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Egypt completes restoration of ancient Kom el-Shuqafa catacombs

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt on Sunday completed a project to restore the catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa in western Alexandria, which have been prone to groundwater leaks since they were discovered in the first decade of the 20th century. The restoration, ... More »


Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh – if he’s careful

FILE PHOTO: Santas from Sweden (R) and Russia race on their sleighs pulled by reindeers during a competition in the Santa Claus Wintergames in northern Swedish town of Gallivare, November 20, 2005. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/File Photo STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swed... More »


Sao Paulo mayor declares war on wall writers

A municipal worker removes the writing ‘doria’ in reference to Sao Paulo’s mayor Joao Doria, tagged by a Brazilian artist, known as Iaco, on Avenida 23 de Maio in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce It took Brazilian artist Iaco one minute to... More »


Madrid show highlights Picasso`s Guernica as abiding symbol of war

(L-R) George Steer, son of journalist George Steer, historians Paul Preston, Angel Vinas and Xabier Irujo and author Nicholas Rankin talk on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the aerial bombing of the town by Germany’s Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil W... More »


Treasures from Paris`s Louvre museum go on display in Hong Kong

Tourists stand in front of the Louvre Pyramid designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei in Paris, France, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau A selection of artwork from Paris’ world-renowned Louvre museum goes on display in Hong Kong on We... More »


Lively, Chastain, Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

Chelsea Clinton arrives for Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in New York City, U.S., April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with... More »


Havana walls brought to life with murals of wide-eyed children

Cuban artist Maisel Lopez paints the wall of a state art gallery in Havana, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer The gigantic black and white portraits of children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighborhood of Havana two years ago, the work of Cuban... More »


Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas

Cockfighting enthusiasts watch a fight at a cockfighting arena in Moron, central region of Ciego de Avila province, Cuba, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
 Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock’s prowess was “off the charts,... More »


Doggy ice cream has tails wagging in Mexico City

A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Dogs with a sweet tooth can finally satisfy their ice cream cravings – at the Don Paletto parlor in M... More »


Edward Enninful named first male editor of British Vogue

FILE PHOTO: Model Naomi Campbell (R) poses for a photograph with fashion stylist Edward Enninful, after Enninful received his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Philip Toscano/Poo... More »


In a first, German art exhibition documenta opens in Athens

Adam Szymczyk, director of the ‘Documenta 14’ art exhibition, speaks during a news conference at the Athens Concert Hall in Athens, Greece, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis Documenta, one of Europe’s most important modern art exhibitions, opens in A... More »


Warhol `Mao` painting sold for $12.6 million in Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO – An employee poses with artist Andy Warhol’s artwork ”Mao” at Sotheby’s auction house in London January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor An Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Chairman Mao Zedong has sold for $12.6 million at a Hong Kong ... More »


London exhibition elevates selfies as an art form

A gallery assistant poses for a photograph during a press day to promote the upcoming exhibition ‘From Selfie to Self-Expression’ at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Britain March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth From Old Masters’ self-portraits to contemporary ... More »


Self-taught sculptor defends grinning Ronaldo bust

A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo is seen before the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante Self-taught sculptor Emanuel Santos defended his grinning bust of Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday, telli... More »


`Hideous` Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks social media laughs

Cristiano Ronaldo attends the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal, Portugal March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante When the island of Madeira on Wednesday renamed its airport in honor of its hometown hero Cristiano Rona... More »


Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum

FILE PHOTO – Picture taken in Vienna, Austria on June 25, 2010 shows experts of an Austrian art forwarding company holding one of the world’s largest gold coins, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000,000 ”Big Maple Leaf”. An identical coin was stolen from Berlin’s Bode Muse... More »


Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

The canvas ‘View of the Sea at Scheveningen’, one of the two recovered paintings by Vincent van Gogh which were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002, is pictured at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Kooren Two pai... More »


Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

Visitors stand near the newly restored Edicule, the ancient structure housing the tomb, which according to Christian belief is where Jesus’s body was anointed and buried, seen at the completion of months of restoration works, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchr... More »


$60 million `Pink Star` diamond goes back on sale next month

A model poses with a 59.60-carat mixed cut diamond known as ‘The Pink Star’, the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever graded by the Geological Institute of America (GIA), ahead of being auctioned in Hong Kong next month by Sotheby’s which ... More »


