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The circle on the map above, while covering only a small mathematical area of the Earth, happens to contain more than half of the global population.
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The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To . Stuart Laycock, the author, has worked his way around the globe, through each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they have experienced an incursion by Britain. Only a comparatively small proportion of the total in Mr Laycock's list of invaded states actually formed an official part of the empire.
Food traders in Thailand have been filmed dodging trains that pass straight through their busy market.
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The tallest building in the world being struck by lightning. All images are copyrighted and used with permission of the photographers.
TEL AVIV — No slogan embodies the momentum of the Arab Spring like the one pictured here, used during an August protest against the cost of living: "Walk like an Egyptian" reads the red-and-white placard toward the bottom right.