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Artworks on display at the 58th International Venice Biennale art exhibition in Venice, Italy. Themed "May You Live in Interesting Times", the exhibition curated by American curator Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia is running until November 24.

The only way is down: subterranean survival warning

Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean.

Havana's Chinatown dreaming of a new lease on life

Nestling alongside Havana's old town, surrounded by colonial buildings and swept by the exhaust trails of passing 1950s American convertibles, stands a large arch with an ornate roof.

Prince Harry and Meghan name son Archie

Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan on Wednesday announced their new "dream" son's name is Archie, hours after showing him off to the world for the first time.

Valparaiso, Chile's open air graffiti and mural art gallery

Creating colorful pictures of surreal human faces, marine animals or even huge owls, hundreds of graffiti artists have turned the Chilean port of Valparaiso into a gigantic open-air art gallery.

Ingenious gadgets, real-world quandaries at new Spy Museum

A lipstick pistol, a button-hole camera, a lethal umbrella and an authentic waterboarding table: the espionage world's heroic, ingenious and sordid sides are all on show in Washington's all-new, much-expanded International Spy Museum.

Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

Clad in elaborate headdresses representing dragons and wizards, Myanmar's ethnic Pa'O fire huge, homemade rockets into the sky -- an annual call for plentiful rains and a chance for a windfall of cash.

Egypt's rebounding tourism threatens Red Sea corals

In serene turquoise waters off Egypt's Red Sea coast, scuba divers ease among delicate pink jellyfish and admire coral -- yet a rebounding tourism sector threatens the fragile marine ecosystem.


Thousands of residents take part in the annual rendering of the Great Mosque of Djenné, a Unesco World Heritage site in central Mali. Rendering of the building with banco, a mixture of soil and water with rice bran, shea butter and baobab powder made by local inhabitants, helps protect the mosque from bad weather ahead of the rainy season.

Street art

A young artist working on a mural painting in Cantarranas some 20km northeast of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during a street art event that sees the participation of 55 artists from seven countries.



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