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Historical scenes are projected on the medieval Beaufort Castle, known in Arabic as Al-Shaqif Citadel, near the southern Lebanese town of Arnoun.

It's a small world: In Japan, moss wins hearts

Kaori Shibo bent her head down and peered through a magnifying glass in a forest in central Japan, emitting a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss.

Pony swim

Wild ponies swimming across the Assateague Channel during the 93rd annual Pony Swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague in the US state of Virginia to be auctioned off.

China 'waterfall' skyscraper hit by torrent of ridicule

A skyscraper in southwest China that boasts what its owner calls the world's largest man-made waterfall has become the latest example of over-the-top architecture to draw national ridicule.


The rescued members of the "Wild Boars" football team are ordained as novice monks at Wat Phra That Doi Tung Temple in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo courtesy: AFP

Indonesia's tattoo removers zap the sin from your skin

Indonesian tattoo remover Sandi Widodo does a brisk business zapping sin from skin -- at bargain-basement prices.

Water sprinkling

A woman splashing water on the ground during the Uchimizu water sprinkling event in Tokyo to cool down the area.

All things sweet

A visitor to Sugar Republic, an interactive pop-up museum dedicated to desserts, candies and all things sweet, reclining in a display of balls resembling lollies in Melbourne, Australia.

Bumper crop

Workers carrying durians at a farm in Karak, Pahang, after a long spell of unusually warm weather leads to a bumper crop and tumbling prices.


Iron sculptures from the "Universe of the Scrap Merchant's Poet" site in Lizio, western France.


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