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Livin' on a prayer: Champion Pakistan Koran reader in full voice

Islamabad - To master the art of Koran recitation, 21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi had to follow a strict regime of yoga, hours of rehearsing vocal scales -- and a total ban on biryani.

The Silk Road today: A living history in photographs Special

London - The Silk Road conjures images of trade, of peoples, and of empires long fallen. What is this trade route like today? A new outdoor exhibition attempts to capture this through a series of stunning photographs.

Saudi Arabia's city of roses blooms in Ramadan

Taif - Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom's vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink.

Stolen ancient Roman statue found in Brussels antiques shop

Rome - An ancient Roman sculpture stolen more than a decade ago has been recovered after two off-duty officers spotted it in an antiques shop in Brussels, Italian police said Tuesday.

India's forgotten African tribe seeks sporting glory

- Rohit Majgul has weathered racism and rejection in India as part of a marginalised community tracing its roots back to Africa -- but he still dreams of bringing sporting glory to his country.

'Beautiful and fierce': Voguing balls let LGBT Chinese shine

Bejing - Leather, glitter, stilettos and a strut -- voguing, the underground dance phenomenon, has seized Beijing and given China's LGBT community a "playground" to celebrate their identities.

Love on the rocks: Inside China's marriage counselling boom

Shanghai - From a small office in Shanghai, marriage counsellor Zhu Shenyong livestreams advice over several phones simultaneously to an attentive audience keen to save their relationships.On his wall hangs the mantra: "Let there be no bad marriages under heaven....

French theatres occupied as protesters demand reopening

Paris - French protesters were occupying three of the country's leading theatres on Wednesday as frustration grew over the months-long halt to cultural activities imposed due to the pandemic.

AI shines a light on Bollywood and Hollywood media bias

Artificial intelligence has the capability to assess movies for indications of bias, and to do so fairly rapidly. This could lead to a reappraisal of norms and values relating to the era when a movie was made.

Dr. Seuss pulls six books over racist imagery

New York - They are beloved by generations of early readers for their wacky rhyming tales and mischievous plotlines, but six Dr. Seuss books are being pulled because of imagery now considered racist.Dr.

Young Singapore chefs serve up hope for street food's future

Fpo - After the pandemic torpedoed his chance to work at a Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Lim Wei Keat returned to his roots by becoming a Singapore street-food chef cooking local fare.

US court rejects claim against Germany over Nazi treasure

Washington - The US Supreme Court rejected Wednesday a suit by the heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers for compensation from Germany for a storied collection of medieval art treasures.

Anger in Cyprus after church demolishes protected buildings

Nicosia - The powerful Church of Cyprus has sparked anger on the Mediterranean island by demolishing four listed buildings next to a new cathedral it is building in Nicosia's historic old city.

Swedish film festival offers nurse an isolated, island cinema for a week

Marstrand - A front-line Swedish nurse is getting some Covid downtime with a week of private screenings of the Gothenburg film festival, in a former lighthouse off the country's west coast.

Swedish film festival offers nurse an isolated, island cinema for a week

Marstrand - A front-line Swedish nurse is getting some Covid downtime with a week of private screenings of the Gothenburg film festival, in a former lighthouse off the country's west coast.

Swedish film festival offers nurse an isolated, island cinema for a week

Marstrand - A front-line Swedish nurse is getting some Covid downtime with a week of private screenings of the Gothenburg film festival, in a former lighthouse off the country's west coast.

Switzerland's timeless art mechanics embraces 3D future

Sainte-croix - In his snow-bound workshop, Swiss master Francois Junod's moving mechanical artworks whir into action: birds whistle, historical luminaries write poetry -- traditional craftsmanship newly recognised as being among the world's cultural heritage.

Theatre, cinema, concerts thrive in Madrid despite virus

Madrid - With entertainment venues shuttered across much of Europe, Spain stands out as a cultural oasis where people still go to the theatre and cinema or watch concerts despite soaring infection rates.

