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Bull run

A wild cow jumps over participants at the Pamplona's bull ring after the first "encierro" (bull-run) of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

'Pinching babies': India adoption industry faces reform

At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about $8,000 each, no questions asked.


Mount Matterhorn celebrates the 150th anniversary of the iconic Alpine mountain's first climb this year.

New terminal

General view of the new terminal at North Korea's Pyongyang International Airport. The new terminal is hailed by the authorities as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Photo courtesy: AFP

Robotic promoter

Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper gestures as he helps promote watermelons produced in Tottori prefecture, at a shop in Tokyo.


The first KFC outlet in Yangon, Myanmar. The fried chicken retailer, one of the world's largest restaurant chains, is the first major US fast food franchise to open in Myanmar as the country opens its doors to foreign investment after years of isolation.

Dragon boat race

Competitors taking part in the annual dragon boat race in Hong Kong. Dragon boat racing dates back over 2,000 years and has today developed into a serious sport in many countries

Yoga Day

Yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day in New Delhi , India.

Giant tortoise

Bon-chan, a 19-year-old male African spurred tortoise weighing about 70 kg, walking with his owner Hisao Mitani on a street in the town of Tsukishima in Tokyo.

Jigsaw puzzle

High school graduates putting together giant jigsaw puzzles made from their graduation photos on the playground after sitting for the national college entrance examination at a school in Chongqing, China.