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WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

Animal encounters at Yorkshire Sculpture Park have hitherto been limited to the sheep grazing its fields. Now, for the outdoor gallery’s 40th anniversary, Chinese artist and keen controversialist Ai Weiwei has installed his globe-trotting series of 12 zodiac animal heads. These are outsize versions of bronzes looted by British and French troops from Beijing’s Summer Palace in 1860. Standing taller than the viewer, the effigies are his response to a modern cause célèbre in China.

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In the May issue… We're spilling some travel secrets. Northeast India is the country's most overlooked corner – follow us on a Great Escape here to see rhinoceroses and meet hill-country villagers whose not-so-distant ancestors were headhunters. New Zealand's North Island may be better known, but using a campervan to get around opens up unforeseen vistas and possibilities. In other features, Northern Ireland proves to be a surprising gastronomic destination, while Casablanca's status as Morocco's largest city – yet one that features on few travellers' itineraries – means its Art Deco-era treasures hide in plain sight. Plus, discover 24 fantastic places to stay this spring, and much more
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