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A worker collects marigold flowers for the upcoming Tihar (Diwali) festival in Ichangu Narayan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Double vision: once-divided Berlin still has two of everything

Berlin is a city with two of everything, thanks to the rival sides competing during the Cold War to delight citizens with zoos, television towers or football teams.

Clown convention

Clowns attend the XXIV Convention of Clowns in Mexico City.

The climate activist preaching on New York's subway

Richard McLachlan stands in the middle of a New York subway car and begins to shout at a dozen passengers mostly engrossed in their phones.

From death strip to 'Green Belt' of life

Olaf Olejnik served among the guards patrolling the heavily fortified border deterring freedom-seeking East Germans from escaping to the capitalist West three decades ago.


An artist displays statues of Hindu goddess Lakshmi for sale at a roadside stall ahead of the Diwali festival, or Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India.

Anger at Singapore restaurant 'grab-a-crab' machine

A Singapore restaurant Thursday suspended a bizarre promotional stunt where customers use an arcade-style machine with a mechanical claw to catch live crabs after it sparked uproar online.

From hotbed of crime to joggers' paradise: Nairobi forest thrives

"We would collect dead, dumped bodies. Some were decomposing... others were fresh," said John Chege of his early days policing Nairobi's Karura Forest, back when thieves and murderers outnumbered joggers and dog walkers in the woods.

The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon

Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, and native to the Amazon.

Video stars: Russian child bloggers score millions of 'likes'

Liza Anokhina was 11 when people started recognising her in the street. Now a year older, she is one of Russia's most popular child bloggers with 2.3 million followers on Instagram.


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