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A 12-meter high peacock figure made out of 182,000 flowers on display during the Flower Festival at a shopping mall in Medellin, Colombia.

First bar for the deaf opens in Colombia

It is not yet dark, but the two girls sitting at a table in a Bogota bar flick on the lamp on their wooden table.

Little bricks that build the family together

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily) -- Existent for over half a century, Lego remains a hit among many kids and adults today, and in places like Malaysia, there are even Lego theme parks where visitors can immerse themselves in the endless fun of Lego bricks.

"After I started working, I began to collect all kinds of toys, but after I bumped into Lego again, I discovered that I had been buying the toys for the sake of buying and keeping.

"Lego is different. I need to unpack it, and put all the color bricks together to build into something.

Fulfilment centers

Boxes traveling on conveyor belts at Amazon Fulfillment Center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The more than 1 million square feet facility holds tens of millions of products, features more than 22km of conveyor belts, and employs over 4,000 workers who pick, pack, and ship orders.

Paris's urban rooftop hives hope to preserve honeybees

To check the beehives he has set up on the roof of the sprawling Monnaie de Paris on the banks of the River Seine, Audric de Campeau slips on a harness over tan-coloured trousers.

Ducky Derby

Some 60,000 rubber ducks floating down the Chicago River during the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby in Chicago to raise fund for Special Olympics Illinois. Photo courtesy: AFP

Sound fest

People dancing in a pool during the Arenal Sound Festival on Burriana Beach on the east coast of Spain.

Chinese 3D print studio fuses ancient art with modern tech

The small, ornate figurines look like relics of a bygone age: a serene Buddha's head from the Tang dynasty, or a collection of stone-faced soldiers from the Qin era.

Beauty behind bars: recycled lipstick for Thailand's inmates

Desperate to brighten up the gloom of Thai prison life, Prontip Mankong and her fellow female inmates used to sneak food colouring from the kitchen and mix it with Vaseline to create a homemade lip gloss.

Of dragon and crazy monk

In more recent years, the town is also gaining popularity with the addition of the world's largest dragon sculpture and Asia's tallest Jigong statue.


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