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Peace on Earth: 10 of the safest holiday vacation spots

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Where to spend your ho-ho-holiday

Are you thinking of taking your winter or holiday break abroad but are worried about safety and security? Who could blame you, given the state of the world today? Fear not, however: There are indeed international destinations that are both peaceful and perfect for the holidays. In fact, most of the 10 countries at the top of the Global Peace Index 2015 (download the full report here) from the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace are also noted for winter and/or holiday attractions, such as skiing, sleighing and Christmas market shopping.

By CNBC's Kenneth Kiesnoski
Posted 2 December 2015

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