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Reuters

Dragons Race at China's Annual Competition

Images of this weekend's Dragon Boat Open, and other competitions throughout the years.

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Dedicated Bike Lanes Can Cut Cycling Injuries in Half

So says a new study from Canada examining hundreds of injured cyclists and the roads where they wiped out.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage

What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community?

Parks, community schools, and other essential elements.

The 'Confusing and Nonsensical Grandeur' of Dublin Transport

Aris Venetikidis has mapped out a better mass transit system. He's still waiting for the city to embrace it.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

Clément Briend

A Paris Park Morphs Into a Forest of Screaming Gargoyles

Now these are some trees with personality.

Main Street Birmingham

Is Free Rent Enough to Jumpstart a Sleepy Commercial District?

Birmingham finds success with an innovative program to rejuvenate a neighborhood.

Reuters

A Global View of Architectural Conservation: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Vienna's Naked Subway Woman Adds To Rich History of Nude Commuting

It's almost as if journalists have never heard about this happening.

JS Munro

Beneficial Reuse of the Day: Cow Blood Construction

Just what it sounds like.

S. Mitra Kalita

Economic Recovery Could Kill Airbnb

It's become the go-to site for hosts and guests who are desperate and underemployed. But that could change quickly.

Povl Thomsen

Finally, Pigeons Have Their Own Burger King

I'll take the week-old hotdog bun and a cigarette butt, please.

Reuters

Can Turkey Capture the Islamic Tourism Market?

"Halal" hotels are fast establishing themselves in such seaside vacation regions.

Reuters

Massive Car Bomb Rocks Central Beirut

At least eight were killed in the explosion.

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In India's Cities, Separation Doesn't Mean Safety for Women

Women-only trains and taxis may only be reinforcing the threat of sexual violence in places like Gurgaon.

Urban Land Institute

This Brownfield Could Become a Model of Urban Development

Sacramento will transform its decrepit lot into a new train and bus station, thousands of new homes, stores, and parks.

Reuters

Why Amtrak Keeps Breaking Ridership Records and Will Continue To Do So

The rail operator's recent success should end the debate over its privatization.

San Francisco Sure Looks Creepy Without Any People In It

Filmmaker Ross Ching explains how he managed to depict the Golden Gate Bridge with no traffic, among other famous locations.

Seungji Mun

Behold, the 'Dog House Sofa'

It's supposed to strengthen the emotional bond between master and pet.