Icelanders take New Year’s fireworks to dizzying heights

Icelandic people celebrate New Year's Eve and hope for a brighter 2021 as fireworks light up the sky in Reykjavik, Iceland....

Slovenians hope for easier ride in 2021 with decorated bikes

A decorated bicycle is displayed in the small village of Gradisica. - AFP photos In shop windows, backyards,...

Pierre Cardin, fashion’s savvy futurist

A file photo taken on May 13, 2011 shows French fashion icon Pierre Cardin (centre right) waving after his fashion show...

In the Alps, white caviar offers an exclusive alternative

Walter Gruell, fish farmer and fish delicacy store owner, presents his products including a white caviar (blue box) at his store...

Hong Kong florist helps prisoners send Xmas gifts

Photos show florist Elise Ip making a gift as part of the free "Send Flowers With You" project - which allows...

From bean to bar, Haiti’s cocoa wants international recognition

Sorting of cocoa beans according to their size and appearance is done in the workshops of Makaya Chocolat in Petionville, Haiti....

Oyster shells given new life as reefs off Texas coast

Shannon Batte unloads bins full of oyster shells at Red Bluff Road - a wasteland rented from the Port of Houston...

Christmas grub: Zimbabwean beetle makes a seasonal snack

Earnmore Chikavaza, a villager, climbs up branches of a musasa tree (brachystegia spiciformis) to shake and dislodge mandere (chafer beetles, also...

Quiet Bethlehem Christmas means ‘less business, more religion’

A Palestinian carpenter carves religious statues and figurines from olive wood at a shop near the Church of the Nativity, in...

Baghdad’s wristwatch repairman is a timeless treasure

Watch repairman Youssef Abdelkarim sits at his workshop on Rasheed Street in Iraq's capital Baghdad. - AFP photos

Foreign authors top sellers with literature-loving Tehran women

Employees of the Saless publishing house pose for a group picture with bestselling books in Iran's capital Tehran. - AFP photos

Syrian potter preserves centuries-old craft

Syrian-Armenian potter Misak Antranik Petros arranges pottery vases at his workshop.Syrian-Armenian potter Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to churn...

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22nd January