in this country include a famous metal tower, a cathedral haunted by a man with a bad back. Home to many of the world's most famous vineyards, which country are we now visiting?
9. Our next destination takes us to see the magnificent "Grand Palace" (pictured) at the heart of one of the world's great cities. If you can drag yourself away from the metropolis, you'll find magnificent beaches on the southern islands, wonderful jungle scenery as you travel north and, of course, some of the friendliest native people you could hope to meet. Many Westerners were first introduced to these people by the wonderful 1956 film starring Yul Brynner as the King. In which country have we landed?
10. We conclude out world tour with a visit to one of the world's busiest cities and, in particular, to its central square, the 'Plaza de la Constitución', flanked on the left side of the photograph by the largest cathedral in the Americas. Whilst here, be sure to check out the remains of one of the world's great pre-Columbian cultures too. A popular tourist destination, what is this country, the most visited in the Americas other than the USA?
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