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12 Travel Photos That'll Make You Want to Get Up and Go

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Do you get itchy feet when you look at glossy photos in travel magazines, or when you click through your best friend's vacation snapshots on Facebook? So do we. There's something about a perfectly composed shot of a pristine mountain landscape or a colorful city market that makes most travelers say, "I want to go there."

In this slideshow, we've put together a dozen images that will have you reaching for your suitcase. They're culled from our Monday Inspiration blog posts, which offer a weekly jolt of wanderlust to help readers beat the beginning-of-the-week blahs. Click any image to start the slideshow -- it just might inspire you to plan another trip.

--written by Sarah Schlichter