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Roots of Peace

A mural painted in 1960 by late Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro entitled "Roots of Peace" in a tunnel under the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. Photo courtesy: AFP

Twisting tower

A twisting tower clad in reflective aluminium tiles and designed by US architect Frank Gehry in Arles, southern France, during "Les Rencontres de la photographie - Arles 2019" summer photography festival, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will run until September 22.

Underwater museum

Handout image released by Jordan's Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) showing a sunken Jordanian Armed Forces AH-1 Cobra helicopter on the seabed of the Red Sea off the coast of southern port city Aqaba, as part of a new underwater military museum.

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.


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.


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