Daily Life in Japan

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A woman, dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, holds a parasol as she looks at a water bird while crossing a bridge in Kyoto, western Japan November 19, 2014. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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Brazil’s Drought from Above

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An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state November 18, 2014. Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region’s smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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Harvesting a Tea Plantations in Himalayas

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, Nepalese women pick tea at a tea garden of Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. Illam is a hilly district of tea gardens and estates in eastern Nepal’s Himalayan region with one of its largest and most productive tea estate being Kanyam estates. The district produces orthodox tea, hand-processed or machine rolled, which is generally exported to international markets, specially Europe and the United States. Most of the tea pickers here are paid 186 Nepalese Rupees (US $ 2) for 8 hours of work everyday. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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Harvesting Cocoa Beans in Ivory Coast

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Women from a local cocoa farmers association called BLAYEYA work in a cocoa farm in Djangobo, Niable in eastern Ivory Coast, November 17, 2014. BLAYEYA is a women’s only association with each member owning a field and planting cocoa. (Photo by Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters)

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Chile and Peru Loses its Andean Glaciers

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An aerial view of open pits of CODELCO’s Andina (L) and Anglo American’s Los Bronces copper mines with Olivares glaciers in the background (top L) at Los Andes Mountain range, near Santiago city, November 17, 2014. The rock glaciers of the Chilean central zone, a huge source of water for the basins of the capital, are said to be threatened by the environmental impacts of hydroelectric and mining projects, according to environmental activists Greenpeace. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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Magnificent Italian Village Turned Into Authentic Hotel

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Sextantio Albergo Diffuso – If you’re looking for the true Italian medieval experience, the S. Stefano Di Stefano is the place for you. Check out our full gallery below!

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Tea Plantations in Kenya

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A man walks in the early morning to start his day picking tea leaves at a plantation in Nandi Hills, in Kenya’s highlands region west of capital Nairobi, November 5, 2014. Emerald-coloured tea bushes blanketing the rolling hills of Nandi County have long provided a livelihood for small-scale farmers, helping make Kenya one of the world’s biggest tea exporters. But ideal weather and bigger harvests, instead of producing bumper earnings, have led to a glut of Kenya’s speciality black tea. (Photo by Noor Khamis/Reuters)

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Venezuela Lauds World Records for Christmas Dinner “Made in Revolution”

“Venezuela praised its ‘socialist revolution’ for a culinary conquest on Saturday: Guinness World Records for the country’s beloved Christmas dinner staples. A cook-a-thon in capital Caracas landed Venezuela records for the biggest ham-filled bread, sugar cane juice infused with lemon, and “hallaca”, a cornmeal dish wrapped in plantain leaves. “Made in socialism, made in revolution”, Food Minister Yvan Bello said in a flurry of celebratory tweets. “The people are celebrating, Venezuela is a country of records, of achievements, thanks to the revolution!”, he added, feting the 20-meter bread, 12,000-liter drink and 120-meter “hallaca”. The initiative comes as Venezuelans struggle ahead of the holiday season due to shortages of basic goods and sky-high inflation that crimps purchasing power. Leftist president Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan dubbed “Operation Merry Christmas” to lower the cost of toys, clothes and appliances for shoppers amid the weakening economy. Critics blast the measures as unsustainable distractions to mask the OPEC country’s deeper problems”. – Alexandra Ulmer via Reuters.

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Workers cook a giant hallaca – a mixture of beef, pork, chicken, raisins, capers, and olives wrapped in cornmeal dough and folded within plantain leaves, a typical Venezuelan Christmas dish, during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest hallaca, in Caracas November 15, 2014. The giant hallaca more than 120 metres long. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Candlewood Cabins

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Candlewood Cabins is a unique getaway retreat hidden in the beautiful hills of southwest Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains. Find yourself surrounded by nature. Indulge in a whirlpool bath or warm up by the woodstove fire.

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Carry On Cocktail Kit

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The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides everything you need to craft two delicious Old Fashioned cocktails mid-flight—all you need to add is the hard stuff.

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Illegal Fishing in Zimbabwe

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In this photo taken Wednesday October 29 2014, a fisherman poses with his catch on the shores of Lake Chivero, west of Harare. Illegal fishing can be hazardous in Zimbabwe, where poachers scan the banks for armed rangers and the water for crocodiles while they cast their rods. The country is in such a dire economic state that thousands of people, unable to find regular work, flock to Lake Chivero in hopes of catching fish, mostly bream, that they can sell for desperately needed income. (Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo)

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Asterix Amusement Park near Paris

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Besides the well-known Disneyland, near Paris is another, no less interesting, place of entertainment for adults and children. The name suggests that the park is dedicated to two renowned characters from Gaul.

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China: Then and Now

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Women wearing sunglasses pose for a group photo at a park in Beijing in 1980. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

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Underwater Wedding in Bora-Bora

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The stunning wedding was organized by a dive club called Top Dive, which has launched a new concept for wedding tourism in French Polynesia. The bride and groom held hands as they stood in front of a Polynesian priest who performed their eye-watering ceremony. (Photo by Ben Thouard/AFP Photo)

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WHUDAT @ Maldives 2014 – Part 3: Angsana Ihuru

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Step onto an island where nature beckons and plush comforts await. Let your eye wander across the endless stretch of the deep blue sea, rich with dazzling marine life. Feel the excitement in the air seep into your veins and flow through your being. German lifestyle-magazine WHUDAT was there to experience Angsana Ihuru, the island, which is yours when you are there.

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