A fruit and vegetable carving competition in Bangkok on August 4, 2017. It is a royal tradition that has proved bountiful through the ages and one that Thailand’s fruit carvers are determined to keep alive — even as young people peel away from the unique art form.
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Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017.
Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania’s fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colorful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line.
Appearing in China at the end of the 19th century, rickshaws originally had two wheels and were pulled by their driver on foot, with passengers seated at the back. Today, most of the vehicles are tricycles – some still have pedals and are propelled by physical force, but the majority are equipped with electric or gas engines.
Not many chefs don a welding mask before they enter the kitchen, but Sila Sutharat prefers to cook his chicken sunny side up. Two hours south of Bangkok this 60-year-old vendor has found an ingenious way to offer his customers something a little different by harnessing the power of the sun. Using a large wall of nearly 1,000 moveable mirrors — a device he designed and built himself — he focuses the sun’s rays onto a row of marinated chickens, sizzling away under the intense heat.
Brown bears play in a shelter for bears rescued from circuses and private restaurants of Ukraine, near Zhytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev, on March 24, 2017.
Tortured for years by human hands these mighty animals got a chance to start it all over again in a shelter near the city of Zhytomyr, in the northwest of the country. Opened in 2012 by international animal charity Four Paws, the rescue centre soon became one of the biggest sights of the region.
Nearly 100 years have passed since America’s entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress declared war on Germany at the behest of President Woodrow Wilson. The Baltimore Sun, then published separately in the morning and evening as The Sun and The Evening Sun, covered America’s efforts in WWI on its front pages until the war’s conclusion in November of 1918.