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Big Buddha

The Big Buddha temple in Phuket.


Classical concert

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra acknowledging the audience during a classical concert marking the 120th anniversary of the world's oldest classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing's Forbidden City. Once the seat of China's emperors, the palace last played host to a classical music concert in 2001 when the Three Tenors -- Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti -- performed before a 30,000-crowd.


Baby anteater

A one-week-old baby anteater lying on the back of her mother at Amneville Zoo in eastern France. Photo courtesy: AFP


Cambodia's 'Rubbish Man' schools children for trash

Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the "Rubbish School" where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.


Umbrella art

An umbrella art installation at City Center DC in Washington, DC.


'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future

The gentle whirring of the wind turbine speaks volumes of Bhutan's record as the world's only carbon negative country, but major challenges stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a green path over rampant economic expansion.


In Iraq's city of bookshops, theology and poetry rub spines

In the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, poetry and philosophy books compete on laden shelves with economic treatises, the Koran and other theological tomes for students' attention.


Michael: Most violent US hurricane since 1969

Hurricane Michael, which tore into Florida on Wednesday, went in just two days from tropical storm status to a Category 4 hurricane, on a scale with a maximum of five.


Foreigners snap up Istanbul's iconic waterfront mansions

They are among Istanbul's most iconic sights -- magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors.


Save the corals

Performers swimming in the lighted water of Hirschengraben Indoor Swimming Pool in Bern during an artistic performance by Swiss visual artist Pipilotti Rist and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to denounce the disappearance of corals due to warming and acidification of the ocean. Photo courtesy: AFP


 

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