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Mobile barber cuts a dash with Afro-Caribbean Londoners

In a quiet street in south London's trendy Brixton district, known for its ethnic diversity, 25-year-old Kristian Robertson parks his trailblazing mobile salon.

Choir helps Rio's homeless sing a different tune

For years, Edson Santos has slept in an abandoned taxi or on church steps in Rio de Janeiro. Now the 58-year-old is trying to sing a different tune in a choir for the homeless.


The Machu Picchu complex, an Inca fortress enclave in the southeastern Andes of Peru.

Tank Man

The "Tank Man" artwork by dissident Chinese artist Baidiucao (巴丢草) on display in front of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

Banksy's home city an urban canvas for elusive artist

Five years ago, British street artist Banksy adorned the side of a once uninspiring white brick building in Bristol with the familiar image of a girl gazing out solemnly.

Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?

It conjures up the atmosphere of rail travel from a bygone golden age, steaming through Europe experiencing top-notch cuisine and the company of fellow passengers who could be writers or spies.


A worker preparing the dining tables as a diver cleans the outside of a viewing window of Under, a restaurant semi-submerged beneath the waters of North Sea in Lindesnes about 400 km southwest of Oslo. Stretching 5 meters underwater, the architectural showpiece was designed by Norwegian firm Snohetta, known for its celebrated works such as the Oslo Opera and the 9/11 Memorial Pavilion in New York City.

Art and politics

Visitors looking at a wallpaper installation titled "The animal that looks like a llama but is really an alpaca" by Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei during the exhibition "Everything is art. Everything is politics" at K20 and K21 contemporary art museums in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Salt ponds

The Maras salt evaporation ponds about 48 km northeast of Cusco, Peru, have been in use since pre-Inca times and are one of the tourist attractions in the Cusco area.

From mother to daughter, Tunisia potters pass on ancestral know-how

With bucket and spade in hand, Sabiha Ayari from Sejnane in northern Tunisia is among the women keeping alive an ancient tradition of creating pottery with all-natural materials.



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