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Power of the Sun

Solar panels at Cerro Dominador, the first thermosolar power plant in Latin America in Antofagasta, Chile.


Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain, a hillside covered with biblical messages and symbols built over a period of 30 years by Vermont artist Leonard Knight in Slab City, California, about 80km north of the Mexican border.


Ancient Aleppo souk poised to regain its bustle

On the domed roof of a historical market in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, architect Bassel al-Daher moves between workers painstakingly working to erase the scars of war.


Will artificial intelligence be the future of music?

They may never be able to fill a stadium for a rock concert, but computers are making inroads in the music industry, capable of producing songs -- and convincingly so -- as illustrated at the South by Southwest festival in Texas.


Kaws

Aerial photo showing Kaws Holiday Companion inflatable sculpture by US artist Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, at a shipyard in Hong Kong. The 37-meter-long sculpture will be docked in Victoria Harbour from March 22 to 31 as part of Hong Kong Arts Month.


Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

A young nun breathes deeply as she peers up at a statue of an angel bathed in softly coloured light streaming through a church, and as she exhales, you can see her breath.


Shrovetide

Women serving pancakes during the festivities of Shrovetide or Maslenitsa in the village of Leninskoe some 20km from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


YouTuber's quest to visit Taiwan's dwindling allies

From battling a storm in the Solomon Islands to consulting a witch doctor in eSwatini, Ben Wu has trekked some of the world's less-trodden paths as he embarks on a quest to visit all of Taiwan's dwindling diplomatic allies.


Fur

An installation of a bear made of sewing needles by Xie Yong on display in Shenyang, China, calling for an end to the fur trade.


World designed for men constantly failing women: author

A "gender data gap" is making the lives of women around the world more dangerous -- from the misdiagnosis of heart attacks to ill-fitting protective equipment, according to a new book published this week in Britain.


 

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