“Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.”

We interviewed Britain’s most successful male escort:

There are risks in what Josh does, of course: a chance he’ll end up beaten and bitter. But I say his father should be proud of the son who refused to accept the oblivion of his hometown and is working so hard to write his own happy ending. Story of a male escort »

Photo: Will Storr.

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Sydney’s Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. Behind a toy shop on a busy street in south Sydney, ‘doll surgeons’ transplant fingers, toes and heads and repair broken eye sockets. (Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)

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The world-famous La Tomatina festival has been held in the Valencian town of Buñol on the last Wednesday of August since 1945.

Tens of thousands of people come together to throw over 100 tonnes of tomatoes at each other, costing an estimated $3,000 per minute. More photos »


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