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Power station

Fishermen next to a photovoltaic power station built on top of fish ponds in Yangzhou, China.


Taiwanese puppet master fights to save dying art

At 87 years old, Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen Hsi-huang is the star of a new documentary which reflects his determination to revive the dying traditional craft and a late-life renaissance as a high-profile promoter of the art form.


Greek silk road town finds itself back in fashion

Inside the machine-crammed Mouhtarides factory near the Greek-Turkish border, Ioanna Pistola deftly spins a silk thread in a loom, ignoring the deafening noise around her.


This place is the pits: China opens luxury hotel in quarry

A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele.


Stigma or separation: The painful choice facing Myanmar's single mothers

Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a "disgrace".


Shrinking Sea of Galilee has some hoping for a miracle

It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee.


Longest

The world's longest 87.3-meter dragon boat carrying 179 rowers sailing along the Mekong River during a ceremony in Prey Veng province, Cambodia.


In China's Himalayas, a wine 'flying above the clouds'

A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.


Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram

Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.


Migratory

Flamingos seen at a reservoir near Gan Shmuel north of Tel Aviv, Israel. Flamingos pass through Israel on their way to Africa and again when they return to Europe in the summer.


 

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