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London's Notting Hill Carnival celebrates 50 years
Hundreds of thousands of revelers took to the streets to celebrate London's Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, as police made more than 400 arrests during the festival's 50th anniversary.
 
Part of Monferrato received UNESCO heritage status in 2014 to showcase the hundreds of historic wine cellars known as "infernot." These caves, carved out of the soft tuffaut sandstone, were used to store produce before refrigeration, to maintain constant temperature and high humidity.
 
Fads come and fads 'Go'
"Pokemon Go" has been downloaded more than 100 million times. I'm one of those playing the game.
 
The 1982 vintage in Bordeaux is generally regarded as the one that brought world attention to Grand Cru Classe wines. In fact, the success that year, and in successive acclaimed vintages, may have had little to do with perfect climatic conditions but a range of other factors.
 
The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction.
 
Mario: Plumber who conquered the world
Take that, Pokemon. To promote the 2020 Tokyo Games, the Japanese premier (left) turned up at the Olympic closing ceremony dressed as Mario, the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.
 
Lebanon lit up
A woman releases a paper lantern during the Lebanon Lantern Festival at Ramlet al Bayda public beach in Beirut, Saturday, Aug. 20
 
The sweet wines of Hungary from the eponymous region of Tokaj were once the most prestigious, and most expensive, in the world. How vinous fashions change. The wines of Tokaj changed -- in a downward direction -- under Communism.
 
'Pokemon Go' players crowd Beitou Park
Crowds of "Pokemon Go" players cram into Beitou Park, Taipei, Friday, Aug. 19. Even late at night, the park has become a hot venue for capturing virtual pocket monsters, attracting many players.
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Flying high
Hot-air balloons rise into the sky over the Hsinchu City grasslands, early Saturday morning, Aug. 20. The hot-air balloon event attracted more than 10,000 people, many happy to take photos of the scenery despite failing to secure one of the free rides being offered.
 
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