France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?
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Lufthansa flight attendants put on traditional costumes to mark Oktoberfest.
Thousands of revellers hurled tonnes of squashed tomatoes drenching the streets of Bunol in red during Spain's annual giant food fight.