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Everest marathon

Runners taking part in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal.


A city like no other: hopes on hold for model Indian capital

It promised to be "an Indian city like no other" -- a modern, leafy metropolis modelled on Singapore, where citizens would enjoy parks and rivers and breath air unrivalled in freshness.


Europe's largest wooden building awaits salvation off Istanbul

Looking up at the giant wooden edifice looming over him, Erol Baytas shakes his head.


Micro

Tucked away in winding alleys, nestled under new condominium developments or sandwiched between street food stalls and shops, Ho Chi Minh City's "micro house" dwellings are occupied by families clinging to postage stamp sized plots as Vietnam's bustling southern hub is developing at breakneck pace.


In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich

They roam Morocco's southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.


Portuguese artist turns trash into animal sculptures

Broken crates and worn pipes pile up in the studio of Portuguese artist Bordalo II, who uses rubbish to create surprising animal sculptures to warn about the dangers of pollution.


Learning to nap in New York, city that never sleeps

New York is the city that never sleeps, but arduous commutes, hellish hours and ultra-competitive jobs mean even the most wired of party animals or dedicated employees have to recharge their batteries.


On a Damascus rooftop, tinting silk a fading craft

On a rooftop in Syria's capital, Mohammad al-Rihawi plunges silk threads into emerald green dye, preparing it to be woven into the city's famed brocade.


Art installations

Installation "Forever Bicycles" by Ai Weiwei during the exhibition "Inoculacion", which displays thirty of the Chinese visual artist's most relevant and controversial works, a cry against repression and human rights violations, in Santiago, Chile.


India's toy carvers threatened by deforestation

Artisan wood carvers who have been making intricate toys for Indian maharajas, ministers and their children for generations are facing ruin as the rare wood their unique products rely on disappears.


 

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