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Want to escape Sao Paulo's traffic? Take a flying taxi

While Uber has changed ground transport in many cities, Sao Paulo's infernal traffic jams have sparked a new app that opens the sky to commuters: Voom, a helicopter taxi service that charges according to distance and the passenger's weight.

Veggied dog

A free veggied dog for lunch from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) during their veggie dog giveaway on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, countering a National Hot Dog Day event held at the same placel.

From the outer space

These rare meteorites offer the visitors a glimpse into the mysterious outer space.

Abused generosity

They came in and swept everything -- food enough for a hundred people -- into large plastic bags they brought.

New life

French artist Leo Arti standing next to one of her paintings. Founded in 1873, former railway station Villa 25 de Agosto in Florida, Uruguay, became a "grey town" following the end of train services, before Arti put colors to its walls and returned it to life.

Out of the woods: Thai 'hermits' harness web to go global

From communing with forest spirits to whipping up love potions, Thailand's cave-dwelling hermits once conducted their supernatural endeavours with just ancient magic and ritual as their guide.


African penguins swiming inside a water tank at Tokyo's Sunshine Aquarium.

Inside Alibaba

Employees shopping for souvenir goods at Alibaba Xixi Park in Hangzhou, China.

Pain runs deep for Taiwan artists 30 years after 'White Terror'

When saxophonist Chen Shen-ching was jailed during Taiwan's "White Terror" political purges, it was music that helped him hold on to his sanity.

Military tattoo

Members from the Guard of honor of the Chinese People's Liberation Army performing during the International Military Tattoo in Hong Kong, as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the city's handover to China.


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