New Island, view from above

New IslandThe new island, top right, which suddenly appeared out of the ocean following an underwater volcanic eruption, got so big that it has now merged with a neighbouring island to form a partially new island. All this is taking place in the Japan archipelago.

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Buzkashi, Bamiyan

Buzkashi, BamiyanBamiyan, Afghanistan is one of those cities at the crossroads of eastern and western culture. However when it comes to sport, they play something that is neither western nor eastern, and is essentially all theirs: buzkashi

It’s chances of making it into the Olympics are probably pretty slim, but it is incredibly popular in Bamiyan.

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