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There's no tangible tribute yet to Robert Hanssen, the American fbi agent accused in February of secretly working for the Russians. But the pipe once smoked by Kim Philby, who spied for the Soviet Union while employed by the British Secret Service, is prominently displayed in Moscow's kgb Museum. Entry was restricted to kgb employees when the museum was opened in 1984 by Soviet leader (and former kgb chief) Yuri Andropov. It's now open to the country's citizens and foreigners as well. More than 2000 items trace the history of the Russian secret police, from the revolution-era Cheka to the kgb's domestic successor, the Federal Security Service.

Dodging unwanted male attention can sometimes keep single female travelers away from hotel bars and other public spaces. A Zurich hotel is trying to entice security-conscious women out of their rooms-by barring men from its premises. The Lady's First Hotel, which opened in January, aims to provide a "joy of life" atmosphere where female guests feel comfortable socializing in the lounge or walking the corridors in bathrobes on their way to the "Wellness Center" for an Ayurvedan massage, Finnish sauna or facial. Owned by a non-profit (all female) group, the 28-room, four story hotel also aims to fulfil a social need: by providing jobs for 12 unemployed local women. See .

The country's squeaky clean image has long been a source of civic pride. But the island is bringing back open-air food stalls after complaints that the clean-up of its once-vibrant Chinatown district is a turn-off for holidaymakers. Street hawkers were relocated to indoor shopping complexes in 1982 because of concerns about hygiene; expensive stores and restaurants have taken their place. To "restore a sense of nostalgia" to the area, the city's tourism board is installing mobile cooking kiosks-modelled on the original hawkers' stalls-along Smith Street. Scheduled to open in August, the refit will also include a 300-seat outdoor eating area.

North America
Do you yearn to sit in the hot seat on Who Wants to be a Millionaire but don't want to score a wrong answer in front of millions of viewers? Fans of the TV quiz-which now has 40 versions airing in 64 countries-can test their knowledge at Florida's Walt Disney World. Unlike the TV show, audience members who miss out on the "fastest finger" test still get to play. But instead of money, participants win "Millionaire" pins, baseball caps, or leather jackets. Those who make the magic million receive a trip to New York to watch a recording of the US program hosted by Regis Philbin.