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Myanmar rescuers race to flood zones as toll mounts

Rescuers raced Monday to help tens of thousands stranded by rooftop-high floods in Myanmar, as the UN warned that swollen rivers threaten more areas and large swathes of Asia were hit by deadly monsoon rains.

Wooden dolls

Traditional Russian wooden nesting matryoshka dolls displayed at an exhibition in Moscow. From peasant maidens to Pussy Riots, the changing faces of Russia's matryoshka nesting dolls reflect the country's tumultuous history.


Children walking around figures of anime manga character Doraemon on display at Roppongi Hills shopping and business complex in Tokyo.

Japan nuclear refugees face dilemma over returning home

More than four years since Satoru Yamauchi abandoned his noodle restaurant to escape radiation spreading from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government is almost ready to declare it safe to go home.

Bastille Day fireworks

Fireworks lighting the skies above Eiffel Tower in Paris, part of France's annual Bastille Day celebrations.

Cooling off

Beachgoers cooling themselves amidst high temperature on a beach in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province.

Elderly 'girl' band

An elderly women troupe of singers and dancers in traditional costumes performing at a herb garden on Kohama Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. A Japanese 'girl band' with an average age of 84 has struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.

Bull run

A wild cow jumps over participants at the Pamplona's bull ring after the first "encierro" (bull-run) of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

'Pinching babies': India adoption industry faces reform

At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about $8,000 each, no questions asked.


Mount Matterhorn celebrates the 150th anniversary of the iconic Alpine mountain's first climb this year.


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