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Stéphane Simon’s “In Memory of Me” series was intended to comment on the culture of selfie-taking. Works by French sculptor Stéphane Simon, which show nude, classical-style figures taking selfies, were being displayed in Paris during UNESCO’s European Heritage Days event in September. But officials decided to cover the offending parts of the artworks with underwear,
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(CNN) — Over the past few years, numerous towns in Italy have resorted to selling homes for just over a dollar in a bid to revitalize their dwindling communities. Zungoli near Naples and Sicily’s Sambuca were the most recent Italian destinations to get in on the act, launching schemes promoting dilapidated properties for just over
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(CNN) — Once upon a time, air travel was glamorous. In the 1950s, air travel’s so-called golden age, flying was an occasion. Passengers dressed up, flight attendants served meals on china, standard seats were roomier, and everything about the experience felt dignified. Sixty years ago, air travel was a glamorous concept. Mondadori/Getty Images Today flying
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(CNN) — Several rival companies may be hard at work trying to get Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept off the ground, but hurtling across country — maybe even across continents — at 600 miles per hour in a low-pressure steel tube still feels far from reality. But 13-year-old New York student Caroline Crouchley may have invented
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The latest study, published Wednesday in the journal Plos One, examined “subfossils” of pieces of vegetation that had frozen on or around the 5,300-year-old mummy, known as Otzi the Iceman. Otzi’s body was frozen in ice until it was discovered by a couple hiking in the North Italian Alps in 1991. Since then, nearly every
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People in the area are being evacuated, said a police spokesperson, though it is unclear how many evacuees there are or how big the fire is. The blaze started near the main hall of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to the fire department in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reported. Shuri
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(CNN) — Despite being little more than a century old, aviation has inspired some pretty impressive museums. From the Wright Brothers to supersonic travel, there are no shortage of opportunities for aviation enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the epic wonder of flight and its fascinating history. Yet only a relatively small part of these museums
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Tokyo (CNN) — Authorities in Japan are searching for a man who appeared to fall in the middle of a live-streamed ascent of Mount Fuji on Monday. Aiko Kishibata, a press officer with Shizuoka prefectural police, told CNN that authorities were alerted to the incident after receiving calls from people watching the live stream of
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The artwork in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is “considerably safer not being moved,” said museum spokeswoman Lisa Lapin, as thousands evacuated or lost power Monday because of wildfires raging in Southern California. That’s because the stone, concrete and steel building has state-of-the-art technology to protect itself. “The safest place for the
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(CNN) — The nights are drawing in and temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere. And in Finnish Lapland, that means one thing: tourists are on the way, and they want husky rides. That’s becoming a problem. In 2016, the top tourist activity in Finnish Lapland was snowmobiling. Three years on, it’s husky sledding. Around
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(CNN) — Kyoto’s historic Gion neighborhood is cracking down on photography in response to ongoing issues with bad tourist behavior. As Japan’s tourism has grown exponentially, Kyoto has struggled to maintain its local way of life. Thousands of foreign tourists fill the city’s streets daily, many staying in local hotels while others visit as part
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(CNN) — Diwali is the holiday of every Instagrammer’s dreams. The five-day festival of lights, observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all over the world, is often celebrated with brightly colored rangolis, spectacular fireworks and firecracker displays and diyas and candles lining every nook and cranny. Those traditions make for some striking scenes, but capturing
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