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Magnificent Matsuri

One of Japan’s biggest and oldest events, the month-long Gion Matsuri summer festival is in full swing in Kyoto.

One of Japan’s biggest and oldest events, the month-long Gion Matsuri summer festival is in full swing in Kyoto.

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Colosseum makeover gets the thumbs up from Italian PM Renzi

Italy has portrayed the latest phase of the restoration of Rome's Colosseum as the standard bearer for the protection of the country's vast cultural heritage.

Italy has portrayed the latest phase of the restoration of Rome's Colosseum as the standard bearer for the protection of the country's vast cultural heritage.

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Is this 2,000-year-old tool the world's oldest computer?

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

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Belarus stages re-enactment of Napoleonic wars

The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.

The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.

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See Nicolae Ceausescu's gold bathroom

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

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France: Renaissance reflection

The beauty of the 16th century Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley (department of Loire-et-Cher) is reflected in the rising waters as heavy rainfall leads to flooding across central…

The beauty of the 16th century Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley (department of Loire-et-Cher) is reflected in the rising waters as heavy rainfall leads to flooding across central…

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UK daredevils risk life and limb in cheese chase

Hundreds of people risked their limbs on Monday, running down a steep hill chasing a wheel of cheese in the Gloucestershire village of…

Hundreds of people risked their limbs on Monday, running down a steep hill chasing a wheel of cheese in the Gloucestershire village of…

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Cyprus: The ghost car park in the Akrotiri Military Base

It has been four decades since Cyprus was divided in 1974 after the Turkish invasion in the island causing thousands of residents to abandon their

It has been four decades since Cyprus was divided in 1974 after the Turkish invasion in the island causing thousands of residents to abandon their