Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2014 in London, England.
Credit: Dan Kitwood

The World Bank collected the number of visits each country receives every year. The list below is based on their latest data. How does it work? A few caveats:

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  • The country the person visited had to be outside their residence.
  • The visit has to be shorter than 12 months.
  • The person wasn't visiting for work.
  • The way some countries count visits vary so caution should be used in comparing across countries.

Here's the list:

1. France

Eiffle Tower in Paris.LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty .

Number of visitors: 81,411,000


2. United States

The Grand Canyon in Arizona. David McNew/Getty.



3. China

The Great Wall of China. Trey Ratcliff/Flickr Commons.



4. Spain

Barcelona, Spain. David Ramos/Getty.



5. Italy

Vineyard in Tuscany. FABIO MUZZI/Getty.



6. Turkey

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Dan Kitwood/Getty.


7. United Kingdom

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. Da Matt Cardy/Getty.



8. Germany

Christmas market in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty.



9. Russia

St. Basils Cathedra in Moscow. DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty.



10. Malaysia

Skydiving over Kuala Lumpur. MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty.


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