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Stop, stop: Washington residents use go-go music to fight gentrification

Go-go music has been the rhythm of Washington for decades, but in recent weeks it has also become the improbable battle hymn of a movement pushing back against the capital city's rapidly expanding gentrification.


Competitors testing their football robot before a match at the annual RoboCup 2019 in Sydney, Australia, which sees the participation of some 170 teams from more than 30 countries.

Oyster farm

French oyster aquaculturist Jean-Christophe Cabrol checking the growth of oysters covered with sea squirts on collector lines in a shellfish farm in Bouzigues near Marseilles.

Spicy foam

Participants playing in foam mixed with chili pepper water during an event to attract tourists to Ningxiang county known for its spicy food in China's Hunan province.

From a lake high in Madagascar, Africa's own caviar

Madagascar, renowned for its unique wildlife and vanilla production, has a new claim to fame -- the island nation is Africa's first and only source of caviar.

Cuban centenarians, cheered on by family, aim for 120

Looking into a mirror, Delia Barrios applies blush and lipstick -- she wants to look her best for her 102nd birthday celebration, when she will be surrounded by loved ones.

Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite's love of exotic wildlife

Bilal Mansoor Khawaja beams as he runs his palms over the ivory coat of a white lion, one of thousands of exotic animals at his personal "zoo" in Karachi, where a thriving wildlife trade caters to Pakistan's gilded elite.

Insect apocalypse: German bug watchers sound alarm

For almost 30 years they passed as quirky eccentrics, diligently setting up their insect traps in the Rhine countryside to collect tens of millions of bugs and creepy crawlers.

'10 steps ahead': Kenya's tech war on wildlife poachers

Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers.

Night sky

Visitors observe the night sky during a tour of Mamalluca Astronomy Center in Vicuna, Chile. With exceptionally clear and dry skies, Chile is home to over 100 astronomical centers.


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