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Mexico's orange sea guides the souls of the dead

A sea of bright orange flowers sways in the wind, releasing the intense fragrance of the blossoms across the foothills of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano.

New lease of life for Portugal's booming ceramics bastion

Ignoring temporary walls which point to ongoing large-scale expansion, workers burn the midnight oil at Portugal's byword for ceramic creativity to meet orders from around the globe.

Japan's 'usho' keep alive the ancient art of cormorant fishing

In the pitch black night, fires burn alongside a river in Japan's Gifu as a handful of men prepare for a ritual that dates back over 1,300 years: fishing with cormorants.

It's Halloween Night

Revelers taking part in the annual Village Halloween Parade on Sixth Avenue in New York City. Photo courtesy: AFP

Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds

Peril plagues the lives of Myanmar's baby turtles: if crabs don't get them before they scramble from beach to sea, then poachers or fishing trawlers might finish them off instead.

First snow

Horses walking in front of a forest after the first snow fell in La Mongie, the High Pyrenees in southwestern France on Sunday.

Pine Smoke

Members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater performing "Pine Smoke" (松煙) to celebrate the Autumn Harvest Festival in the rice fields of Chihshang township in Taiwan's Taitung county. Photo courtesy: AFP

Hanoi's colonial-era railway doubles as selfie hotspot

In the heart of Hanoi's busy Old Quarter, French-built railroad tracks have become a hotspot for tourists seeking the perfect Instagram selfie, and for cafe owners serving up hot coffee and cold beer.


Members of Le Cirque du Soleil performing during the show "Totem" which is running in Paris until December 2.

Buffaloes plough through annual Thai racing festival

Several hefty buffaloes thunder down a dirt track in eastern Thailand, kicking up dust as they are urged toward the finish line by whip-wielding jockeys perched on their backs.



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