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IN PICTURES: Turkey’s £150 million abandoned ghost town

May 22 2019

Hundreds of castle-like villas and houses are seen unfinished at the Burj Al Babas housing development on May 21, 2019 in Mudurnu, Turkey. Construction on the luxury housing project began in 2014 and aimed to build 732 villas, a shopping mall and entertainment facilities targeted at foreign buyers. However the future of the villas is now uncertain after the developers, Sarot Property Group filed for bankruptcy after buyers and investors pulled out of the 150million euro project. The economic downturn and weakening Turkish lira have left many companies unable to pay large foreign currency debts borrowed to finance projects, resulting in many companies filing for bankruptcy and leaving projects unfinished.

UK & World

IN PICTURES: Massive litter clean-up at the Giant’s Causeway

May 3 2019

Volunteers help clean up rubbish around the coastline of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Swimmers, jet skis and small boats all helped to reach bays at the bottom of steep cliffs close to the Unesco World Heritage Site. It was the National Trust's third litter pick at sea in the area which is teeming with wildlife from pods of dolphins to breeding seabirds, porpoises and even the occasional orca.

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IN PICTURES: St Patrick’s Day 2019 celebrated around the world

March 17 2019

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland is celebrated around the world on St. Patrick’s Day. According to legend Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans in the 5th-century after becoming a Christian missionary.    

Scotland

IN PICTURES: The annual ‘Fastern’s E’en Hand Ba’ event

February 7 2019

The annual 'Fastern’s E'en Hand Ba' event on Jedburgh's High Street in the Scottish Borders. The annual event, which started in the 1700's, traditionally the first ever game was played with an Englishman's head, involves two teams, the Uppies (residents from the higher part of Jedburgh) and the Doonies (residents from the lower part of Jedburgh) getting the ball to either the top or bottom of the town. The ball, which is made of leather, stuffed with straw and decorated with ribbons representing hair, is thrown into the crowd to begin the game.

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