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Santa Claus
Mark Bosworth finds out it's not just the children who are excited to meet Santa Claus at his home in Lapland in northern Finland.

Shop in Delhi
Family groceries are still the norm in India, but supermarkets are waiting in the wings, and a shopping revolution seems inevitable.

Carousels in the Musee des Arts Forains, Paris
Joanna Robertson finds out why Parisians have a continuing love for the old-fashioned fairground ride.


The hairy crabs of eastern China
Why South Africa is like a Mexican soap opera
A day in the life of an olive oil virgin



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