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A boy peddles a boat with passengers that came to see the recovery efforts of an ancient bell in a river in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday. Divers attached to safety ropes plunged into waters south of Myanmar’s old capital as part of renewed efforts to retrieve a 270-tonne bronze bell, believed to be one of the largest ever cast, that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers.
Children play in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday
Tourists visit the Bell caves located at the Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park in central Israel on Tuesday. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site
A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.
The Gloriosa bell receives its annual maintenance inspection in the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, Germany. The tulip-shaped bell, which is the world’s largest medieval free-swinging bell and is now swung electrically, was made by Dutchman Geert van Wou in July 1497