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Blame the Moon

Artist performing during the "Tutta colpa della Luna" or "Blame the Moon" festivities down Rio di Cannaregio, one of Venice's famed canals, to mark 50 years since man first walked on the moon.

Blacksmiths keep alive the flame of China's molten steel 'fireworks'

Blacksmith Wang De flings a ladle of molten steel against a cold brick wall, sparking a spectacle of white-hot light in the night sky and keeping alive the flame of a centuries-old Lunar New Year tradition.

Lantern festival

A blacksmith throwing molten metal against a cold stone wall to create a shower of sparks on the eve of the Lantern Festival which marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations in Nuanquan in China's Hebei province.


The immersive exhibition "Nuit étoilée" devoted to painter Vincent Van Gogh by multimedia artist Gianfranco Iannuzzi, at L'Atelier des Lumières, the first Digital Art Centre in Paris. The exhibition will run from February 22 to December 31, 2019.

Tree of the Year

A cork oak tree with its stem resembling a large bird, chosen as the French Tree of the Year 2018, is pictured in Ghisonaccia on the island of Corsica. The tree will represent France in "European Tree of the Year 2019" contest on February 28.

Light festival

Sharjah municipality headquarters decorated with colorful lights during the Sharjah Light Festival in UAE.

Potatoes on the menu at North Korean cooking contest

Lined up in cavernous rooms at a state restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korean chefs carefully assemble their dishes, watched by crowds of onlookers at a cooking competition in a country that suffers chronic food shortages.

Travelling classroom bridges digital divide in Benin

School was out, but on an afternoon in rural Benin, 11-year-old Ambroise rushed to a tree-shaded parking lot, his day's learning not yet done.


Farmers harvesting water mimosa, a popular Cambodian vegetable dish, at a farm in Phnom Penh.

Say it with roses

Roses seen at a rose plantation in Cayambe, Ecuador, ahead of Valentine's Day.



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