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Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building.

Dog Day

Dogs waiting to enter the ball park for Astros Dog Day at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.


A man sunning himself on the Coney Island boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on a hot afternoon.


Some 25 newly hatched loggerhead turtles and green turtles are being released into the sea in the Mansouri reserve south of Beirut, Lebanon.


A lightning strikes over the Arcachon Basin during a storm in Gujan-Mestras in southwestern France.

Mid-Autumn decorations

Workers installing lanterns on a floating platform in preparation for the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival at Garden by the Bay in Singapore.

Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world's oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.


People taking part in a parade to celebrate the World Day of Laziness in Itagui near Medellin, Colombia. Photo courtesy: AFP

Ice cafe

Customers inside the ICE cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. Opened in June, the igloo-themed cafe draws crowds to sip warm latte while sitting on blocks of ice as industrial air-conditioners blast overhead.

Cat snap: Tokyo 'lucky cat' temple draws Instagrammers

Tokyo's Gotokuji temple has long attracted spiritual visitors with its thousands of figurines of beckoning white cats, thought to bring good luck. But of late it has brought in another breed: Instagrammers.


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