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Highlights of the 2014 Olympics

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BBC features managing editor David G Allan was on the ground for the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Worldwide Weird

Japan’s epic snowball fighting championship

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Held at the bottom of a volcano, this annual tournament features more than 100 teams competing in a game that’s described as a cross between capture the flag and dodgeball.
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Why London’s loos have gone from gross to engrossing

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Thanks to London’s pricy real estate, lavatories are being converted into shops, bars and even apartments.
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Georgia's polyphonic singers take to the hills

A choir and team of dancers take a trip to one of Europe's highest villages to display an ancient tradition that has become a major cultural export.
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Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

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The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.
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Our favourite images of the week

The Parisian art scene and Africa's otherworldly views feature in this week's collection of striking images from around the globe.


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Iran’s province of surprises

The country’s northwest defies stereotypes


The land of myths and mountains

Explore Iceland’s isolated East Fjords


The heart of historic Mexico City

The capital hums with reminders of its past


Behind the scenes of Rio's Carnival

This year's celebration might be the largest yet


Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Uncovering a pagan past in northwestern Spain


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Your favourite coffee shops

Readers weigh in on the world's best cup o' joe


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