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Sea of ceramic poppies floods Tower of London

Sea of ceramic poppies floods Tower of London

The Tower of London marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with thousands of ceramic poppies
World's first 'sportainment' park planned

World's first 'sportainment' park planned

Fitness isn't usually a requirement for theme parks -- not so at the world's first-ever sports amusement park planned for Barcelona
Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

Meet hitchBOT, a talking, tweeting, bucket-bodied Canadian robot that's hitchhiking nearly 4,000 miles
Suitcase secrets: Inside other people's luggage

Suitcase secrets: Inside other people's luggage

We asked readers to share pictures of their packing style on Twitter and Instagram. Who knew packing could be such an art form?
Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane

Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane

An adolescent male was found in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force plane that traveled around Africa before returning to Germany
Animal attractions at Dubai shopping malls

Animal attractions at Dubai shopping malls

In the Middle East, animals in malls are not uncommon. Giant squid, crocodiles and lions are all on show for shoppers
World's prettiest bathrooms

World's prettiest bathrooms

Photographer Aujin Rew takes her camera everywhere she goes, even into the bathrooms of 10 different countries
World's most beautiful piers

World's most beautiful piers

"Bridges to nowhere" to some, architectural icons and centers of entertainment for others; these jetties are worth visiting
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
Best and worst expat movies of all time

Best and worst expat movies of all time

Cinema loves portraying the lives of expats. Sometimes it gets it right. Sometimes it casts Nick Nolte as a shirtless mystic
Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

In what is undoubtedly the world's "coolest" surf video, photographer Chris Burkhard endures freezing temperatures, blizzards and injury to capture Arctic waves and their riders
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