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Serious monkey business at macaque school

A pig-tailed macaque yanked at a coconut on a piece of string until it fell to the floor, a small victory for the simian student at a Malaysian school that trains monkeys to harvest fruit for farmers.


Crocodiles guard secrets of Pakistan's lost African past

Dancing and chanting in Swahili at a crocodile shrine outside Karachi, hundreds of Pakistani Sheedis swayed barefoot to the rhythm of a language they no longer speak -- the celebration offering a rare chance to connect with their African roots.


As eSports grow, China teams make themselves at home

Tucked away in a nondescript furniture mall, LGD Gaming's multimillion-dollar eSports home venue may not bring to mind Old Trafford or Yankee Stadium, but it could represent the future of sport.


Tearful reunion highlights plight of China's missing children

A tearful reunion between parents and their missing daughter after an agonising 24-year search has put a spotlight on the vexed issue of child trafficking and disappearances in China.


Oil to solar: Saudis push to be renewable energy powerhouse

Saudi engineers whip up a simulated sandstorm to test a solar panel's durability at a research lab, the heart of the oil-rich kingdom's multibillion dollar quest to be a renewable energy powerhouse.


Sawdust rugs

Catholics walking over a sawdust rug during an Easter Sunday procession representing the resurrection of Christ in the historic Brazilian city of Ouro Preto.


Incubator

People enjoyng lunch at "La Commune" (The Village), an innovative gastronomic food incubator converted from an old carpentry in Lyon, southeastern France, where cooks in the making can test their catering concepts without financial risks for a year.


In Fukushima ghost town, a factory on the road to rebirth

Namie in Japan's Fukushima region remains a virtual ghost town seven years after a devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster, but officials hope a new factory recycling electric car batteries could help revitalise the area.


Sculpture

The sculpture "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist" by Iraqi American artist Michael Rakowitz, standing on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square of London after it was unveiled. Made from 10,500 empty date syrup cans, the sculpture is a re-creation of a first-millenium-BC Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity that stood at the entrance to Nergal Gate of Nineveh before it was destoryed by the Islamic State group in 2015.


Dance of Death

Dancers performing the Dance of Death during a Holy Week procession in Verges, northeastern Spain.


 

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