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Hot air balloons

Some 200 hot air balloons from more than 23 countries take part in the XVIII International Balloon Festival in Leon, Mexico.

Art installation

Art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei "Sunflower Seeds" on display at the National Gallery of Singapore.

China's youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown

In China, where children are often saddled with a packed schedule of extracurricular activities before they even enter grade school, some parents are making room for a surprising pursuit: hip-hop dance classes.

Looters plunder Albania's sunken treasures

Albania's long underexplored coastal waters have become a hotspot for treasure hunters scooping up ancient pottery, sunken ship parts and other shell-encrusted relics that have lain on the seabed for centuries.

Brick art

A visitor taking a picture of a sculpture of "Klimt Kiss" made with Lego bricks by US artist Nathan Sawaya on display during "The Art of the Brick" exhibition at Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin, Italy.

Light festival

Giant animal-shaped light structures at Jardin des Plantes Zoo in Paris during the "Espèces en voie d'illumination" light festival running from November 16 to January 15.

Power station

Fishermen next to a photovoltaic power station built on top of fish ponds in Yangzhou, China.

Taiwanese puppet master fights to save dying art

At 87 years old, Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen Hsi-huang is the star of a new documentary which reflects his determination to revive the dying traditional craft and a late-life renaissance as a high-profile promoter of the art form.

Greek silk road town finds itself back in fashion

Inside the machine-crammed Mouhtarides factory near the Greek-Turkish border, Ioanna Pistola deftly spins a silk thread in a loom, ignoring the deafening noise around her.

This place is the pits: China opens luxury hotel in quarry

A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele.



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