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How a Macedonian town became epicenter of fake news

Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an epicentre of "fake news" during the 2016 US presidential race.


Trump balloon

Activists floating a giant balloon depicting President Donald Trump to protest against Trump's visit to London after he launched an attack on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy.


Living a double life: Indonesia's atheists fear jail or worse

As a university student, Luna Atmowijoyo prayed five times a day, refused to shake hands with men who weren't relatives and was "more fundamentalist" than her pious Muslim parents.


Banquet on a cliff

Guests taking part in a banquet held along the edge of a cliff 2,000m above the sea level at Laojun Mountain in Luoyang in China's central Henan province. Photo courtesy: AFP


Sunflower

A sunflower field in Mengkofen, southern Germany.


Passing the baton: Chinese conductors seek global fame

Jing Huan twirls her conductor's baton nervously in the wings while the brass and string sections of China's Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra tune their instruments.


Steeped in history but crumbling, Albania's 'slanted city'

The Lolomani dwelling, formerly the home of the Ottoman period family of that name, was once an impressive sight in the mountainside town of Gjirokastra in southern Albania.


Goldfish

A goldfish display during press preview of the 2016 EDO Nihonbashi Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo.


A 'Japanese tip': the origami art left by diners

Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in Japan's Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye -- a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape.


Stamped out by war and communism, Polish luxury is back

A grey Ferrari comes to a halt in Warsaw and a young woman emerges. Wearing Chanel sunglasses and carrying a little dog, she enters the Raffles Europejski hotel, a symbol of the luxury that has returned to Poland.


 

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