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Japan rice field art marks Tokyo Olympics

Gyoda, Japan: From the ground, there's not much to distinguish the rice stalks in a field in Japan's Gyoda. It's only seen from above...

Japan forest dazzle in digital art show

Tokyo, Japan: A cascading waterfall made entirely of light pours onto a rock while azalea trees are illuminated in a glowing ripple at a...

Greece recovers Picasso stolen in 2012: police

Athens, Greece: Police in Greece have recovered a Picasso painting stolen in 2012 from the National Gallery, and arrested a suspect in the theft,...

Dutch to check artwork stolen by Nazis for restitution

The Hauge, Netherlands: The Netherlands is to verify the origin of works of art stolen by the Nazis and hand over to the Jewish...

Artist revives Hong Kong’s bygone era with miniatures

Hong Kong, China: In a packed metropolis where old buildings are frequently replaced by gleaming skyscrapers, two Hong Kong model makers are trying to...

French virtual gallery shows ‘power and grace’ of Leonardo

Amboise, France: A new virtual gallery of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings that plunges the viewer into the Renaissance master's creative process opens Friday at...

David’s Michelangelo now has a 3D-printed twin

Florence, Italy: An exact copy of Michelangelo's statue of David made using 3D printers stands just as tall but weighs ten times less in...

$69 million digital art buyer shines light on ‘NFT’ boom

Singapore, Singapore: The blockchain entrepreneur who paid a record $69.3 million for a digital artwork looks, at first glance, nothing like a wealthy collector. The 32-year-old...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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