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Dafen oil picture village: The world’s art factory

Reproducing works by famous artists is big business, and for more than 20 years, Dafen oil painting village in southern China has been at the centre of the global trade in art reproductions. Known as the “world’s oil painting factory”, in its heyday Dafen produced 60 percent of all new oil paintings available worldwide, though…

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Bedouins in Oman: A foot in two worlds

Sharqiya Sands, Oman – Leading towards the reddish, rolling dunes of Sharqiya Sands, the paved road gives way to a compressed dirt track, peppered on both sides with tufts of green scrub. Deeper into the desert, the road disappears, but Humeid al-Meghairi knows the way instinctively. The 27-year-old Bedouin tour guide grew up here and…