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Milky Way

Long-exposure picture showing the Milky Way behind a statue of Buddha in Taikkyi, Myanmar, early morning.

India fights to save its desert heritage havelis

The resplendent mansions of Bikaner once hosted royalty and wealthy merchants passing through India's deserts with their caravans, but centuries later these bygone architectural masterpieces are crumbling.

Straw sculptures

A King Kong sculpture made out of straw in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai. Photo courtesy: AFP


4-month-old polar bear cub Hertha playing with a ball after she was given her name at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin.


Forsythia blossom on a hillside in Seoul.

Full bloom

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo.


Flowers in full bloom from the "indicator tree" at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. The "indicator tree", identified as AF242 by the National Park Service, has reliably been blooming a week to ten days before all other Yoshino cherry trees around the Tidal Basin area for years, and has helped horticulturists make peak bloom predictions.

Hot air balloons

Hot air balloons flying over Putrajaya during the international hot air balloon festival.


Giant puppets from Mozambique performing during a press conference at Hotel de Ville to announce the next season of Paris' Chatelet Theatre.

Desert rose

Visitors admiring an exhibit at the National Museum of Qatar in Doha designed and conceived by French architect Jean Nouvel. Inaugurated on Wednesday, the striking new museum building's design was inspired by desert rose found in Qatar's arid deserts.



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