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A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed “face-kinis” by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China’s Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.
Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba on Wednesday. Read more
Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on Monday after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370km east of the capital Colombo. Read more
The sun’s rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine, on Thursday morning. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park’s seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5% funding cut of it’s $7.8m budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service’s share of federal sequestration.