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On the beat with Manila's dancing policeman

For the past 10 years, this traffic cop has been entertaining the people who ride along Manila's busy roads. Can the BBC's Rajan Datar keep up?
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Taking cruises by way of cargo ship

This curious way of travel via freight ship has some people packing up their sleeping bags to experience the new ride.
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Protecting sharks off Florida’s eastern coast

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A new research program in Florida gives travellers the chance to catch sharks in an effort to save them, eventually returning them unharmed – though possibly irritated – to the ocean.
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Unearthing Plovdiv, the modern heart of ancient Thrace

Archaeologists uncover the shops and stadium of ancient Philippopolis – modern-day Plovdiv, Bulgaria – a city once governed by the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
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Nevada’s secret underwater world

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When it was built in the 1930s, the Hoover Dam didn’t just tame the Colorado River – it also created a massive lake that today hides shipwrecks, train tracks and cement tunnels alike.
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Beijing’s extraordinary Grand Canal

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Although few locals realize it, the once powerful Grand Canal is seeing new life in Beijing's suburb of Tongzhou.
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