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Orchid Extravaganza

A garden and landscape designer putting the finishing touches to this year's Orchid Extravaganza at Gardens by the Bay as part of the Singapore Garden Festival. Over 10,000 orchid plants will be on display in conjunction with the Singapore Garden Festival beginning this Saturday.

Santa Convention

Santas from all over the world gathering for the second day of the 59th World Santa Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a morning swim at Bellevue beach north of the city.

Dinner in White

Diners dressed in white at a flash mob-style "Cena in Bianco" (Dinner in White) at Piazza D'Armi in Turin, Italy. Originally from France, the "Diner en Blanc" is a chic secret pop-up style picnic phenomenon.

Road brings jeans, satellite TV to Himalayan Shangri-La

A Himalayan Shangri-La that was closed to visitors until 1992, the former Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal is facing unprecedented change as a new highway brings modernity to the roof of the world.


Dancers of pre-Hispanic traditional dances performing in an attempt to set a Guinness Record for "The biggest Ceremonial Dance of the World" near Teotihuacan archaeological site in Mexico.

Horseback library serves Indonesia's remote readers

Astride his white mare, a wide-brimmed hat shielding his eyes, Ridwan Sururi looks more cowboy than librarian as he winds towards the hilltop village, his horse Luna saddled with books.

Pokémon craze

Dozens of people gathering to play Pokémon Go in front of Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The wildly popular mobile app based on a 1990s Nintendo game has created a global frenzy, as players roam the real world looking for cartoon monsters. Photo courtesy: AFP

Pokémon mania

Costumed performers dressed as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokémon series character, attending a promotional event at the Yokohama Dance Parade in Yokohama. With Pokémon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy. Photo courtesy: AFP


Loyalists climbing up one of the largest 11th night bonfires with Irish tricolor flags in the Lower Shankill Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, ahead of the lighting of the traditional 11th night bonfires. Photo courtesy: AFP

Stand-up paddle

People paddling on a stand-up paddle board at Piantarella Bay near Bonifacio on the French island of Corsica.


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