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris - The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours a full lockdown appears off the agenda for now.

Japan celebrates coming-of-age day despite virus surge

Apo - Young adults dressed to the nines in kimonos gathered at venues in Japan on Monday to celebrate reaching the age of majority, although many of the usually jubilant events were cancelled over virus fears.

Pandemic overshadows Japan's New Year tuna auction

Apo - Tokyo's annual New Year tuna auction ended Tuesday without the usual jaw-dropping bidding war, with the country's "Tuna King" holding back on gunning for the top fish, citing the pandemic woes affecting the restaurant industry.

Turkey's social divides laid bare in Netflix hit

Istanbul - One is a headscarf-wearing cleaning lady from the poor suburbs of Istanbul, the other a jet-setting psychiatrist who breaks glass ceilings and harbours suspicions about conservative Islam.

Foreigners shake up Egypt's belly dancing scene

Apo - At a Cairo wedding hall, Russian belly dancer Anastasia Biserova shimmied to the dance floor in a bright, high-slit skirt and an elaborately sequined bra top.

Foreigners shake up Egypt's belly dancing scene

Apo - At a Cairo wedding hall, Russian belly dancer Anastasia Biserova shimmied to the dance floor in a bright, high-slit skirt and an elaborately sequined bra top.

Singapore 'hawker' culture gains UN recognition

Fpo - Once seen as lowly members of Singaporean society, cooks in the city-state's bustling "hawker" centres are rejoicing this week after the United Nations recognised their food as a cultural treasure.

Art of watchmaking gets UNESCO heritage status

Zurich - The craftmanship of Swiss and French mechanical watchmaking on Wednesday won UNESCO intangible heritage status, casting the spotlight on an art practised for centuries in the Jura mountain region straddling the two countries.

Rebuilt Prussian palace, scarred by history, opens in Berlin

Berlin - A reconstructed Prussian palace will open in Berlin on Wednesday as a museum complex housing colonial artifacts, just as debate is gathering pace around the return of treasures plundered from abroad.

Flipping the script: China school reforms spark Mongolian writing revival

Ulaanbaatar - In a classroom in Mongolia's capital, students pass over the Soviet-era Cyrillic alphabet they grew up with and turn their copybooks sideways to practice the traditional, vertical Mongolian script that dates back to the empire of Genghis Khan.

Christmas gift sparks lifelong passion for puppeteer

Turin - Augusto Grilli's eyes still light up when he recalls receiving the little theatre and 12 puppets almost 75 years ago, a childhood gift that sparked a career and a lifelong passion.

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

Chernobyl - A soft snow fell as a clutch of visitors equipped with a Geiger counter wandered through the ghostly Ukrainian town of Pripyat, frozen in time since the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.
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An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater...
An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater, would have housed the great poets like Homer, and speakers like Pericles.
Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
German rock band Rammstein in concert in Milan on February 24  2005
German rock band Rammstein in concert in Milan on February 24, 2005
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Another quaint Kafeneio in Athens  this one called  Efcharis  (Ευχαρις: graceful). The interi...
Another quaint Kafeneio in Athens, this one called 'Efcharis' (Ευχαρις: graceful). The interior of Greek cafes is always exuding with originality!
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A quaint 'Kafeneio' (Καφενειο: cafe) on the incline to the Acropolis. Just what the doctor ordered!
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Entrance to the yak Museum of Tibet
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These excavations are sprinkled all over Athens. Of course it must be expected that an ancient city such as Athens has existed on it's present site for thousands of years. Not sure how the residents feel about having skyscrapers being built on top of their homes...
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Veruca Salt, onstage in 2005
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Turkish performers at the Toronto Turkish Festival.
Turkish performers at the Toronto Turkish Festival.
The Silk Road is a celebration of different cultures.
The Silk Road is a celebration of different cultures.
Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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The French Minister of Culture's office at the French Culture Ministry, Paris 2009
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