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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.


Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: "Spin up. Place your bets."


Paddy art

Image of a "thousand-hand Bodhisattva" created using different varieties of rice in a paddy field in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province.


Dragon boat race

Contestants rowing a dragon boat during the Dragon Boat Festival in Guilin in China's southern Guangxi province.


World Cup colors

A passenger waiting for a trolleybus painted with the designs of 2018 World Cup in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.


Digital installation

A woman bouncing on a trampoline with an "intergalactic" projection at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo.


Outdoor artwork

"The Mastaba", an unfinished outdoor artwork made up of over 7,000 stacked barrels by Bulgarian artist Christo Vladimirov Javachef beside the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London.


Button football

People playing button football in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Every weekend, some 20 to 30 players meet in the city to play with customized colorful buttons inspired by teams and legendary players around the world.


 

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