Bodyguard training not for the faint-hearted!

If the kind of VIP security training these Chinese bodyguard candidates undergo, and conducted by various experts, including those from  Ginghis Security Academy, a body guard training agency, and also a professional VIP protection service provider,  is anything to go by, then bodyguard training in China is undoubtedly not for the faint-hearted!

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China's illicit brewers go 'digital' as they make fake red wines!

Many Kenyans are familiar with scenes of Administration Police, almost always led by chiefs and their assistants, invading slums and impounding dirty barrels of illicit brews, which they pour on the ground, as some filthy youths, yearning for the alcohol, 'salivate' nearby.

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So who is imitating who!

In these photos of animals and people engaged in various activities around the world, it is not clear who is really imitating who!  But one thing seems clear: human beings and animals are not far from one another when it comes to some behaviours. (Compiled by Xinhua)

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Citizens 'tomato' one another!

At a time many Kenyan families have become used to having meals without tomatoes due to the high price of the fruit, occasioned by damage to the crop due to harsh weather in the country, it seems the valued commodity is so plenty in Canada that citizens can afford to engage in seemingly destructive sporting activities using the vitamin-rich fruit.

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Toothpower!

When an aircraft stalls at the airport in Hungary and strongman Zsolt Sink is around, you need not seek services of a heavy machinery to pull it. You go for Zsolt, and he will easily do the job using his teeth and a rope, as he did with a 50-tonne Airbus A320 at Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest, on June 20, 2013. Zsolt pulled the 39.2 meters in 52 seconds and kept for a new Hungarian record!

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You destroy our "panya" tunnels, we rebuild them!

Unlike the bushy "panya" routes used by smugglers among borders in East Africa, such routes between the Gaza and Egypt  are well constructed.  They are used mainly by Palestinian  smugglers, as these  driving sheep through one smuggling tunnel between the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on April 2, 2013. 

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Stiletto race lessons for Kenyan women!

Many Kenyan women, especially  those working in offices or whose jobs require them to walk long distances, almost always carry two pairs of shoes:  low-heel or flat shoes and high-heel.

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Monkeys seem to enjoy a relaxed time

Bornean orangutans seem to have a relaxed time as a one-month-old baby orangutan clings to its mother, perhaps, seeking security, during the public feeding session in Singapore Zoo on March 6. 

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Floating bridge still strong to serve!

In Kenya, it's not known for even concrete  bridges built on land to last for decades. However, across China's Gongjiang River in Ganzhou, in Jiangxi Province, people still use an wooden bridge built between 1163 and 1173 during the Song Dynasty, without fear it will collapse.

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Baby crawling competition

If some Kenyan babies, say, whose parents  have athletics backgrounds, were to participate in baby crawling competition as  these at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, south China,  perhaps, they would give them a run for their money.

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Making quick bucks using analogue cameras!

As Kenyans migrate from analogue to digital television, cameras as well as "politicians",  to in Cuba,  tourists visiting the old town of Havana, Cuba's capital, are ready to part with one US dollar to be taken black and white photos by street photographers who use dated analogue cameras.

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Dogs outsmart masters!

When it comes to grooming and looking neat, sometimes dogs or puppies could outdo their masters as these Tibetan mastiffs appeared at the 2nd Handan Tibetan mastiff exhibition in Handan, north China's Hebei Province, March 23, 2013. The exhibition, brought together nearly 400 Tibetan mastiffs.  (Text: Stephen Mburu. Photos: Xinhua)

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Where tea pickers dress to kill!

In Kenya, tea pickers are not only regarded as  among  the underpaid lot, but are almost always in pathetic situation with most turning up in the farms in soiled and tattered clothes, including overcoats. The state of tea baskets just matches with the tea pickers.

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