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Ancient Silk Road barter trade continues across High Asia's peaks

Trader Afzal Baig tugs at his horse, frustrated by its stubborn refusal to take another step along a treacherous, snow-covered mountain pass that is peppered with the skeletons of those who have already failed the journey.


Galapagos fights temptation of lucrative mass tourism

With its iconic giant tortoises, crested black iguanas, huge ocean manta rays and a veritable menagerie of other cool creatures, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places you will probably never visit.


Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine's Day

It is a marriage made in Heaven for cute-obsessed Japan: this Valentine's Day, lovers can present the object of their affection with a world first -- naturally bright pink chocolate.


Couples make Valentine's Day deposit in 'Love Bank'

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine's Day to make a "deposit" about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories.


Worthless currency becomes art in struggling Venezuela

Venezuela's currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills -- they are virtually worthless anyway.


Valentine's Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

Valentine's Day is a crazy rush for Colombia, one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, resulting in huge demand for labor in greenhouses near Bogota.


Rio Carnival

Revellers performing during the Rio Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Carnival

A reveller taking part in the Panama Carnival Parade in Panama City.


Jump

Revellers taking part in the "Narrensprung" (Jump of the Fools) carnival parade in the streets of Rottweil, southern Germany on Rose Monday February 12.


Paris opens a door to exiled artists

It was when Kubra Khademi stopped the traffic in Kabul, and men began to throw stones at her and bay for her blood, that she knew she was going to have to leave the country.


 

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