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Crackdown on Bangkok street stalls as pedestrians vie for space

They sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok's famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle to make space for pedestrians on the crowded pavements.

In Algeria, women 'imams' battle Islamist radicalisation

Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s.


A Palestinian child walks past a mural of children using an Israeli army watch tower for a swing ride, said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy on the remains of a house destroyed during the war in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun. Photo courtesy: AFP

CNY celebrations

A family takes pictures of their wishes tied to plastic oranges hanging from the branches of a tree in the village of Lam Tsuen in Hong Kong's New Territories during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Annual migration

Passengers waiting to board their trains at Beijing West Railway Station. Millions of Chinese are making journeys to their hometowns for Lunar New Year celebrations in what is the largest annual migration on the planet.

Pet fashion

A dog taking part in the pet fashion show, part of New York Fashion Week in New York City.


Decorations for the upcoming Lunar New Year on sale in Lin'an in China's eastern Zhejiang province.

Ice festival

The Chitose-Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival illuminated by colorful lights in Chitose, Japan. The annual festival will be held until February 22.

Neon Museum

Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum with old signs is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes outdoor exhibition space known as Neon Boneyard, a visitors' center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and Neon Boneyard North Gallery. Neon signs, introduced in Las Vegas in 1929 were popular up till the 1980's, but many were removed as LED and LCD screens started taking over the Las Vegas Strip.

Travel rush

Passengers checking in at the service counters in Beijing Capital International Airport on the first day of China's Spring Festival travel rush.