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Golden-age glitterati return on canvas to old Lebanon hotel

Inside an abandoned century-old hotel near Lebanon's capital, paintings of the Arab world's once powerful and famous hang around a worn poker table, testimony to its glamourous past before the civil war.

Tulip fest

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival at Silvan in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, where more than one million flowering bulbs are on show, including over 900,000 tulips.

The Spanish town that wants to shed 100,000 kilos

In a remote corner of northwestern Spain, a small town has set itself the ultimate weight loss challenge: by early 2020, its residents must shed 100,000 kilos (220,500 pounds).

Creepy preview

An actor performs during the media preview of "Halloween Horror Nights" at the Universal Studios on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Bird-singing contest

Over 1,600 birds from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore take part in the annual bird-singing contest in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat.

Light show

Designs projected on the façade of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany during the rehearsal for a light show from September 26 to 30 to mark the end of First World War.


Hindu devotees hoisting the "Lingo" wooden pole, a symbol of unity, victory and power, on the first day of the Indra Jatra festival at Hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day festival celebrates Indra, the King of Gods and God of Rains. During the festival, Kumari, the living goddess, is also taken around the capital city in a procession.

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

Contemporary art

Contemporary Art, Latin America's largest open-air museum in Brumadinho, some 60km southeast of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Mother and daughter

A 3-week-old white rhinoceros standing next to her mother Tanda, 25, at Ramat Gan Safari near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.



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