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  • "We're worried about snakes," said Dusanee Boonchuay, 52 years old, as she watched a meter-long monitor lizard swim among the fetid waters swamping her home alongside Prem Prachakorn canal in northern Bangkok.

    Thai Floods to Last for Weeks

  • Biaman Prado/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The 361-meter-long, 400,000-deadweight-ton Vale Beijing, one of the new breed of 'very large ore carriers' The move appeared aimed at Vale, one of the world's largest producers of iron ore, a critical ingredient for making steel.

    China Gets Tough on Superships

  • He holds up a slithery, alien-like meter-long octopus, scrutinizing it like an artist would his subject.

    Plucking the Finest Fruits From the Sea

  • It's a ragbag, with everything from a 12-meter-long, life-size cast of Tyrannosaurus rex to Bonnie Prince Charlie's stunning silver traveling canteen, and from the huge 1889 Inchkeith lighthouse optic to the relatively small 700 A.D. Hunterston brooch.

    An Explosion of Visual Arts

  • While a 50-meter-long cabinet for motor-racing trophies attests to years of podium finishes, McLaren is up against heavyweight competition in the global super-car market for which annual demand is typically no more than 140,000 vehicles.

    McLaren's New Formula

  • Studio Bouroullec & V&A Images, Victoria and Albert Museum 'Textile Field' 2011 on show at the V&A as part of the London Design Festival They have transformed this venerable space into a giant lounge, filling the floor with a 30-meter-long by 8-meter-wide expanse of foam and textile.

    In the Comfort of One's Museum

  • The new Dzire is 3.95 meters in length, qualifying it for a lower federal excise tax, compared with the current 4.1 meter-long model.

    Maruti Introduces New Swift Dzire

  • The leading trio hit the base of a small, 400-meter-long rise to the finish when Contador turned on the afterburners once again to dart to victory.

    Contador takes lead at Murcia

  • The opera is performed in the baroque gallery where ancestors of Britain's George I once held banquets—a perfect setting for the 68-meter-long catwalk that forms the stage.

    'Semele Walk' Designer Costumes Stun

  • In the 17th century the Elector of Saxony in Dresden bought the ensemble; it was shipped to Moscow by the Soviet army during World War II, returned to the Dresden museum in 1958, and—with the added wow factor of crimson and canary-yellow plumes—it's currently the centerpiece of the show's superb second half: a 30-meter-long procession of standing armor and accoutrements.

    Breathtaking Armor Fit for a Prince


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