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Lamp display

Visitors looking at displays of traditional Chinese stories, paintings, cartoons and lamps at the Yellow River lamp display set out in a maze layout in Gucheng Village in northwestern China's Gansu Province.

Cute and empowering, Galentine's Day takes off in US

For some people, facing the onslaught of Valentine's Day flowers, candy and marketing can be overwhelming if you are single. For Riya Patel, it's a reason to celebrate love -- platonic love -- even by long distance.

Gotta gram 'em all: must-snap locations testing Hong Kong's patience

For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations -- but crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and transforming once quaint pockets of the bustling metropolis.

Egypt tunes into nostalgia for golden age of Arab song

Standing before a rapt crowd, Ahmed Adel oozes charm with his passionate performance of an Egyptian classic, evoking a romantic nostalgia for Arabic songs of the past.

The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecast

As spring approaches in Japan, the country's weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom.


Snow geese descending upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland.

Keeping my lazy teen on track

My thirteen-year-old daughter has become increasingly lazy in the past couple of years. She lies around the house and will sleep half a day on Saturday. She complains about being tired a lot. Is this typical of early adolescence? How should I deal with it?

On Lake Victoria, a green stain spreads across Africa's blue heart

With nets piled onto wooden boats, a group of fishermen joke while gazing out across Lake Victoria and the vast green weed clogging up the waterway. But their laughter has a worried edge as the sun sets.

Pet fashion

Dogs dressed up for the 16th annual New York Pet Fashion Show in New York City.

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesia cashes in on Kratom

The sweltering backwaters of Indonesian Borneo have become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety.



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