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Japanese men stepping in a fountain to be purified during the annual Naked Man Festival or 'Hadaka Matsuri' at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, western Japan.

Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws.

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Desert wetland

Pink flamingos at the Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai's only desert wetland occupying some 6.2 sq km on the banks of Dubai Creek.

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

Dubai street art turns urban sprawl into open-air museum

The streets of Dubai may be known for architectural superlatives like Burj Khalifa, the highest of the world's high-rises, and the Middle East's largest shopping centre Dubai Mall.

Night beaching

People enjoying an artificial beach in Antofagasta, Chile, after sundown to avoid harmful ultraviolet rays.

On the road with Bangladesh's female rickshaw wallah

As Bangladesh's only known woman rickshaw wallah, Mosammat Jasmine may be a feminist icon but to the passengers she cycles around the streets of Chittagong, she is known as "Crazy Auntie".

Migrants get crash course in French university life

A lawyer from Sudan, a footballer from Iran, an aeronautical engineer from Eritrea: They are among 80 migrants who have traded France's "Jungle" tent camp for a chance to earn a French degree and a new life.


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