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This week Big Shots dives underwater in Beijing in a homemade submarine, then sneaks on top of Kuala Lumpur's Petronas towers with daredevil climber Alain Robert. In between there's the South American Freeskiing championships in La Parva, Chile, and a quarter of a million rubber ducks bobbing down the Thames in London. In a later post I'll look at the cycling season's third Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana. ( 31 photos total)
Monks play volleyball at Rabdey Dratsang in the southeastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar in Bhutan September 3. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. Today education and healthcare are free and life expectancy has risen to 66 years from less than 40. (REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk)
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