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Purification

Balinese taking part in the Melasti ceremony at Petitenget Beach near Denpasar, Bali. Melasti is a purification festival held several days before "Nyepi", the day of silence when Balinese Hindus are not allowed to work, travel or take part in any indulgence.


In Colombia, birders find their version of Eden

Despite his small stature, 10-year-old Juan David Camacho has big dreams: pacing through Colombia's jungle with binoculars in tow, he aims to spot all the bird species his country offers.


Beyond belief: From strict ultra-Orthodox roots to street artist

With her nose piercing, jeans and sweatshirt, rising street artist Sara Erenthal looks nothing like what she was 20 years ago -- a member of an extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish group.


Honey hunters defy angry bees to harvest treetop treasure

On a moonless night deep in the Malaysian rainforest, two men perched precariously on high branches use a smoking torch to draw thousands of bees from a treetop hive, braving the angry swarm to collect their prized honey.


Hi-tech conservationists fight Indonesia wildlife crime

From cutting-edge DNA barcoding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to hi-tech tools in their battle against Indonesia's animal traffickers.


Blind singers break through Bangkok's sound barrier

Strumming his guitar with ease and backed by a drummer, Singhkum Boonriang belts out covers of Thai ballads as strangers pass by on a busy Bangkok afternoon.


Portugal leases empty monasteries, forts to boost tourism

The star-shaped walls of the hilltop town of Elvas dominate the plains of Portugal's southern Alentejo region near the border with Spain.


Women

A McDonald's sign is turned upside down on the International Women's Day in Lynwood, California.


Women blazing a trail in 'men's jobs'

In the ring, battling flames or lifting off into space, women have entered professions generally considered to be men's jobs.


Hotel hunting: mission impossible in tribal Iraq

In Iraq's Anbar province, visitors can be hard pressed to find a hotel room as tribal tradition makes housing guests a point of honour.


 

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