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Hours of prep make perfect for Japan model

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(Japan, Tokyo-AFP) - A full eight hours before Rei Hamada is set to grace the catwalk at Tokyo Fashion Week, coffee is gulped and snacks munched between pit-stops for hair, nails and make-up -- all part of a day in the life of a top model. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2014.


Game of Thrones fans feast with medieval menu

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(United States, San Francisco-AFP) - In the hit show and book series Game of Thrones, sumptuous feasts are an important part of life in the imaginary, medieval land of Westeros. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2014.


Latino cowboys gather in Colombia for Coleo's World Cup

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(Colombia, Villavicencio-AFP) - Cowboys from across Latin America meet in the Colombian city of Villavicencio for the World Coleo championship, a rodeo in which men on horses have to grab a bull by the tail, make him fall and then drag him on the floor. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2014.


Tourists bury themselves in Moroccan sands for wellness

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(Morocco, Merzouga-AFP) - The formerly nomadic tribesmen have for years been running hotels and restaurants in Merzouga, a key stop on the Moroccan tourist trail on the edge of a sea of sand dunes. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2014.


LA exhibit marks 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty

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(United States, Los Angeles-AFP) - An exhibit at the Japanese-American National Museum in Los Angeles celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty with hundreds of objects and artworks featuring the little girl who "happens to be a cat". Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2014.


China's mixed martial artists rising up from the fields

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(China, Zhoukou-AFP) - As he pinned his opponent down and punched him repeatedly in the head, Yao "The Master" Honggang was -- like other emerging Chinese mixed martial arts fighters -- beating his way out of rural poverty. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2014.


A Japanese Ironman-like robot-suit to help elderly

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(Japan-AFP) - A Japanese tech company showcases the latest model of its Ironman-like robot-suit they say will soon be deployed in medical facilities for care of the elderly. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2013.


Switzerland launches first mobile robot to help travellers

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The airport of Geneva in Switzerland has launched the first movable and autonomous robot, which is used to guide travellers with around 10 destinations: from toilets to ATM and baggage claim. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2012.


Collectors snap up art works at ArtBasel

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(Switzerland-AFP) - World famous art works have been flying off the exhibition walls at Switzerland's accalimed ArtBasel show, with collectors snapping up pieces by Sergei Jensen, Tracey Emin and Mark Bradford. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2012.


Bamboo bikes prove a hit in London

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(United Kingdom-AFP) - In east London, the Bamboo Bicycle Club allows people to build their own bamboo-framed bicycle and complete it with whichever fittings and fixtures they wish, over the course of a weekend. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2013.