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Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

A young nun breathes deeply as she peers up at a statue of an angel bathed in softly coloured light streaming through a church, and as she exhales, you can see her breath.


Shrovetide

Women serving pancakes during the festivities of Shrovetide or Maslenitsa in the village of Leninskoe some 20km from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


YouTuber's quest to visit Taiwan's dwindling allies

From battling a storm in the Solomon Islands to consulting a witch doctor in eSwatini, Ben Wu has trekked some of the world's less-trodden paths as he embarks on a quest to visit all of Taiwan's dwindling diplomatic allies.


Fur

An installation of a bear made of sewing needles by Xie Yong on display in Shenyang, China, calling for an end to the fur trade.


World designed for men constantly failing women: author

A "gender data gap" is making the lives of women around the world more dangerous -- from the misdiagnosis of heart attacks to ill-fitting protective equipment, according to a new book published this week in Britain.


Longboard

Longboarder Mu Qing riding her board in Chengdu, China. A growing number of young Chinese women are posting videos of their longboarding adventures on the social media, giving the sport unprecedented exposure.


Congos and Devils

Revelers taking part in the "Congos and Devils" festival in Nombre de Dios, Panama. The celebration dates back to the colonial times with "congos" representing African slaves and "devils" the Spanish conquerors.


The Egg

An artist performing in Cirque du Soleil's touring circus production "Ovo" ("The Egg") at Mineirinho Gymnasium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Das Kartoon: Romance meets propaganda in China's Marx anime

The Chinese Communist Party is trying a new way to woo younger people, commissioning an anime series whose hero is clean-shaven, slim and a hopeless romantic -- Karl Marx.


Fired cancer patient exposes plight of Hong Kong's foreign maids

The case of a Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong who was sacked after being diagnosed with cervical cancer -- leaving her without healthcare -- shines a light on the exploitation of tens of thousands of foreign women who toil as maids in the wealthy city.


 

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