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Foreigners snap up Istanbul's iconic waterfront mansions

They are among Istanbul's most iconic sights -- magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors.

Save the corals

Performers swimming in the lighted water of Hirschengraben Indoor Swimming Pool in Bern during an artistic performance by Swiss visual artist Pipilotti Rist and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to denounce the disappearance of corals due to warming and acidification of the ocean. Photo courtesy: AFP

Ball Game

"Ball Game", an ensemble of five large-scale hyper-realistic sport balls (football, basketball, tennis, volleyball and golf) by Argentine conceptual artist Leandro Erlich in Buenos Aires at the beginning of Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

Milk buffaloes

Some 560 female buffaloes are raised for their milk, among the most expensive on the market, in Almont-les-Junies in central France.

'Jewel of Roman Empire' faces Libya dangers

Perched on the edge of Libya's Mediterranean coast, the ancient city of Sabratha remains an awe-inspiring spectacle, the pink columns of its amphitheatre towering above turquoise waters.

Bangladesh kids turn the tide on climate change aboard floating schools

Mosammat Rekha's older cousins grew up unable to read and write, their tiny village so frequently cut off from the nearest school by floods that would rise suddenly in their remote corner of disaster-prone Bangladesh.


Crystal Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

Mass shooting

Visitors looking at the 58 new crosses set up by retired carpenter Greg Zanis for shooting victims in Las Vegas on the first anniversary of the massacre, the deadliest in US history.

Date palm

A man picking up dates from a palm tree at a farm in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Wooden library lures bookworms outside Beijing

Deep in the heart of a valley surrounded by rocky hills, a wooden library sits just over a creek on the outskirts of Beijing, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.



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