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Big Buddha

The Big Buddha temple in Phuket.


Classical concert

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra acknowledging the audience during a classical concert marking the 120th anniversary of the world's oldest classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing's Forbidden City. Once the seat of China's emperors, the palace last played host to a classical music concert in 2001 when the Three Tenors -- Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti -- performed before a 30,000-crowd.


Baby anteater

A one-week-old baby anteater lying on the back of her mother at Amneville Zoo in eastern France. Photo courtesy: AFP


First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history.


Cambodia's 'Rubbish Man' schools children for trash

Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the "Rubbish School" where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.


Modern art, antiques on show at Lebanon cube museum

At a new private museum in Lebanon, a contemporary sculpture of a mortar missile is displayed alongside millenia-old statues retrieved from the bottom of the sea.


Umbrella art

An umbrella art installation at City Center DC in Washington, DC.


'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future

The gentle whirring of the wind turbine speaks volumes of Bhutan's record as the world's only carbon negative country, but major challenges stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a green path over rampant economic expansion.


In Iraq's city of bookshops, theology and poetry rub spines

In the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, poetry and philosophy books compete on laden shelves with economic treatises, the Koran and other theological tomes for students' attention.


Foreigners snap up Istanbul's iconic waterfront mansions

They are among Istanbul's most iconic sights -- magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors.


 

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