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China’s new ad ban?

April 20, 2015

  A woman holding a baby stands in front of a shelf displaying milk powder products at a supermarket in Beijing May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman holding a baby stands in front of a shelf displaying milk powder products at a supermarket in Beijing May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

You’ve got the power

April 17, 2015
The setting sun illuminates the sky behind wind turbines of a wind park near Neusiedl am See, December 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

The setting sun illuminates the sky behind wind turbines of a wind park near Neusiedl am See, December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Pack up your trunks

April 16, 2015

  Elephants perform during a rehearsal for the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich March 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Elephants perform during a rehearsal for the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A selfie from space

April 15, 2015

 

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Painting with flowers 

It’s not known as the Garden of Europe for nothing. Every year, the 30 or so gardeners at Keukenhof park in the Netherlands display millions of flowers in a sight confirming that spring finally has arrived. Here, children fill in the final petals on a floral portrait of the artist Vincent van Gogh.

China’s leftover homes

April 14, 2015

Zheng Meiju walks towards her partially demolished nail house (back) in Rui’an, Zhejiang province, China, July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Clearing the air – or at least letting someone pollute it more than you

April 13, 2015

  Birds fly across the sky on a polluted day in Wuhan, Hubei province, February 16, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER

Birds fly across the sky on a polluted day in Wuhan, Hubei province, February 16, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER

Sandra Bullock’s ‘safe door’

April 10, 2015

The charges against Joshua Corbett, who broke into Sandra Bullock’s home last June, include burglary, stalking and possession of a machine gun. They encompass the events of a night that led Bullock to lock herself in her bedroom closet and call 911. The call was played for the jury in court this week, who heard her shakily tell the 911 operator that someone had begun banging on her bedroom door, which, for what  it was worth, was a “safe door.” Reuters reports that Corbett could face up to 20 years in prison.

Is it a car? A bike?

April 9, 2015

Toyota’s i-Road chief engineer Akihiro Yanaka poses behind one of the electric vehicles that is to be used in a planned car sharing scheme in Tokyo, April 9, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A watery loophole

April 8, 2015

  A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Lions and tigers and lawsuits — oh my!

April 7, 2015

  A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A grizzly bear roams through Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart