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What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos

They were as much a symbol of Paris as croissants and the Eiffel Tower, though they had more than a whiff of scandal from the start.


A truck transporting the Christmas tree arrives on the Grand Place square in the historic city centre of Brussels, Belgium.

Camel herding in Western Sahara a passion with pedigree

In the Oued Eddahab desert in Western Sahara, Habiboullah Dlimi raises dairy and racing camels just like his ancestors used to -- but with a little help from modern technology.

Bats and broccoli: exploring London's 'ghost stations'

From film sets to bat sanctuaries and vegetable gardens, London's disused Underground stations host a subterranean world of surprises.

In the deserts of Dubai, salmon farming thrives

From a control room in the middle of Dubai's desert, Norway's sunrises and sunsets and the cool currents of the Atlantic are recreated for the benefit of thousands of salmon raised in tanks despite searing conditions outside.

In desert dunes, electro fans rave about Tunisia tourism

Bass rhythms boom out across the Tunisian Sahara toward a herd of camels, lasers splash colours across the dunes and VIPs sip vodka in what was once a "Star Wars" movie set.

Children's Day

A woman places toys at the Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia, as part of a campaign to raise awareness against child abuse. First established in 1954, World Children's Day is celebrated on November 20 to promote awareness among children worldwide and improving their welfare.

Myanmar town offers glimmer of hope for Muslims enduring 'apartheid'

Htoo Maung sits down to lunch, sharing a bowl of traditional noodle soup with old friends, an ordinary act that has become extraordinary in Myanmar's Rakhine state -- because he is Muslim, and they are Buddhist.

Top dog: Turkmen breed rivals horse for national affection

A gift for foreign leaders, a subject of presidential poetry and the inspiration for a new statue in the capital -- the alabai shepherd dog's stock has never been higher in horse-loving Turkmenistan.

Papal visit

Pope Francis walks with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok.


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