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Museum lawn

"Lawn", the 2019 Summer Block Party installation, is a vast sloping green space mimicking grass built on a scaffolding superstructure and featuring hammocks, lawn games and snacks, inside the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Artists battle expulsion as rents rise in booming Berlin

A cemetery has popped up outside a Berlin block of art studios called Treptow Ateliers, with half a dozen crosses marked "Demolition" or "Expulsion".

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.

Man pours water on Baidu CEO at AI conference

A man burst on to a stage and poured water over the head of Baidu CEO Robin Li as the founder of China's dominant search engine spoke at a company-sponsored event on Artificial Intelligence on Wednesday.

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.

Hong Kong police retake parliament from anti-government protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas early Tuesday to regain control of the city's parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China.


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