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Solar farm

Photovoltaic panels at the solar power plant in La Colle des Mees in southeastern France. The 112,000 solar panels cover an area of 200 hectares with a total capacity of 100MW.


Valley of dolls: scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village

In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street with not a living soul to be seen.


Chinese farmer breeds bugs for the table

As farmer Li Bingcai opened the door to his cockroach farm in southwest China, an insect the size of a dart flew into his face.


Laos New Year

People dressed as legendary ancestors Pou Nyer and Nyar Nyer along with their guardian lion Singkheo Singkham to mark the Laos New Year or Pi Mai at Wat Xiengthong, Luang Prabang.


Seals, caviar and oil: Caspian Sea faces pollution threat

Seals waddling along the waterfront were once a common sight in Baku Bay, the Caspian Sea home of Azerbaijan's capital.


S. Korean gay soldiers trapped in legal bind

Productive and driven, he was a model army officer, but he had a secret: he was in a gay sexual relationship with a fellow soldier -- a crime under South Korea's military law.


Ghost ships of Lagos, a haven of crime

The two men in the motorised wooden canoe look around warily as they leave a towering shipwreck in the Lagos lagoon, with the barrels of oil on board barely concealed under rags.


Sumo

Sumo wrestlers taking part in the "honozumo" ceremonial sumo exhibition on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.


Songkran

Revelers and elephants splashing water at one another during a ceremony to celebrate the Songkran Buddhist New Year in Ayutthaya, Thailand.


Presidential busts

Standing nearly 20 feet tall, 43 US presidential busts from George Washington to George W Bush are seen at the bankrupted Presidents Park in Croaker, Virginia.


 

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