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Dodging traffic, and death, on Manila's railway carts

As soon as the train rumbles past, the men heave their home-made pushcarts back onto the tracks and passengers hop aboard -- cheating death and beating Manila's notorious traffic.

Loi Krathong

People releasing "krathongs" as offerings to the water spirits on a lake at a park in Bangkok to celebrate the Loi Krathong festival.

One of Algeria's last farriers fears for the trade's future

Clutching a glowing red horseshoe between blacksmith's tongs, Meddah Larbi delights in his passion caring for horses' hooves, as one of Algeria's last farriers.

Grab riders

Grab motorbike-taxi riders waiting for customers near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Back stage, Paris Opera keeps venerable crafts alive

At the Paris Opera, people often say that for the curtain to rise on its stars, the talents of 100 different trades are needed behind the scenes

Japan's 'ama' grannies cling to their freediving fishing tradition

A group of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wetsuits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of "ama" -- freediving fisherwomen.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

A "PAW Patrol" balloon floating during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Roots and shoots: China seeks new markets for ancient medicines

A crowd gathers at a Shanghai hospital, queuing for remedies made with plant mixtures and animal parts including scorpions and freeze-dried millipedes -- medicines that China hopes will find an audience overseas.

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians -- but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.

Banksy the rebel on show in Milan

His identity is a mystery that adds to his allure, but a new exhibition in Italy dedicated to street artist Banksy looks beyond the feverish headlines to explore his works as vehicles for protest.



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