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In Fukushima ghost town, a factory on the road to rebirth

Namie in Japan's Fukushima region remains a virtual ghost town seven years after a devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster, but officials hope a new factory recycling electric car batteries could help revitalise the area.


Sculpture

The sculpture "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist" by Iraqi American artist Michael Rakowitz, standing on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square of London after it was unveiled. Made from 10,500 empty date syrup cans, the sculpture is a re-creation of a first-millenium-BC Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity that stood at the entrance to Nergal Gate of Nineveh before it was destoryed by the Islamic State group in 2015.


Dance of Death

Dancers performing the Dance of Death during a Holy Week procession in Verges, northeastern Spain.


Power to the people: electricity finally reaches Indian landmark

Deepa Bhoir used to sit in darkness outside her island home and stare at Mumbai glowing in the distance. Now she stays up late watching soap operas -- one of millions of Indians whose lives have been transformed by a drive to get power to every corner of the country.


Cryptocurrency boom breathes life into Alpine village

Up until a century ago, the southern Swiss village of Gondo was famous for gold mining, but the industry closed and Gondo fell on harder times.


Camel power turns sesame into precious oil in Afghanistan

Old Afghan men looking to soothe their aching joints or enrich their rice dishes stand around a tiny shop where they are lulled by a camel's steady steps as sesame oil flows into a plastic bucket.


Take a walk on New York's wild side

From coyotes in the Bronx to red foxes in Queens, raccoons in Manhattan, owls in Brooklyn and deer in Staten Island, wildlife roams the urban jungle of New York.


Worlds apart: Hong Kong's great art divide

As international galleries and wealthy collectors descend on Hong Kong for Art Basel, life for some of the city's creatives is still a struggle to make ends meet.


Hip cafe chain staffed by disabled workers opens in Paris

It is a hip-looking cafe like any other in central Paris, thronged with lunchtime dinners. Except that Joyeux has a little something extra -- many of its cooks and waiters have one more chromosome.


At Riyadh's gold souk, 'Saudization' spells scarcity of salesmen

A Riyadh gold souk festooned with glittering jewellery has run short of salesmen after a government edict to replace foreign workers with Saudis, part of contentious efforts to tackle high unemployment.


 

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