Banksy hotel without a view opens to guests in Bethlehem

Waiters and waitresses stand in the Walled Off hotel which was decorated by street artist Banksy, after it was opened for guests to do check-in in the West Bank city of Bethlehem March 20, 2017. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad Guests began arriving at the Walled Off Hotel... More »


Rodin marble masterpiece `Andromeda` up for auction in Paris

The marble ‘Andromede’ by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is displayed at the auction house Artcurial in Paris, France, March 17, 2017 which is set to be auctioned in Paris on May 30. REUTERS/Charles Platiau French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s newly re-d... More »


Vast Beatles collection goes on auction in Paris

French Beatles specialist and collector Jacques Volcouve, one of the world’s greatest living experts of the band, poses with the ‘ Yesterday And today ‘ and ‘From Me To You’ covers at Drouot auction house in Paris, March 16, 2017, a part of the 15,000 items go... More »


Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

The eight current Monopoly tokens are surrounded by tokens being voted on for inclusion to the board game. Hasbro Inc./Handout via REUTERS If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you’re in luck. More »


Spring in the air, China`s pigeon racers give birds their meds

Pigeons wearing leg rings are seen in a cage, in Beijing, China, February 19, 2017. Picture taken February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Muyu Xu Guarding against avian flu, which has forced a mass cull of birds in China, pigeon fancier Wang Jincang paid out nearly $400 to... More »


Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond

An undated picture released March 16, 2017 of a 706-carat diamond discovered by pastor Emmanuel Momoh in eastern Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone State House/Handout via Reuters A Christian pastor has found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds – weighing 706 ca... More »


Peace, love and `Barbecue,` a global film ode to grilled meat

Rose Tucker (L) and Matthew Salleh, directors of the documentary ‘Barbecue,’ pose for a portrait at Black’s Barbecue restaurant during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, U.S., March 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyd... More »


Colossus probably depicting Ramses II found in Egypt

A part of an ancient Egyptian obelisk unearthed on Thursday is seen in the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive eight-meter statue submerged in ground water in a C... More »


Nike to launch high-tech hijab for female Muslim athletes

A woman poses in a Nike hijab being developed for Muslim women athletes, in an undate photo released by the company March 8, 2017. Vivienne Balla/Nike/Handout via REUTERS Nike Inc (NKE.N) will launch a hijab for female Muslim athletes early next year, becoming... More »


Luxury tycoon Arnault to revamp Paris museum

(L to R) U.S. architect Franck Gehry, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo watch a model af a new architectural project lead by LVMH in the ‘Bois de Boulogne’ in Paris, France, March 8, 2017 with plans to re... More »


Siberian pageant shows beauty comes in all sizes

Models of the SibPlus Models agency and participants of the Miss Doughnut beauty competition walk during a rehearsal in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia March 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin In Russia’s snowy Krasnoyarsk, women preparing for a plus-sized beauty co... More »


Saint Laurent told to modify ad campaign after uproar in France

Activists hold placards which read ‘Sexist’ during a demonstration in front of a Yves Saint Laurent shop in Paris, France, March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer France’s advertising watchdog on Monday said it had asked French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent... More »


Hoard of coins extracted from sea turtle

Omsin, a 25 year old femal green sea turtle, rests next to a tray of coins that were removed from her stomach after a surgical operation at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongm... More »


`I`m a little dazed,` French artist says after living in a rock

French artist Abraham Poincheval poses inside his artwork Pierre (‘Stone’) in Paris, France, February 22, 2017, before entering the rock as part of his project to live inside for a week. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann French artist Abraham Poincheval was freed fro... More »


Flour power lifts spirits as Greek village stages mock battle

Revellers celebrate ‘Ash Monday’ by participating in a colourful ‘flour war’, a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter,in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece, February 27, 20... More »


Milan`s fashion week wraps up with Armani`s expressive colors

A model presents a creation from the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection during Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors ... More »


Prada combines soft and strong elements for its winter collection

A model presents a creation from the Fendi’s Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo Italian fashion house Prada brought to the catwalk soft and strong designs in an attempt to define the role of women in society, in a powerful show en... More »


