Buddhist devotees sit with their robes during the Dhammadayada novice ordination ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, 07 December 2020. Over 3,500 novices were ordained at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple as part of the Maha Puchaniyacharn Ordination Project for the year 2020. The ordination project gives an opportunity for Thai men from every corner of the country to be ordained as Buddhist monks and study Dharma, or Buddhist doctrine, and medita

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Men wear masks as they sit in the metro in Prague, Czech Republic, 17 March 2020. According to media reports, the Czech government decided to impose a two-week quarantine in the country on the evening of 15 March, and ban all international travel from 16 March 2020. Currently 383 cases of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Covid-19 disease, have been officially confirmed in Czech Republic.  EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK


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Yvette Adaniya, an Ebola survivor, visits and pays her respects to the grave of her husband at a specially designated site for burials of Ebola victims, to the North of Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 October 2020. ‘The devil will not distract us again,' says Adaniya, who lost her husband to the virus as this unfamiliar disease broke out in the forests to the North of Beni, North Kivu. 'When I had Ebola, my whole body and soul were affected. I lost weight and became bruised and black. I w

Photo Essay:
The Next Pandemic

A huge chair with a sign on it reading 'Southern point of Europe' is placed near Tripiti beach on the island of Gavdos, south Gree​ce, 30 January 2020. The chair which was built and placed at the most southern tip of the island stands as a symbol for Europe's southern point. EPA-​EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Photo Essay:
Gavdos Island, Europe's Southern Point

A soldier, who moments earlier had arrived with wounded comrades, looks at a reflection of an image of Jesus Christ at the main entrance of the hospital in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 07 November 2020. Soldiers and relatives waited for hours to learn about the wounded on the battlefront amid constant shelling. The conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis is one of the most complexes in the world, with ethnic and religious implications as well as competing international interests. The latest confrontat

Photo Essay:
The Last Days of Stepanakert

North Korean defector Han Hong-geun shows his injured right arm at home in Seosan city, Chungcheongnam-do province, South Korea, 07 November 2020. At dawn on 01 January 2009, a North Korean Lieutenant Colonel in Han Hong Geun (now aged 63) left the Bachelor Officer Quarters in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, to escape. That night, he crossed Yalu River (Amnok River) and arrived at Kunming City, China, where he stayed for three days. He took the route south through China, all the way down to Laos, where he cross

Photo Essay:
The Life of a North Korean Defector and His Family in South Korea

A mountaineer works on lifting up the repaired dials during maintenance work on the tower's clock at the Church of St Ludmila in Prague, Czech Republic, 24 August 2020. Classic clocks are part of the landscape of Prague, known as the 'city of a hundred towers' for its centuries-old mechanical devices - including the famed Astronomical Clock in the Old Square. Mariana Nesnidalova is the head of L. Hainz, a family business that was founded in 1836 which has carved out a niche in the production and manufacture

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Clocktowers' Maintenance in Prague

A Tibetan girl rest at a house in Jangdam village, Samzhubze District, outside Shigatse, in Tibet Autonomous Region, China, 18 October 2020. The picture was taken during a media tour to Tibet organized by the Chinese government that focused on China's poverty alleviation program for the region. The natural beauty of Tibet, the thousand-year-old Himalayan roof of the world, still dazzles the few visitors who are allowed in. But today, in many places, bulldozers, highways, and modern apartment towers have rep

Photo Essay:
Poverty Alleviation in Tibet