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Beer o'clock in the Amazon: the tribe that loves to party

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, it's that time again -- beer o'clock.


The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space

Three and a half years before Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, a dog called Laika was in 1957 the first living creature to orbit the Earth.


Dragon boat race

Cambodian participants rowing their dragon boats during the annual Water Festival on Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh.


Sculpture by the Sea

A sculpture on display between Bondi and Tamarama beaches as part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. Celebrating its 21st year, Sculpture by the Sea is the largest free-to-the-public annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the world.


Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth -- and help create a new kind of space archaeology.


Remote Amazon tribe tries to straddle two worlds

Transfixed, tribal villagers in Brazil's Amazon rainforest look up, pointing at the sky.


Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a time

Deep in Indonesia's easternmost province, a group of birdwatchers wait in earnest hoping to glimpse the renowned birds-of-paradise. Once plentiful in Papua's jungles, rampant poaching and deforestation have devastated populations.


Day of the Dead

Revelers taking part in the Catrinas Parade in Mexico City as they prepare to celebrate the Day of the Dead highlighting the character of La Catrina created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada.


Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwaters

At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark in over 10,000 years of human settlement.


Putting elegance into age: US granny beauty queens

Beauty pageants may conjure up images of young women in bikinis, but in Atlantic City a roomful of sequined grandmothers and great-grandmothers are putting their best stiletto forward.


 

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