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This week in Travel

Marine iguanas sunbathe on San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos. (Ricardo Mazalan / AP)
Monarch butterflies journey down the California coast to sites such as Santa Cruz. Their numbers peak in November and December. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
The Semois River pools in front of a chateau near the Abbey of Orval in southern Belgium. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Joe can’t brag about its appearance but it can boast that the Time Out guide rated its coffee the best in New York. The cafe’s high-end La Marzocco espresso machine is a draw for the caffeine-craving masses. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
A tourist aboard a Segway takes in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. (San Francisco Electric Tour Co.)
A war bond poster from World War II is part of “The Price of Freedom: Americans at War” exhibition opening Thursday at the Smithsonian. (Smithsonian Museum)