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Sumo wrestlers taking part in the "honozumo" ceremonial sumo exhibition on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.


Revelers and elephants splashing water at one another during a ceremony to celebrate the Songkran Buddhist New Year in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Presidential busts

Standing nearly 20 feet tall, 43 US presidential busts from George Washington to George W Bush are seen at the bankrupted Presidents Park in Croaker, Virginia.

Mexican avocado town lives with twin threats: volcano and Trump

The avocado growers of Tochimilco, a small village in central Mexico at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano, are used to it threatening them with spurts of molten rock and ash.

'Flight shame' has Swedes rethinking air travel

Saddled with long dark winters at home, Swedes have for decades been frequent flyers seeking out sunnier climes, but a growing number are changing their ways because of air travel's impact on the climate.


Undated handout photo from the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities showing divers exploring the ruins of an ancient shipwreck on the Aegean island of Alonissos in Greece. Greece's culture ministry plans to open some of the country's ancient shipwrecks to visitors.

Cuba's worker bees boost thriving honey business

In the floral valleys of Cuba's Matanzas province, old fashioned farming means bees can swarm without the threat of pesticides that have decimated populations across the world.

Milky Way

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

Pearls of wisdom: Japan's cultured farms still glisten

In Japan's picturesque Ago Bay, a couple sits in a little hut picking out oysters from a net, cleaning them carefully one-by-one before replacing them gently back in the water.

As new emperor arrives, Japan remembers bygone boom era

"Money dripping off trees": that was the sentiment in Tokyo the last time a new emperor took the throne, at the height of Japan's economic boom. But things have changed.



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