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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.

Sheep fashion show

A sheep wearing hand-made costume walks on a runway during a fashion show at Narita Dream Farm outside Tokyo.

Crying babies

Sumo wrestlers from Onoe stable holding up crying babies during a "Baby Cry Sumo" event at Yukigaya Hachiman Shrine in Tokyo. Some 100 babies aged under one take part in the annual baby crying contest. Japanese parents believe sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health.

Full bloom

Visitors strolling in the Hitsujiyama Park covered with moss phlox in full bloom in Chichibu outside Tokyo.


A Cocoi Frog (Oophaga histrionica) is photographed in a laboratory at the Cali Zoo in Colombia. The Cali Zoo has the largest amphibian laboratory in the country where studies on the conservation of amphibian species in danger of extinction are being performed. Colombia has the second largest biodiversity in the world.

Flower field

Ranunculus flowers in a cultivated field in Kibbutz of Nir Yitzhak located along the Israeli-Gaza Strip border in southern Israel. Photo courtesy: AFP

Art installation

Artist Heather Nicol's "Soft Spin" installation at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan, New York City.


Revelers smearing vermilion powder during Bisket Jatra festival in Thimi outside Kathmandu, Nepal. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepalese New Year.

Streamer painting

Artists painting a carp streamer at a factory in Kazo, Saitama prefecture, some 50km north of Tokyo. The 107-year-old Hashimoto Yakichi company produces and sells hand-made carp streamers popular during the upcoming Children's Day celebrations where parents wish their boys to grow up as strong as the carp.

Cherry blossoms

People walking under cherry blossom trees near the National Assembly in Seoul. The spring season has arrived in South Korea drawing tens of thousands of visitors into the mountains and flower gardens around Seoul to see the cherry blossoms.