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Cambodian reptile cafe slithers into people's hearts

For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh's first reptile-themed cafe is the only remedy.

Pre-dawn harvest

Pickers cut grapes at Moulin-à-Vent vineyard near Chenas, Beaujolais in eastern France. Traditionally grapes are harvested at the end of the night when the temperatures are lowest in order to produce "fruity and tender" wine.


Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building.

Dog Day

Dogs waiting to enter the ball park for Astros Dog Day at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.


A man sunning himself on the Coney Island boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on a hot afternoon.


Some 25 newly hatched loggerhead turtles and green turtles are being released into the sea in the Mansouri reserve south of Beirut, Lebanon.


A lightning strikes over the Arcachon Basin during a storm in Gujan-Mestras in southwestern France.

Mid-Autumn decorations

Workers installing lanterns on a floating platform in preparation for the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival at Garden by the Bay in Singapore.

Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world's oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.


People taking part in a parade to celebrate the World Day of Laziness in Itagui near Medellin, Colombia. Photo courtesy: AFP



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