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The next generation of console gaming is coming -- or is it?
 
Dutch architects, Taiwan dreams
Contemporary Dutch architecture differs greatly from the buildings of the 17th century golden age, such as the Dutch Anping Fort (Fort Zeelandia) in Tainan City. At that time, buildings made of bricks and stone were mostly geometric, each serving one specific function: military, commercial or medical. By contrast, modern buildings are abstract, asymmetrical, concept-based and unpredictable. More importantly, they are polyvalent, meaning that they can be used for a variety of functions without any adjustment being required to the building itself.
 
On Sunday mornings, some New Yorkers count down the minutes till noon, when they can legally order an alcoholic drink to cap their brunch.
 
Pecorino: The Italian wine that has made a return from oblivion
It is the rising star of Italian wine, a green-gold white starting to earn an international reputation for its distinctive mineral edge and ageing potential.
 
High colt-ure
Britain's Prince William takes part in a polo match at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Britain, on Saturday, June 18.
 
Observing Ramadan
Palestinian men pray on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City June 17.
 
TED Talks, known for "ideas worth spreading," are aiming for a wider global audience with a new mobile application that can be used in two dozen languages.
 
For this Bethlehem tattoo artist, religion more than skin deep
Pilgrims to Bethlehem often return home with candles or rosaries, but for those who see religion as more than skin-deep, tattoo artist Walid Ayash is there to help.
 
Learn about Mayan culture in Guatemala's Lake Atitlan region
PANAJACHEL, Guatemala -- The boat zips across the water starting early in the morning, picking up local villagers and dropping them off at various points around the lake. A few passengers wear traditional Mayan dress in a kaleidoscope of colors, heading to the town of Panajachel in hopes of selling their handmade crafts to tourists.
 
Sunrise over Germany
The sun rises at the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen and bathes the sky over Stralsund, Germany, in a warm light, early Wednesday, June 15.
 
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