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AFP Photo 📷 @freddufour_afp - Children play with a giant kite at the 34th Weifang International Kite Festival, in Shandong province on April 21, 2019. Widely known as the world capital of kites, Weifang produce 80 million kites per year. #kite #shandong #kitefestival

AFP Photo @freddufour_afp - Children play with a giant kite at the 34th Weifang International Kite Festival, in Shandong province on April 21, 2019. Widely known as the world capital of kites, Weifang produce 80 million kites per year. #kite #shandong #kitefestival - 18 hours ago

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AFP Photo 📷 @zakaria_abdelkafi 📷 @lionelbonaventure 📷 @anne.christine.poujoulat - Thousands of "Yellow vest" protestors took to the streets on April 20 for a 23rd week of anti-government marches. #giletsjaunes #yellowvests #giletjaune #yellowvest

AFP Photo @zakaria_abdelkafi @lionelbonaventure @anne.christine.poujoulat - Thousands of "Yellow vest" protestors took to the streets on April 20 for a 23rd week of anti-government marches. #giletsjaunes #yellowvests #giletjaune #yellowvest - 2 days ago

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AFP Photo 📷 @karim.sahib - An Emirati fisherman throws his net near Mirfa, near the coast of the capital Abu Dhabi on April 19, 2019.

AFP Photo @karim.sahib - An Emirati fisherman throws his net near Mirfa, near the coast of the capital Abu Dhabi on April 19, 2019. - 2 days ago

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AFP Photo 📷 @ozannkoseee - Sudanese protesters attend a friday prayer outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 19, 2019. Protest leaders Friday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from Sudan's ruling military council as crowds of demonstrators kept up the pressure outside army headquarters and Washington said it will send an envoy to encourage the transition.

AFP Photo @ozannkoseee - Sudanese protesters attend a friday prayer outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 19, 2019. Protest leaders Friday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from Sudan's ruling military council as crowds of demonstrators kept up the pressure outside army headquarters and Washington said it will send an envoy to encourage the transition. - 3 days ago

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AFP Photo 📷 Kazuhiro Nogi - Valley of the dolls: scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village -
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In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street.
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But yet the street appears busy, dotted with life-sized dolls that outnumber humans 10 to one, the product of a one-woman bid to counterfeit and loneliness felt in Nagoro, like many Japanese villages decimated by depopulation.
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Nagoro, about 550 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, Tsukimi Ayano, a local resident of Tsukimi Ayano, has been working in the village.
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"Only 27 people live in this village but the number of scarecrows is tenfold, like 270," the 69-year-old doll maker told AFP in an interview at her home.
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It was started 16 years ago when the dexterous Ayano created a scarecrow dressed in her father's clothes to prevent birds eating the seeds.
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Since then, Ayano has not stopped creating the life-size dolls, made with wooden sticks, newspapers to fill the body, elastic fabrics for skin and knitting wool for hair.
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The skillful craftswoman needs only three days to make an adult-sized doll that are now scattered all around the village.
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The secret to breathing life into the dolls? Applying pink colour to the lips and cheeks with a make-up brush, revealed Ayano.
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At the local school, she has placed 12 colourful child-sized dolls at desks, positioned as if part of a lively class poring over their books.
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The school closed seven years ago as there was no one left to teach, she recalled sadly. "Now there are no children. The youngest person here is 55 years old."
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#Nagoro

AFP Photo Kazuhiro Nogi - Valley of the dolls: scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village - . In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street. . But yet the street appears busy, dotted with life-sized dolls that outnumber humans 10 to one, the product of a one-woman bid to counterfeit and loneliness felt in Nagoro, like many Japanese villages decimated by depopulation. . Nagoro, about 550 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, Tsukimi Ayano, a local resident of Tsukimi Ayano, has been working in the village. . "Only 27 people live in this village but the number of scarecrows is tenfold, like 270," the 69-year-old doll maker told AFP in an interview at her home. . It was started 16 years ago when the dexterous Ayano created a scarecrow dressed in her father's clothes to prevent birds eating the seeds. . Since then, Ayano has not stopped creating the life-size dolls, made with wooden sticks, newspapers to fill the body, elastic fabrics for skin and knitting wool for hair. . The skillful craftswoman needs only three days to make an adult-sized doll that are now scattered all around the village. . The secret to breathing life into the dolls? Applying pink colour to the lips and cheeks with a make-up brush, revealed Ayano. . At the local school, she has placed 12 colourful child-sized dolls at desks, positioned as if part of a lively class poring over their books. . The school closed seven years ago as there was no one left to teach, she recalled sadly. "Now there are no children. The youngest person here is 55 years old." . #Nagoro - 3 days ago

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#AFPrepost 📷 @moneysharma - An Indian women at a polling station during the India's general election in Shahpur near Muzaffarnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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#india #asia #indiapictures #instagood #indiaelections #election #vote #uttarpradesh #up #photojournalism #photocommune #photography #igasia #indian #work #afp #veil #woman #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere

