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Playing with history: Corsica's Playmobil homage to Napoleon

Tucked away on a side street near the Corsican home where Napoleon Bonaparte was born, a mini museum invites young minds to relive the French emperor's story -- through scenes painstakingly built from hundreds of Playmobil figurines.

On the frontline of India's human-elephant war

On the day Yogesh became another of the dozens of Indians trampled to death each year, the coffee plantation worker knew from the fire crackers set off nearby that danger was at hand.

Thai 'Indiana Jones' divers scour Bangkok's murky river for treasure

Kneeling before his homemade metal scuba helmet, Bhoomin Samang prays for good fortune before he dives into the day's work -- scouring the bed of Bangkok's Chao Phraya river for sunken treasure.


Seals enjoying the sunny weather on the Helgoland island beach in northern Germany.

Scream Horror

Actors from Knott's Scary Farm posing at the annual Midsummer Scream Horror Convention in Long Beach, California. The two-day event brings together special effects artists, horror fans and movie studios in preparation for Halloween.

Stone Age Park

Staff in Neolithic times clothes lighting a fire at the Stone Age Park Dithmarschen in Albersdor, Germany. The Stone Age Park is an open-air archaeological museum where visitors can try out handicraft and skills used in prehistoric times. Photo courtesy: AFP


Historical scenes are projected on the medieval Beaufort Castle, known in Arabic as Al-Shaqif Citadel, near the southern Lebanese town of Arnoun.

It's a small world: In Japan, moss wins hearts

Kaori Shibo bent her head down and peered through a magnifying glass in a forest in central Japan, emitting a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss.

Pony swim

Wild ponies swimming across the Assateague Channel during the 93rd annual Pony Swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague in the US state of Virginia to be auctioned off.

China 'waterfall' skyscraper hit by torrent of ridicule

A skyscraper in southwest China that boasts what its owner calls the world's largest man-made waterfall has become the latest example of over-the-top architecture to draw national ridicule.



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