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Ganesh

An artisan giving the final touches to a sculpture of Lord Ganesh ahead of the "Ganesh Chaturthi" festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India.


Training individuals with special needs to be independent

If given proper training, an individual with special needs could also be turned into a competent farmer, baker, craftsman or anyone who can contribute positively to the society.


Thick smoke chokes Brazil's north as Amazon fires rage

Blackened tree trunks lay smoldering on the charred ground as thick smoke chokes the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, a scene of devastation that is being repeated across the "lungs of the planet."


Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

US preacher Roxanne Caleb blinked away the tears as she emerged from a pitch-dark dungeon where African slaves were once held before being shipped across the Atlantic to America.


Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste.


Underground church

Tourists visiting the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an underground church built into a salt mine some 45km north of Bogota, Colombia.


Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children's education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom.


Colombians combat stress with 'Day of Laziness'

Colombians in the city of Itagui hauled mattresses and hammocks into the streets to mark the annual "World Laziness Day," a quirky effort to urge overstressed workers to slow down.


Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Syria Kurd children

In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin's pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside.


'I'm here 24/7': Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.


 

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