Younger brother of Nidhal Selmi, a youth who was killed during during fighting in Syria, shows a photo of Nidhal (R in the picture) during an interview with Reuters in Sousse November 10, 2014. How Selmi, a middle-class footballer with a bright future whose family said had everything from a BMW car to the latest boots, fell into fighting an overseas war illustrates the complex draw of jihad on North Africa's youth.

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Hitting the right beat A willing participant tries his hand at playing the drums. Young and old are happy to join in the fun at this beachside event.

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‘Sunset Drum Circle’ at The Beach, JBR


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Ben Chaibah, Emirati woman who is leading blogger/editor online during an interview at the Melow Yellow Cafe in UpTown Mirdif in Dubai.

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Residents and tourists rush to get a glimps of supercar taxis launched at Dubai Mall.

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Shaikh Zayed Heritage Festival celebrates past

Attractions include craft workshops and traditional military musical shows

A woman wears Google glass as she visits an exhibition dedicated to the work of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle at the Grand Palais in Paris earlier this month. At the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition in Paris, visitors can use Google glass to listen to commentary through an earpiece as images are projected on a small virtual screen whilst looking at artworks.

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