#AFPrepost @moneysharma - An Indian women at a polling station during the India's general election in Shahpur near Muzaffarnagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. . #india #asia #indiapictures #instagood #indiaelections #election #vote #uttarpradesh #up #photojournalism #photocommune #photography #igasia #indian #work #afp #veil #woman #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere - 4 days ago

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AFP Photo 📷 @edjonesafp - A bride and groom jump over a skipping rope as they pose during a wedding photo shoot at a park in Pyongyang on April 18, 2019. #bride #brideandgroom

AFP Photo @edjonesafp - A bride and groom jump over a skipping rope as they pose during a wedding photo shoot at a park in Pyongyang on April 18, 2019. #bride #brideandgroom - 4 days ago

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AFP Photo 📷 @joeklamar - Workers light up anti-frost candles in an apple orchard outside the village of Miloslavov-Alzbetin Dvor near Bratislava, Slovakia, on a cold spring night of April 17, 2019. Apple growers protect the blooming apple flowers from the freezing night temperatures by warming up the air with more then one thousand anti-frost candles, spreading smoke with tractors and helicopters on the 120 hectare orchard

AFP Photo @joeklamar - Workers light up anti-frost candles in an apple orchard outside the village of Miloslavov-Alzbetin Dvor near Bratislava, Slovakia, on a cold spring night of April 17, 2019. Apple growers protect the blooming apple flowers from the freezing night temperatures by warming up the air with more then one thousand anti-frost candles, spreading smoke with tractors and helicopters on the 120 hectare orchard - 5 days ago

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AFP Photo - The inferno of Notre Dame - #NotreDame
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As Notre Dame burned, and thousands spilled onto the streets and quais of Paris to watch the spectacle, AFP journalists were recording the historical moments from every which angle during the 15 hours that it took some 400 firefighters to put out the flames ravaging the 850-year-old structure. 📷 @gvdh_photo 📷 Bertrand Guay 📷 @ludovicmarin 📷  Eric Feferberg 📷 Philippe Lopez 📷  Francois Guillot 📷 Patrick Anidjar
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Here are a few of their stories : https://correspondent.afp.com/inferno-notre-dame
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#CathedraleNotreDame

AFP Photo - The inferno of Notre Dame - #NotreDame . As Notre Dame burned, and thousands spilled onto the streets and quais of Paris to watch the spectacle, AFP journalists were recording the historical moments from every which angle during the 15 hours that it took some 400 firefighters to put out the flames ravaging the 850-year-old structure. @gvdh_photo Bertrand Guay @ludovicmarin Eric Feferberg Philippe Lopez Francois Guillot Patrick Anidjar . Here are a few of their stories : https://correspondent.afp.com/inferno-notre-dame . #CathedraleNotreDame - 6 days ago

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AFP Photo - 'Paris is disfigured': Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns -
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📷 Philippe Lopez 📷 Bertrand Guay 📷 François Guillot 📷 Philippe Lopez 📷 @gvdh_photo .
Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on Monday night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
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Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine.
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Along the Pont au Change bridge, which connects the Ile de la Cite with the Right Bank, the atmosphere was one of a vigil as hundreds of people watched in hushed silence as smoke rose into the night sky.
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Gasps and cries of "Oh my god" erupted at 7:50 pm (1750 GMT) when the top portion of the church's spire came crashing down into an inferno that had spread to the entire roof.
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More gasps came a few seconds later when the rest of the spire collapsed, caught on the cameras of thousands of mobile phones.
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#notredame #cathedralenotredame #paris

AFP Photo - 'Paris is disfigured': Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns - . Philippe Lopez Bertrand Guay François Guillot Philippe Lopez @gvdh_photo . Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on Monday night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral. . Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine. . Along the Pont au Change bridge, which connects the Ile de la Cite with the Right Bank, the atmosphere was one of a vigil as hundreds of people watched in hushed silence as smoke rose into the night sky. . Gasps and cries of "Oh my god" erupted at 7:50 pm (1750 GMT) when the top portion of the church's spire came crashing down into an inferno that had spread to the entire roof. . More gasps came a few seconds later when the rest of the spire collapsed, caught on the cameras of thousands of mobile phones. . #notredame #cathedralenotredame #paris - 6 days ago

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AFP Photo📷 @pabloporciuncula - Traditional rodeo week in Montevideo - #rodeo

AFP Photo @pabloporciuncula - Traditional rodeo week in Montevideo - #rodeo - 7 days ago

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AFP Photo 📷 @sergeigapon - A person sits by giant crosses on April 14, 2019 in the town of Ashmiany, some 130 km northwest of Minsk, during a Palm Sunday celebration which mark a week before eastern.

AFP Photo @sergeigapon - A person sits by giant crosses on April 14, 2019 in the town of Ashmiany, some 130 km northwest of Minsk, during a Palm Sunday celebration which mark a week before eastern. - 7 days ago

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