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A woman riding a bicycle on a polluted day in Beijing. Beijing chokes under the worst smog of the year on Nov 30, with dangerous particulates nearly 20 times healthy levels. Photo courtesy: AFP


People dancing in front of a 12-meter-high illuminated Christmas tree constructed of 121 old windows from local old houses in Rakvere, eastern Estonia.

Dying network for reuniting Korea's divided families

Shim Goo-Seob has been organising private, high-risk reunions for divided North and South Korean families for more than two decades, but now he's close to calling time on his secretive work.

Roadside eateries

Foreign tourists having drinks and food as they sit at tables set up on the pavement in the old quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo courtesy: AFP

Thanksgiving Parade

The Sponge Bob Square Pants float passes spectators during the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


A New York City subway car is covered in Nazi imagery to promote the new Amazon TV series "The Man in the High Castle." Amazon has subsequently decided to pull the ads following an outcry from passengers and social media users.


A collection of pearls at a retailer in Papeete, French Polynesia. The pearl, pillar of the French Polynesian economy, becomes vulnerable because of global warming.

Thirsty for fame: Pakistan's camel-mounted military bagpipe band

A haunting peal reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands reverberates across Pakistan's inhospitable Cholistan desert the nation's first camel-mounted military bagpipe band marches, noses in the air.

China rethinks its family planning policy

"How many children do you want?", "Are you planning on having more children?". This is the usual curious questions that I have come across among my married friends in Malaysia.


People looking at Christmas and New Year display featuring the theme "Canyon d'Azur" (Blue Canyon) in Tokyo. The display, with some 270,000 LED lights, will be on show until February 14 next year.


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