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Iraq's ancient pottery struggles to outlive modern plastic

Adel al-Kawwaz expertly spins the potter's wheel, shaping the wet clay into a smooth jug. His family is famous for this millennia-old Iraqi craft, but Kawwaz is struggling to keep it alive.


Rome's Coliseum lit up to mark the anniversary of abolition of death penalty.

Finland's 'ode' to a new era in libraries

What do you give the world's most literate country for its 100th birthday? For Finland's politicians and public, the answer was simple: a vast, state-of-the-art library, a new "living room for the nation".

Berlin Wall

A Buddhist monk looking at two segments of the original Berlin Wall placed at the German Embassy in Bangkok for public display.

Peru's untouched indigenous tribes facing growing threats

Just like the Sentinelese tribal people who recently killed an American who ventured onto their Indian Ocean island, Amerindians from the Amazon rainforest reject all contact with the outside world.

Icelandic language fighting tsunami of English

Two centuries ago experts predicted that Icelandic would be a dead language by now. But the doomsayers can eat their words: Icelandic is alive and kicking despite an onslaught of English brought on by modern technology.

Rusting on the roads, Madagascar's classic cars trundle on

Once a common sight across Europe, much-loved French cars from a bygone era rattle along the streets of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, doing their duty as private vehicle, taxis or even police cars.

Rethink plastic

A statue of plastic-throwing dragon set up in front of the European Commission in Brussels by Rethink Plastic to demand an end to the use of disposable plastic.

Christmas trees

The 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.


A 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B with an estimated value between 16 and 22 miliion euros on display in Orly outside Paris ahead of the "Retromobile 2019" auction by Arcurial.



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