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French nudists get cheeky with theme park and museum outings

After a nude yoga class in a Paris park and a "no clothes day" at the city's trendiest art museum, hundreds of naturists are due to descend on a theme park near the French capital Sunday for a spot of trampolining.


Light Festival

The Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem Old City during the annual Light Festival featuring Israeli and international artists.


It's in the blood: guiding rafts down Poland's mountain gorge

Stanislaw Migdal sinks his long wooden pole into the water with a practised hand. For decades now, the mountain river guide has been propelling rafts full of tourists down southern Poland's Dunajec River Gorge in keeping with a 200-year-old tradition.


Hello Kitty train

West Japan Railway handout image showing a Shinkansen train adorned with special livery bearing the character Hello Kitty at Hakata car maintenance center in Fukuoka prefecture. Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek bullet train with special carriages festooned with the images of Hello Kitty has been unveiled before chugging into service from June 25.


Music fest

Dancers from China's Guangxi cultural and Art Troupe performing during the International Music Festival at Abdulhusain Abdulredha Theatre in Kuwait City.


'Green gold': Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees

The change is drastic: around the region of Heroshah, previously arid hills are now covered with forest as far as the horizon. In northwestern Pakistan, hundreds of millions of trees have been planted to fight deforestation.


On NY's rooftops, old-style wooden water tanks hang tough

They are part of New York's skyline and millions of people unknowingly depend on them: behold, the venerable rooftop water tank, made of plain old wood.


'Crazy' or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia's 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina.


'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem.


Saudi gears up to end women driving ban

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.


 

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