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Art and politics

Visitors looking at a wallpaper installation titled "The animal that looks like a llama but is really an alpaca" by Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei during the exhibition "Everything is art. Everything is politics" at K20 and K21 contemporary art museums in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Salt ponds

The Maras salt evaporation ponds about 48 km northeast of Cusco, Peru, have been in use since pre-Inca times and are one of the tourist attractions in the Cusco area.

From mother to daughter, Tunisia potters pass on ancestral know-how

With bucket and spade in hand, Sabiha Ayari from Sejnane in northern Tunisia is among the women keeping alive an ancient tradition of creating pottery with all-natural materials.


Some of the 130 textile and ceramic archaeological pieces belonging to the Moche, Chimu, Nazca, Chancay, Huari, Vicus, Inca and other cultures on display at the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Lima after being repatriated from the US and Argentina.


Buddhist monks praying for peace at Tam Chuc Pagoda in northern Vietnam's Ha Nam province ahead of Wesak Day celebrations.

Capsule hotel

Pods at Optimi Rooms, Spain's first capsule hotel in the city of Bilbao.

Masters of puppets: Indonesia's 'Ondel-Ondel' kids

Peeking through a slit in her giant puppet costume, Indonesian teen Juniarti is drenched in sweat as she moves stiffly under the blistering sun.

In robotics classes, Armenian teens dream of high-tech future

In a sleek classroom in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, one of the poorest post-Soviet republics, 14-year-old Nazeli Ter-Petrosyan peers at the screen of her Apple Mac.

Vintage posters

Part of Lebanese film buff Abboudi Abu Jawdeh's vintage cinema poster collection in Beirut. Abboudi is exhibiting his poster collection that shows off a lost art while also providing insight into decades of Western cliches of the Arab world.

Fake meat: don't go bacon my heart, say butchers

Slicing through juicy cuts of pork belly alongside rarer delicacies of ox brain and sheep intestine, young butchers at a Frankfurt trade hall cast a suspicious eye towards the so-called fake meat products on display.


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