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After gender change, a bureaucratic brick wall in Japan

Elin McCready, a transgender woman, has been married for 19 years, but registering her female identity and name has thrown her union into jeopardy because Japan doesn't recognise gay marriage.

Blame the Moon

Artist performing during the "Tutta colpa della Luna" or "Blame the Moon" festivities down Rio di Cannaregio, one of Venice's famed canals, to mark 50 years since man first walked on the moon.

Istanbul vets make city's stray animals feel at home

Concerned for the health of a black cat roaming around the university campus where she works, Mevlude dropped off the feline at the veterinary clinic for street animals run by the Istanbul municipality.

Lantern festival

A blacksmith throwing molten metal against a cold stone wall to create a shower of sparks on the eve of the Lantern Festival which marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations in Nuanquan in China's Hebei province.

Rarer than a Sumatran rhino: a woman composer

Camille Pepin is part of a very rare breed. She is a female composer.


The immersive exhibition "Nuit étoilée" devoted to painter Vincent Van Gogh by multimedia artist Gianfranco Iannuzzi, at L'Atelier des Lumières, the first Digital Art Centre in Paris. The exhibition will run from February 22 to December 31, 2019.

Tree of the Year

A cork oak tree with its stem resembling a large bird, chosen as the French Tree of the Year 2018, is pictured in Ghisonaccia on the island of Corsica. The tree will represent France in "European Tree of the Year 2019" contest on February 28.

Israeli photographer revives archaic art form in border series

Edward Kaprov makes a final adjustment to the oversized, traditional-style camera perched on a heavy tripod aimed at an Israeli military jeep near the Gaza border.

'Humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

For generations Algerians like the Gueldasmi family have barely eked out a living growing prickly pear fruits, but thanks to the cactus's new found virtues their lives are steadily improving.

Light festival

Sharjah municipality headquarters decorated with colorful lights during the Sharjah Light Festival in UAE.



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