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Pre-dawn harvest

Pickers cut grapes at Moulin-à-Vent vineyard near Chenas, Beaujolais in eastern France. Traditionally grapes are harvested at the end of the night when the temperatures are lowest in order to produce "fruity and tender" wine.


Beer-mad Belgium moves to save historic drinking dens

Belgians are famous for taking their beer seriously, but authorities are now moving to preserve some of the historic cafes where drinkers have been quaffing since the early 20th century.


Razed

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building.


Turkey's Saturday Mothers defy ban in search for sons

Hanife Yildiz, 66, says she last saw her only son, Murat, in 1995 -- when he was 19 and she handed him to Turkish police for questioning.


Dog Day

Dogs waiting to enter the ball park for Astros Dog Day at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.


Boardwalk

A man sunning himself on the Coney Island boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on a hot afternoon.


Sun, sand and a workforce shortage at Hungary's popular lakeside resort

With its inviting turquoise waters, white sandy banks, picturesque mountainous landscapes and resort towns, Hungary's Lake Balaton has plenty for tourists to write home about.


Given the right to larger families, Chinese may hold off

China's moves to combat an ageing population by relaxing decades-old curbs on family size have hit an unexpected snag: many parents are no longer interested in having more babies.


Lost at sea: 'Thousands' of dead migrants never identified

In 2006, Khady Dieye's husband left the family home on Senegal's northern coast and boarded a dugout canoe in the hope of reaching Spain.


The incredible marathon of New Zealand Tawaki penguins

Each year in December, penguins with long blonde eyebrows swim away from the shores of New Zealand for a two-month marathon swim halfway to Antarctica and back.


 

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