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China 'waterfall' skyscraper hit by torrent of ridicule

A skyscraper in southwest China that boasts what its owner calls the world's largest man-made waterfall has become the latest example of over-the-top architecture to draw national ridicule.


The rescued members of the "Wild Boars" football team are ordained as novice monks at Wat Phra That Doi Tung Temple in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo courtesy: AFP

People, and politics, threaten Kano's ancient walls

Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria.

Indonesia's tattoo removers zap the sin from your skin

Indonesian tattoo remover Sandi Widodo does a brisk business zapping sin from skin -- at bargain-basement prices.

Water sprinkling

A woman splashing water on the ground during the Uchimizu water sprinkling event in Tokyo to cool down the area.

All things sweet

A visitor to Sugar Republic, an interactive pop-up museum dedicated to desserts, candies and all things sweet, reclining in a display of balls resembling lollies in Melbourne, Australia.

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.

Bumper crop

Workers carrying durians at a farm in Karak, Pahang, after a long spell of unusually warm weather leads to a bumper crop and tumbling prices.

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.


Iron sculptures from the "Universe of the Scrap Merchant's Poet" site in Lizio, western France.



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