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South African villagers tap into trend for superfood baobab

From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a "superfood".


Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela.


Festival

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.


Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.


Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region -- but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand to catch the perpetrators.


AI health care as China faces doctor shortage

Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone -- without a doctor present.


Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF's baby factory

The mother was admitted at 9.30am, the birth recorded at 9.35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily.


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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