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A new year brings new reasons to explore the world. And if the world is your oyster, why not seek out the pearls? Destinations set to shine in 2011 include the world's newest country (hint: think warm, aquamarine water), a city with celebrations every day, and some far-flung countries that will seem closer with the addition of new air service.