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The disappearing jobs of yesterday

Ahead of May Day, AFP reporters, video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies.


Stone stacking contest brings gravity-defying sculptures to Scottish beach

Sculpture artists gathered in Scotland on Sunday to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.


Back to the sea

Newly-hatched baby Olive Ridley turtles making their way to the sea on a beach in eastern India's Odisha state. Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles are hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal in Odisha over the past few days.


Scooter rental

Three scooter rental companies Bird, LimeBike and Spin have been served a cease-and-desist notice as the San Francisco board of supervisors considers a proposed ordinance to keep people from riding scooters on sidewalks, parking them in the middle of sidewalks and to require riders to wear helmets and have a drivers license.


Commemorative mugs

Hand-painted commemorative mugs with messages celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent, central England.


Commonwealth Canopy

A rainforest design is being projected onto Buckingham Palace in London, part of Queen Elizabeth II Commonwealth Canopy global conservation initiative to preserve forests for future generations.


Ball parade

A boy looking at a ball representing Australia, part of the "Ball Parade Russia 2018" on display along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. The exhibition presents 32 balls that make reference to each of the countries taking part in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.


Water fight

Revellers splashing water over one another while celebrating the Songkran festival in Bangkok.


Giant head

Workers putting the finishing touches on a "giant head" display at the Gardens by the Bay flower dome in Singapore for the 6th edition annual tulip festival from April 13 to May 13.


Archaeological sites

Inscriptions on rose-colored sandstone in the Nabataean archaeological site of al-Hijr near the northwestern Saudi town of al-Ula.


 

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