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Roudabouts that tell a town's stories

Many existing roundabouts have been replaced by sets of ugly traffic lights, forcing the once ubiquitous traffic circles--symbols of civilized motoring--into oblivion.


Glass bottle temple

The perimeter wall of Wat Charokpadang in Sik, Kedah, is decorated with designs made of glass bottles.


Agricultural designs

An image of a dragon created using different varieties of rice in a paddy field during the harvesting season in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province. Photo courtesy: AFP


Big Anxiety

A visitor experiencing Snoosphere, an interactive multi-sensory installation that encourages people to feel their way through a host of objects and surfaces, during the media launch of the Big Anxiety Festival in Sydney, Australia.


Humble bicycle back in vogue in Cuba

The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public transportation.


Contortion

12-year-old Palestinian boy Yousef Al-Bahtini invited to attempt the record attempt for "fastest time to travel 20 meters in a contortion roll" by Guinness World Records, shows off his acrobatic skills as he contorts his body in Gaza City.


Pink chocolate

Ruby chocolate, a new pink chocolate obtained without adding berries, flavors or colorants, is presented to the media at the Barry Callebaut Belgium factory in Lebbeke-Wieze. Barry Callebaut, world leader in cocoa, presented Ruby (pink) chocolate as the fourth category, along with dark chocolate, milk and white, in the name of a cocoa bean of the same name.


Seeing Kulim on a bike

More and more people are joining cycling trips in Kulim in recent years.


Resurrection

A giant tortoise at the Galapagos National Park in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. A breeding program in Galapagos Islands attempts to resurrect a species of giant tortoise thought to have been extinct for over 150 years.


Olympics: Spiralling costs a risk for Paris 2024

With Paris set to be awarded the 2024 Olympics, one of the organisers' biggest challenges will be to keep within budget -- a challenge that has defeated so many of their predecessors.


 

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