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Floating market

People gathering with their boats laden with vegetables at the floating market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. Photo courtesy: AFP

WiFi kiosks

People using one of the new WiFi kiosks that offer free web surfing, phone calls and a charging station in New York City. Replacing the outdated pay phones around Manhattan, the 300 LinkNYC terminals have become especially popular with the homeless and panhandlers.


Fireworks exploding during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium.


The Godzilla exhibition in Yokohama outsideTokyo to promote the latest movie of the monster.

Lift off

The Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV 304 Airlander 10 hybrid airship is seen landing after its maiden flight at Cardington Airfield near Bedford, north of London. Billed as the world's longest aircraft, the 92-meter long, 43.5-meter wide Airlander 10 lifted off for the first time from an airfield north of London, and can stay airborne for up to five days if manned, and more than two weeks unmanned with a cruising speed of just under 150kph and a payload capacity of up to 10,000kg.

Catching the prize

Participants struggling to reach prizes on the top of greasy slippery poles as part of Indonesia's 71st independence celebration in Jakarta.

Wanderng souls

Paper models on display in Hanoi, Vietnam, ahead of the festival of "Wandering Souls".

Calling China: phones everywhere in world's biggest market

Sometimes it seems that no one in China, from toddlers to octogenarians, ladies in swimming pools to delivery men mid-manoeuvre, is without a cellphone to hand -- and statistically it is more or less true.

Tribal fest

Dani tribesmen taking part in the 27th annual Baliem Valley Festival in Wamena in Indonesia's Papua province. The festival features mock battles of Dani, Yali and Lani highland tribes symbolizing the high spirit and power practiced for generations. Photo courtesy: AFP


Mahjong enthusiasts playing mahjong under water in a swimming pool at a diving club in Chongqing, China.


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