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Japan's 'Insta-gran' finds fame with wacky selfies

A madcap Japanese great-grandmother armed with a camera and an appetite for mischief has shot to fame for taking side-splitting selfies -- many of which appear to put her in harm's way.


Giant tortoisesGalapagos hosts nursery for new species of giant tortoise

Crowded under a rock in the Galapagos archipelago, the baby tortoises wait for the sun to go down to leave their shelter.


Portrait

Ukranian artists Daria Marchenko and Daniel Green seen with their portrait of US President Donald Trump made of US pennies, nickels, dimes and poker chips at St George Academy in New York City. Marchenko and Green leapt to fame in 2015 with a portrait of Vladimir Putin made entirely of bullet shells gathered from war zone in eastern Ukraine.


Supermoon

The "super blue blood moon" obscured by clouds illuminating Mayon volcano as it spews ash near Legazpi City in the Philippines.


Camels left pouting as Saudis ban botox at beauty pageant

Huddled together on a dusty racetrack, Saudi judges scrutinise pouty lips and shapely humps in a high-stakes camel beauty pageant mired in scandal after botox and cosmetic fillers were detected.


Amazon opens plant-filled "The Spheres" buildings

Internet giant Amazon on Monday opened its plant-packed "The Spheres" buildings in its home city of Seattle.


Longest carnival

Performers taking part in the opening parade of the Uruguayan Carnival, the world's longest, in Montevideo.


Behind enemy lines: Vietnam's female spies who helped change the war

By day Nguyen Thi Hoa sold conical hats on the streets of Hue in southern Vietnam, at night she funnelled secrets to Communist army handlers who were poised to launch an audacious assault on the city that would reshape the Vietnam War.


Lumiere London

Child Hood by French artist Collectif Coin on show as part of the Lumiere London light festival. London is hosting a festival that brings together international light artists to create installations across the city.


'Lake of buried corpses': Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry

Screaming Chinese-poetry inspired lyrics like a demon bursting from the depths of hell, the black-clad singer raises a white chalice above his bamboo hat as fog enveloped the stage.


 

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