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Robot show

A man checking a robot at a robot show held to attract tourists ahead of the Qingdao Beer Festival in China's Shandong province.


South African teens fight gun crime with radio broadcast

Every week a group of bubbly South African teens crowd into a studio to play hip-hop music and trade views on the scourge of neighbourhood gun crime for their community radio show.


Let's see them aliens': 1.3 million people vow to storm classified US base

For more than a century, scientists have scoured the known universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, an endeavor that has thus far proved fruitless -- unless you believe the US government is hiding aliens at a remote base in Nevada.


Dharma Dogs: Buddhist chants calm stray Myanmar mutts

Pumped out over speakers, Buddhist chants play for packs of stray dogs at a Yangon shelter in an unusual effort to calm them down as Myanmar struggles to control a ballooning canine population and a deadly rabies scourge.


Historical

General view of Shiite Imam Ali's historical mosque built in 636 AD in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.


'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes

Eleven-year-old Jerry's crime was breaking curfew laws after fleeing violence at home. His punishment? Being sent to a youth detention centre, where he says he endured sexual abuse.


Lavender boom

Lavender fields near Chatuzange-le-Goubet in southeastern France. French lavender has regained a boom, thanks to the explosion of aromatherapy.


Practice

A skateboarder practicing in Havana, Cuba. Without official support or resources, Cuban skateboarders use donated boards on home-made ramps, often under police siege. Photo courtesy: AFP


Taiwanese 'graffiti village' eases elderly loneliness

Nestled in the mist-covered foothills of Taiwan's central mountain range, Ruan Chiao village is virtually devoid of young people, but artist Wu Tsun-hsien is coaxing the Instagram generation back by transforming local homes into a canvas of colour.


Dîner en Blanc

Participants taking part in the annual Dîner en Blanc moments before heavy rain cut short the festivities in Nelson Rockefeller Park in New York City. Over 5,500 guests gathered for the yearly pop-up party which adheres to a strict all-white dress code. Originally founded in Paris in 1988, Dîner en Blanc events have swelled in popularity and are hosted in cities throughout the world.


 

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