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Colombian actress Laura Londono (right) and Cuban actor William Levy perform a scene during the production of a new version of...

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Yemeni actors rehearse on the eve of the premiere of a play entitled 'Yemeni Film', a comedic production that touches on...

Anime epic ‘Demon Slayer’ ousts Ghibli classic as Japan’s top-grossing film

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Virtual idols take to the real-life stage in China

This handout photograph and released by the Beijing Mizhi Tech company, shows fans watching projections of members of the virtual girl...

Montreal offers ‘light therapy’ in pandemic winter

Passers-by in Montreal enjoy the 'Loop', one of the five light installations on display to bring some comfort to residents of...

Elephant Santas spread virus awareness among Thai children

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Pop superstar Ariana Grande announces engagement

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Outrage after Miss France runner-up gets anti-Semitic abuse

Miss Provence April Benayoum competes on stage during the Miss France 2021 beauty contest at the Puy-du-Fou, in Les Epesses, western...

In Egypt, pandemic inspires passion for oud

Children work on Arabian Ouds at a workshop belonging to Khaled Azzouz, a veteran oud-maker.A man stacks Arabian Ouds at a workshop...

Like so much else, visits with Santa go virtual due to COVID

Andre Russel dressed as Santa Claus speaks to his client during virtual appointment in the basement of his home in Chicago, Illinois....

‘Like Xanax’: In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

(From left to right) Stand-up comedians Mario Moubarak, Firas Shamieh, Mohammed Baalbaki, Nicolas Tawk, Iyad Al-Hout, Georges, and Georges pose for...

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22nd January