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From the subway to the orchestra, the virtuoso sound of Venezuela's exiles

The lights dim and the musicians start tuning the instruments they cared for along the arduous journey across South America, from Venezuela to Argentina, where they are about to perform their first concert.

S.Africa divers risk all to poach marine delicacies for China diners

One Saturday night in August, Deurick van Blerk, 26, climbed into his small boat off the coast of Cape Town on another of his illegal fishing expeditions. He never returned.

Tiger cubs

A newborn white Bengal tiger cub in Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, Southern China.

Bulgaria urged to save communist-era architectural masterpiece

Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago.

Northern Lights

The aurora borealis, also known as Northern Lights, is seen over Godafoss Waterfall in northern Iceland.

Fleeing electricity, Mexico Mennonites seek new home

The desert of northern Mexico seemed so perfect when the Mennonites moved here 26 years ago: a place free from electricity, television or cars.

Big Buddha

The Big Buddha temple in Phuket.

Classical concert

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra acknowledging the audience during a classical concert marking the 120th anniversary of the world's oldest classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing's Forbidden City. Once the seat of China's emperors, the palace last played host to a classical music concert in 2001 when the Three Tenors -- Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti -- performed before a 30,000-crowd.

Baby anteater

A one-week-old baby anteater lying on the back of her mother at Amneville Zoo in eastern France. Photo courtesy: AFP

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history.



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