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Photographing Africa – Harry Hook’s African odyssey

Photographer Harry Hook grew up in Kenya and Sudan and has spent 40 years documenting Africa. All these images feature in a documentary following his journey to northern Kenya to track down five Samburu women he first photographed 30 years ago. Photographing Africa airs on 10 March at 9pm on BBC Four

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Great Wall of China to establish graffiti area for tourists

Authorities in China to allow tourists to graffiti on a specific section of the wall, in the hope of reducing its spread

Tourists often leave their mark on destinations they visit. But in the case of the Great Wall of China, the problem is more literal; graffiti in the form of names scratched into the stone are damaging the ancient monument.

At the more popular sections of the wall, the problem has become so bad that authorities are trying a new approach to preventing it. On Sunday, Chinese news outlets reported that a specific graffiti area will be established at the Mutianyu section of the wall where visitors will be free to leave their mark in the hope of containing the scribbling, which, according to reports, is more likely to be in foreign languages (mostly English) than it is Chinese.

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