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Banquet on a cliff

Guests taking part in a banquet held along the edge of a cliff 2,000m above the sea level at Laojun Mountain in Luoyang in China's central Henan province. Photo courtesy: AFP


A sunflower field in Mengkofen, southern Germany.

Steeped in history but crumbling, Albania's 'slanted city'

The Lolomani dwelling, formerly the home of the Ottoman period family of that name, was once an impressive sight in the mountainside town of Gjirokastra in southern Albania.


A goldfish display during press preview of the 2016 EDO Nihonbashi Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo.

A 'Japanese tip': the origami art left by diners

Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in Japan's Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye -- a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape.

Light Festival

The Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem Old City during the annual Light Festival featuring Israeli and international artists.

It's in the blood: guiding rafts down Poland's mountain gorge

Stanislaw Migdal sinks his long wooden pole into the water with a practised hand. For decades now, the mountain river guide has been propelling rafts full of tourists down southern Poland's Dunajec River Gorge in keeping with a 200-year-old tradition.

Hello Kitty train

West Japan Railway handout image showing a Shinkansen train adorned with special livery bearing the character Hello Kitty at Hakata car maintenance center in Fukuoka prefecture. Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek bullet train with special carriages festooned with the images of Hello Kitty has been unveiled before chugging into service from June 25.

Music fest

Dancers from China's Guangxi cultural and Art Troupe performing during the International Music Festival at Abdulhusain Abdulredha Theatre in Kuwait City.

Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: "Spin up. Place your bets."



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