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Drawing the pain: Sketch therapy for Africa's war-torn children

The scratching of crayons on paper fills the air as the children at Lazare camp in war-ravaged Central African Republic draw scenes from daily life.

Fishermen help overhaul plastic habits off Italy

On a moonlit night off Italy's coast, fishermen are hauling in the usual catch: cuttlefish, red mullet and plastic waste. But this time, they won't throw the rubbish back.

Grand Canyon: awe-inspiring beauty, deadly risk

Attention, Grand Canyon visitors -- watch your step before attempting a selfie from the edge of the vertiginously deep and perilously steep US landmark.

Underground galleries

A Lyon Metropole employee walking along a tunnel which is part of a network of underground galleries called "Arêtes de Poisson" (fish bones) under the Croix-Rousse neighborhood of Lyon, France.

In pursuit of zero waste, Senegalese tackle trash

Once an idyllic stretch of white beach enticing fishermen and tourists alike, decades of factory and household waste have turned Senegal's Hann Bay into a dump.

Disciplining children without error

Anger often becomes a tool used for the purpose of influencing behavior. It is ineffective and can be damaging to the relationship between generations.

Tomato fight

People taking part in the annual tomato fight festival known as "tomatina" in Sutamarchan, Colombia.

Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive

Over the click-clack of the teak loom, Niphon's family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk shop, as modernity lures young Muslims away from a trade their community has dominated for generations.

New York takes aim at skyscrapers' sky-high energy usage

It's a tall order indeed: How do you make aging, energy-hungry skyscrapers more efficient and less polluting? The city of New York, the historic capital of the skyscraper, is determined to do so by requiring the enormous buildings to drastically curtail their energy consumption.

Drowning in waste, Russians fume over lack of recycling

Roman Yudakov points in the distance to a stinking mountain of trash looming over the Russian capital and sighs: "Take a look at our pyramid!"


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