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Ceramic Status

The number of ceramic figures decorating the roofs of Beijing's Forbidden City is proportionate to the status of the building: Only the Hall of Supreme Harmony at the Imperial Palace Museum boasts 10 such mystical beasts.

The person who lived in this building must still have been pretty important, as 8 is also a lucky number in China.

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A colorful LGBTQ protest taking place in Thailand, many people are gathered wearing colorful clothes and waving flags

Nov. 27, 2022 Thailand Pride Parade in Bangkok

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Laura Valentina Cortes Sierra and Shaun Lavelle

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