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The Bollywood dream factory in Mumbai's slums

In a windowless attic in Dharavi in Mumbai, one of Asia's biggest slums, some are looking to become a Bollywood star -- or at least get a bit part.

Bull run

A jockey racing a pair of bulls on a paddy field during the annual Kalapoottu bull-running festival at a village near Palakkad in Kerala, India.


The Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral's carpet undergoing renovation at the Mobilier National headquarters in Paris.

Fire dragon

Participants taking part in the annual Tai Hang "fire dragon" event in Hong Kong, one of the highlights of the city's mid-autumn festival.

Tribute in Light

The Tribute in Light shines into the sky over Manhattan in New York City to mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

'We Are Family': perfect harmony in a tiny Melaka town

The minimarket's name “We Are Family” epitomizes the town's enviable intercommunity harmony.

Malay teacher offering free Chinese tuition for religious school students

“They are now learning religion, and I think I should teach them an additional language as this will be an advantage for them when they go out to work in future.”

Sand sculptures

An artist working on his sand sculpture in a competition ahead of the Sentosa Sandsation Festival at Siloso Beach in Singapore's Sentosa island resort.

Latte art

Winning entries in the Latte Art World Championships on display at the Western Food and Beverages Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Can global matcha craze save Japan's tea industry?

From matcha ice cream to cake and chocolate, producers of traditional Japanese green tea are capitalising on growing global interest in its flavour -- even as demand for the drink declines at home.


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