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Hedonist hounds escape the dog's life on India's mean streets

Velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and non-alcoholic beers imported from Belgium: the life of a pampered pooch in India would leave many humans envious.


Toilet

View inside a toilet at Zhouji Green Expo Garden Park in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. China's president has ordered the country to march on in its "revolution" to clean up notoriously dirty and foul-smelling public bathrooms in a bid to improve quality of life and boost tourism.


Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

Gently, Kenzo the sea turtle is lowered onto a beach where a scattering of bottle caps, candy wrappers, yoghurt cups and discarded flipflops scar an otherwise idyllic setting.


New city of the dead takes shape underneath Jerusalem

Under the serene and silent hills of Jerusalem's largest Jewish cemetery, a team drills into stone to create a vast underground burial site, melding modern technologies with ancient concepts.


Christmas

Christmas market at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Square.


Dying alone in the world's most populous city

The stench of flesh rotting on a sultry day fills the air as cleaner Hidemitsu Ohshima steps into a tiny Tokyo apartment where a dead man lay decomposing for three weeks.


Cirque

Artistes of Canadian entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil rehearsing the show "Soda Stereo Septimo Dia" in Mexico City.


Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm

After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul teemed with fish.


Beyond adolescence

My sister's daughter went off to college at 18 and immediately went a little crazy. She had always been a good kid, but when she was on her own, she drank like a fish, was sexually promiscuous, and failed three of her classes.


St.Helena: the island that time forgot

Coin-operated telephone boxes, a capital without a cash machine and a local shop with a wooden floor: St. Helena is Britain of yesteryear, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.


 

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