Nepal’s Women-Only Buses

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A woman rides a women-only bus as she returns from her college in Kathmandu January 6, 2015. Nepal’s capital Kathmandu has introduced women-only buses in an attempt to reduce sexual harassment and groping on public transport, a senior government official said on Monday. The initiative will start with four 16-seater buses which will ply a popular east-west route across the city during peak morning and evening hours. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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The Swasthani Brata Katha Festival in Nepal

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A devotee takes a holy bath in River Saali in Sankhu on the first day of Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu January 5, 2015. During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family’s well-being or in getting them a good husband. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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New Year’s Celebration in Tokyo

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A Japanese girl participates in a calligraphy contest to the celebrate the New Year in Tokyo January 5, 2015. Over 3,000 calligraphers, having qualified in country wide competitions throughout Japan, took part in the annual contest to celebrate the new year. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)

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Witches Market in Bolivia

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Aymara witchdoctor Ricardo Quispe, also called “Lord of the Lake”, throws coca leaves during a ritual to predict the future, at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. Dozens of witch doctors tend to a warren of stalls in El Alto, making offerings to give thanks, to promise luck at work or in love, or to call up spirits and banish curses at the end of the year. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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New Year Devotees Feast the Saint of Death

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A follower shows a ring of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, near at the saint’s altar at Tepito neighborhood, in Mexico City January 1, 2015. Followers gather at the saint’s altar at the start of the new year to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank the saint for favours that have been granted and to ask for new ones in the new year. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Great Britain

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Revellers from London dance as they wait for fireworks to start at the London Eye on the River Thames during New Year celebrations in London December 31, 2014. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Spain

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A reveller dressed up as Austrian drag queen and 2014 Eurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst takes part in New Year’s celebrations in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain, early January 1, 2015. Villagers and revellers dressed up in funny costumes to take part in the New Year’s celebration. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Japan

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An elderly couple arrives at the Shinto Meiji Shrine to pray on the first day of the new year in Tokyo January 1, 2015. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: USA

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A boy (L) wears 2015 glasses as a group of family members use a selfie-stick to photograph themselves during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Zoran Milich/Reuters)

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Christmas Day Expedition to Marum Volcano in Vanuatu

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Descending into the Marum Volcano in Vanuatu, Intrepid explorers found an unusual way of staying warm this winter by spending Christmas day on an active volcano. British climber Chris Horsley, 22, and his friends Gareth Hawken, 30, Geoff Mackley, 50, and Bradley Ambrose, 36, from Auckland, New Zealand, hiked up the Marum Volcano, Vanuatu, on the morning of the 25th. Instead of passing the day with their families, the team climbed down a 1200ft cliff to get close to a flowing lake of lava. (Photo by Bradley Ambrose/Caters News)

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WHUDAT in Thailand 2014 // Conrad Koh Samui

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German lifestyle- and travel magazine WHUDAT spent a few days this month in Thailand, where the guys had the opportunity to experience the beautiful Conrad Koh Samui, located on the tropical island of Koh Samui and surrounded by a dazzling azure sea and close to lush rain forests. Here are some impressions from this road trip!

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WHUDAT in Thailand 2014 // Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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German lifestyle- and travel magazine WHUDAT spent a few days this month in Bangkok, where the guys had the opportunity to experience the beautiful Hilton Sukhumvit Hotel, located in the heart of Sukhumvit’s business, shopping and entertainment district. This Bangkok hotel has a sophisticated 1920s Italian-American design, right next to the hotel you’ll find the luxurious Emporium Shopping complex. Here are some impressions from this roadtrip!

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Philippines Preparing for the New Year

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A worker inspects unfinished firecrackers as they make pyrotechnics at a makeshift factory in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, north of Manila December 27, 2014. Firecracker makers in Bulacan province, the pyrotechnic capital of the Philippines, are in haste to meet the demands for the coming New Year revelry. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

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Elephant Festival in Nepal

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Mahouts tie a seat on an elephant before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan, south of Kathmandu, December 26, 2014. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant festival, which involves elephant races, elephants playing an exhibition soccer match and taking part in various other sporting activities. The event will start from 26 December and will end on 30 December, 2014. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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The Forbidden Cuban Cigars You Need to Get Your Hands On

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Staff member Maria Regla, 60, shows a tobacco leaf at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014. From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. (Photo by Enrique De La Osa/Reuters)

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