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CNY flower fair

A man inspecting a peach flower tree at a flower stall during the Lunar New Year fair in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.


Spy museum

Some of the items on display at the KGB Spy Museum in New York. The exhibit presents a never-before-seen collection covering activities of KGB agents and revealing the methods underlying many of history's top secret espionage operations. Housed in a former warehouse on 14th Street, the vast exhibition hall is home to some 3,500 original period objects which Lithuanian historian and the museum's designer Julius Urbaitis claims to have gathered after 30 years of research "around the world".


Lion dance

Divers performing a traditional lion dance inside an aquarium at Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations.


Transparent

Discolored fish with their muscles digested by enzyme and their bones and cartilages colored by chemicals, on display during the Transparent Fish Exhibition at Aquaria KLCC.


Lion dance

Dancers preparing to perform the lion dance at Kaifang Culture headquarters ahead of the Lunar New Year in Xushui in China's Hebei province. Kaifang Culture is the oldest lion dance company operating in northern China for four generations.


Tourists dip into 'human hotpot' ahead of Chinese New Year

A tourist town in eastern China is trying to attract health conscious visitors with hot springs designed to look like a fiery hotpot, a popular Chinese dish said to drive away winter blues.


Philippine 'jeepney' artists stalked by extinction

Bernardo de la Cruz casts his eyes around the nearly silent workshop where he used to toil overtime hand-painting custom decor on jeepneys, the singularly Philippine minibuses facing the scrapheap.


Red lanterns

People walking past red lanterns at a park in Beijing ahead of the Chinese New Year.


A stitch in time to save Egypt's ancient tentmaking craft

Mohsen al-Khayami has for years watched sadly as his once lucrative craft business dwindled and fellow artisans deserted the ancient art known as Khayamiya, or tentmaking, for better paying jobs.


Into the arena for camel wrestling in Turkey

Erol Bilgin has high hopes. His camel, Kara Elmas (Black Diamond), might not have won the beauty contest the day before, but it might well fare better in the main event, the wrestling competition.


 

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