Moschino shows anything can be worn, as long as there is attitude

A model presents a creation from Moschino’s Autumn/Winter 2017 women’s collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini “Couture is an attitude, not a price point”, read the plain white t-shirt over sturdy lea... More »


Movie-inspired Fendi designs treat Milan`s fashion elite

Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation from the Fendi’s Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection during Milan’s Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Milan’s fashion elite strolled down an elegant street in “Rome” on Thursday, sp... More »


French artist to live enclosed in block of stone for a week

French artist Abraham Poincheval poses inside his artwork Pierre (‘Stone’) in Paris, France, February 22, 2017, before entering the rock as part of his project to live inside for a week. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann French artist Abraham Poincheval embarked on a... More »


Gucci`s magic garden kick off Milan Fashion week

Italian designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi acknowledge the applause at the end of the Fay Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection during Milan’s Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini The curtain went up on Milan’s ... More »


Disney plans midnight `Star Wars` event to unveil `Last Jedi` toys

Characters of Star Wars take part in an event held for the release of the film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Walt Disney Co and major retailers will release the galaxy’s... More »


Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line during New York Fashion Week

File photo: Kanye West arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Three months after being hospitalized for exhaustion, rapper Kanye West made his first major public appearance on Wednesday, turning up ... More »


At New York Fashion Week, it`s all about breaking the rules

Models present creations from the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton New York Fashion Week ended with a flourish on Thursday after a para... More »


Tired of screen addicts, Vienna cafe says phone juice costs extra

The Hundertwasser House landmark, an apartment house designed by artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, with the ‘Terrassencafe im Hundertwasserhaus’ is seen in Vienna, Austria, February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader Grumpy waiter service is a... More »


Contemporary art brings life to Cairo`s City of the Dead

A girl walks in front of a graffiti painted on the wall of a house located inside the 15th-century complex built by Mameluk Sultan al-Ashraf Qaitbey, in Cairo’s City of the Dead, Egypt February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh On a winding road leading int... More »


Syrian films bring tears and smiles to Berlin Film Festival

Director Aki Kaurismaki arrives for the screening of the movie ‘The Other Side of Hope’ at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt One drops you, trapped and powerless, in the middle of a civil war, whi... More »


Bike-promoting Belgian minister finds own cycle stolen

Ben Weyts of NVA reacts during a plenary session at the Belgian Parliament, November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule A Belgian minister arrived by bike to a news conference to promote cycling on Tuesday, only to find it had been stolen when he left half an h... More »


Rock singer Debbie Harry crowned Style Icon at Elle Style Awards

Debbie Harry poses on the red carpet a the Billboard Magazine’s 11th annual Women in Music luncheon in New York December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Debbie Harry, frontwoman of rock band Blondie, was crowned a fashion icon at London’s Elle Style Awards,... More »


Playboy brings back nudes, a year after ditching them

The March/April 2017 cover of March 2017 Playmate, Elizabeth Elam, is shown in this handout photo provided February 13, 2017. Courtesy Gavin Bond/Playboy Enterprises, Inc/Handout via REUTERS Playboy magazine is returning to its roots, bringing nudes back just ... More »


Breast cancer survivors bare scars in New York charity fashion show

A model presents creations from the AnaOno collection, a show modeled by women from the group #Cancerland, during New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York, U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Defiant breast cancer survivors, some with raised fist... More »


Metal shades shimmer on BAFTAs red carpet

Presenter Nicole Kidman poses after presenting an award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Despite the chilly winter, guests at the British Academy ... More »


Very old, charming – er – thing goes on display in Athens

A 7000-year old Neolithic statuette is temporarily displayed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis A bird-like statuette dating back 7,000 years has mystified archaeologists in Greece who still... More »


New Brussels museum displays costumes of Manneken Pis statue

An employee adjusts a Welsh Guard costume of the famous Belgian statue Manneken Pis at the museum called GardeRobe MannekenPis in central Brussels, Belgium February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Francois LenoirFOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES Visitors to Bru... More »


Cuban artists paint garments, not canvases for `Fashion Art` show

A visitor walks at the ‘Fashion Art Havana’ exhibition in Havana, Cuba, January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini A fantastical blue bird emerges from leaves in the latest work by Manuel Mendive, considered Cuba’s top living artist. But this isn’t a framed... More »

Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo’s latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains. More »


Japan artist says latest sticker graffiti aimed at Trump

A sticker art depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, made by a Japanese graffiti artist known as 281 Antinuke, is seen at a busy crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya shopping and entertainment district, Japan, January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Japanese graffiti arti... More »


Miss Universe beauty pageant kicks off in Manila

Miss Universe candidates parade in their evening gowns during a preliminary competition in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro More than 86 women from all over the world gathered in Manila on Thursday to compete in the Mis... More »


Japan doll maker offers mini Trump ahead of Girls Day holiday

Japanese doll-maker Kyugetsu Inc’s dolls depicting U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, as part of a traditional set of Japanese ornamental hina dolls used in Japan to celebrate Girls’ Day, are pictured at the company’s main shop in... More »


Lookalikes of Trump, North Korea`s Kim grab Hong Kong by surprise

Dennis Alan of Chicago, 66, who is impersonating U.S. President Donald Trump, and Howard, 37, an Australian-Chinese who is impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wait for a subway train in Hong Kong, China January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip It is a sc... More »


That was hairy – Paris wax museum plays catchup with Trump dummy

A technician combs the hair of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at the Musee Grevin in Paris, France, January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer A Paris wax museum unveiled a Donald Trump effigy with real human hair on Thursday, having being caug... More »


Juuso the bear makes artistic debut at Finnish gallery

Pasi Jantti a keeper of a bear called Jusso points on the painting at the gallery in Helsinki, Finland January 17, 2017. Juuso, an orphaned brown bear from Lapland uses his body as a paint brush to generate artwork. The money raised is being used to help provi... More »

Disabled pups get ruff for TV`s annual Puppy Bowl

Three disabled dogs are joining America’s annual Puppy Bowl this year, bringing a special kind of ruffness to the celebration intended as an antidote to the nation’s Super Bowl football extravaganza. More »

From afar, Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize

Singer Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese, recipient of the Music+ Film Award, at the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sent a ... More »

London-based artist Helen Marten wins Britain`s Turner Prize

Artist Helen Marten poses for photographs with her work entitled ‘Brood and Bitter Pass’ after being announced as the winner of the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery in London, Britain December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh London-based artist Helen Marten has w... More »

Book hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling up for sale

A copy of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’, handwritten and illustrated by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house in London, Britain December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh “Harry Potter” fans will be able to bid for a piece of his... More »

New British bank notes fall foul of vegetarians

Bank of England governor Mark Carney poses with a new polymer five pound note at Whitecross Street Market in London, Britain September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo Britain’s new plastic five-pound notes, bearing the portrait of wartime Prime Min... More »

British band Duran Duran lose battle to reclaim U.S. rights

British band Duran Duran talk on the stage after receiving the ”Video Visionary” award during the MTV EMA awards at the Assago forum in Milan, Italy, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/Files The British 1980s pop band “Duran Duran” will not be able t... More »

Gothic ice dome rises in Slovakia`s High Tatra mountains

A statue inside the gothic-style ice dome is seen at the mountain resort of Hrebienok near the town of Stary Smokovec, Slovakia November 28, 2016. Picture taken November 28, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny Fifteen sculptors worked three weeks to shape 90 tonnes of... More »

French `Spiderman` climbs Barcelona skyscraper harness-free

French climber Alain Robert, also known as ‘The French Spiderman’, scales the 38-story skyscraper Torre Agbar in Barcelona, Spain, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Albert Gea French “Spiderman” Alain Robert scaled one of the tallest skyscrapers in Barcelona without ... More »

Monroe`s dress from JFK birthday sells for $4.8 million at auction

Happy Birthday Mr. President Marilyn Monroe Dress is pictured in this photo provided by Julien’s Auctions. Julien’s Auctions/Handout via REUTERS The skin-tight dress Marilyn Monroe wore for her sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” before then U.S. President Jo... More »

Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan won`t attend Nobel prize ceremony

U.S. musician Bob Dylan performs during on day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent on June 30th 2012. REUTERS/Ki Price/File photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTSS66R American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last m... More »