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If you want to visit the Chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe, aka, “Saint Michael of the Needle,” you’ll have to climb up—way up. Located in France, the chapel is perched atop a distinct volcanic plug rising nearly 300 feet in the air. Dedicated to Michael the Archangel, the church was commiss…

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In Sri Lanka, celebrations get fiery hot. Troupes of dancers spin blazing rings of fire, lighting up parades and festivals across the country. For Sumedha Somaweera, it’s the thrill and joy of the art that keeps him going. He’s been fire dancing for seven years, performing with the group Sen…

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Uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day is one of the few true pleasures in life. But ever wonder where that small cork—aka the last thing standing between you and your favorite red—comes from? In Portugal, there’s a long and rich history of harvesting cork trees. Harvesters strip trees …

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Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark. A group of grandmothers decided to change that, bringing light to their community by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. By swapping petroleum lamps for solar panels, they have successfully brought electricit…

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WASHINGTON – Of the 7,700 American bodies were left behind in North Korea after the Korean War, 55 presumed to be among the KIA’s were returned to the United States earlier this summer. The Defense Department says it will take months, perhaps years, to identify the remains.

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“The Simpsons” has been a staple of American pop culture for nearly three decades. As the longest running animated show, Homer Simpson’s dumb/drunk antics and penchant for donuts has made him arguably the most recognizable character on television. But beyond the United States, the show has b…

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Kakigori is a traditional Japanese shaved ice dessert dating back to the late 1800s. Originally meant for Japan’s elite, today it’s become a summer staple for everyone. Some, like chef Aya Eguchi, still abide by ancient methods of preparation, using ice frozen naturally by winter weather. Ot…

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This little guy is a prehensile-tailed skink at Brandywine Zoo. Native to the Solomon Islands, these creatures are actually the largest of their kind. Their green and olive coloration serves as camouflage in the wild, helping to protect them from enemies. Their defining feature is a prehensi…

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Beyond Times Square and Central Park, there's a whole other New York City. In this reel, meet an underground opera singer, book a table (the only table) at the city's smallest restaurant and get wild with the parrots of Brooklyn.

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Cruisers Car Wash in Northridge, California, has become a hotspot, but not for the reasons you might expect. Hidden inside is a restaurant serving some of the best Filipino food around. For the past three years, Lilian’s Bread & Sweets has been attracting customers with home cooked pork,…