Skateboarders soar out of the concrete bowl beneath London's Southbank Centre, as they have done for the past 40 years, while spectators drink beer and hiphop beats stoke up the party atmosphere.
They call it "Old Man's Land" -- ravaged by conflict and economic deprivation, Myanmar's southeast Mon state is a place bereft of its young, who have flooded overseas in search of work.
It was a cold winter morning in New Delhi as the coaster made its way to one of the wonders of the world, the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra.
In the shadow of a giant Chinese character for "tea" written in live cypress trees, enthusiasts gather once every three years in Japan to talk about one of the world's favourite drinks.
Dozens of Iberian black pigs, with their pointy snouts, large ears, tiny eyes and dark skin, grunt as they forage in a wide green field.
The opening this month of the first life-sized Barbie Dreamhouse in Europe may be the fantasy of many a little girl, but Berlin feminists are mobilising against what they call a sexist icon.
The road has gotten bumpier for electric cars.
A hot cup of Ceylon tea is better known as being soothing and relaxing, but Sri Lanka is now marketing its most profitable export as a luxury boost for the libido.
Steven Spielberg will bring a Hollywood veteran's eye to the more art-house Cannes Film Festival next week -- but he insists he has no preconceptions and will be a strictly "democratic" jury head.
Australia is a land of flood and fire, but being in the middle of a tectonic plate, is relatively safe from devastating earthquakes.