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Black Sands Beach Shelter Cove, California
Shelter Cove's aptly named beach is the longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the continental U.S., making it a popular destination for surfers seeking solitude.
Rainbow Beach Fraser Island, Australia
Cliff erosion has exposed more than 70 different colors of sand along Rainbow Beach, created by combination of iron oxides and leached vegetable dyes.
Red Beach Santorini, Greece
Santorini's stunning Red Beach is made even more picturesque by its backdrop of soaring red lava cliffs.
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The scenic Butterfly Garden and Overlook in Joplin, Missouri, has provided a calm place of healing for those whose lives were forever changed six years ago.
A storm will cross Germany on Tuesday and Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms, but the weather will improve for Ascension Day on Thursday.
Several days of unseasonable warmth are expected across the United Kingdom later this week and into the Bank Holiday weekend.
Rounds of rain sweeping across the southeastern United States into midweek will raise the risk of flooding, but also provide drought and wildfire relief.
Rounds of flooding downpours and severe thunderstorms will take aim at the south-central United States early this week, endangering residents and property.
After a week dominated by summerlike and record heat, the northeastern United States will face rounds of rain slowing travel and disrupting outdoor plans this week.
Temperatures will soar across the western United States early this week, surpassing even late-summer heat levels.
After many weeks of sweltering heat and little rainfall, some relief has reached northwest India and will continue into Monday.