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Roof garden

Children planting rice seedlings in a paddy field on the roof garden at Roppongi Hills business, shopping and residential complex in Tokyo.


People standing outside Athinaion Cinema where artworks by Greek billboard artist Vassilis Dimitriou , 80, are displayed in Athens. Far from the limelight of Cannes, Greece's last painter of film posters toils away in a little garden studio to deliver his latest commission.


Australian Aboriginal elders performing a smoking ceremony in Sydney, Australia, to welcome members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society on the voyaging canoe Hokulea on its 47,000 nautical mile journey over four years to engage a global community in creating a healthy and sustainable planet.

Artron Wall

Visitors reading books on a 50 meter long, 30 meter high Artron Wall on display at the 11th International Culture Industry Fair in Shenzhen, China.


The Brazilian pavilion at the site of the Universal Exhibition 2015 (Expo Milano 2015 or World Exposition 2015) in Milan, Italy. The exhibition will run from May 1 to October 31 on the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." The expo focuses on food security, sustainable agricultural practices, nutrition and battling hunger, as well as on dishing out the best fares of the world's culinary cultures.


A painter finishing the decoration of a truck at his workshop in Rawalpindi. Pakistan has long been known for the garish decorations with which drivers lovingly adorn their rickshaws and ageing Bedford trucks plying the country's dusty roads and highways.

Lion dance

A lion dance team from Malaysia performs during the annual lion dance festival in Sungai kolok in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. Teams from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Macao are participating in the annual 7-day festival. Photo courtesy: AFP

S. Korea grabs Google's first Asian 'campus'

Google formally opened its first Asian start-up "campus" in Seoul on Friday -- a marquee-name nod to South Korea's aspirations as a regional hub for a new generation of tech entrepreneurs.


A peacock standing in a restaurant in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.

Coin city

A replica of Chongqing city built by local resident He Peiqi with coins and agate stones at his home in China's southwestern Chongqing municipality.