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Since The Internet welcomes all kinds of feelings, come find yourself in Sensi Sessions. Each Sensi Session offers a monthly roundup of music that's slightly sensitive; here you'll find music that goes from the vibe of Rich Homie Quan's "Type of Way" to deep thoughts in minimal dance music. Sensi is whatever you let it be, and this month's selection ranges from weirdo pop from Australian-born Martin King, Drake vs Jhené Aiko and a Le1f cut that goes extra deep.

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One of the oldest forms of storytelling is that of re-enactment, donning the costumes of the story's subjects, miming their actions, performing a narrative before a live audience. Whether organized by history enthusiasts, government offices, religious groups, or just for fun, military battles and religious events are the most popular subjects for re-enactment. Collected here are recent performances from around the world, covering a few events from the past 2,000 years. [36 photos]

Actors wearing military uniforms of the Hungarian and Austrian Hapsburg dynasty reenact the first stage of the 1849 Battle of Isaszeg, Hungary, on April 6, 2013 during the Isaszeg Historical Days event. The battle was part of the Spring Campaign of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 between the Austrian Empire and the Hungarian Revolutionary Army. (Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images)     

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In today’s pictures, a baby is baptized in Tbilisi, Georgia, planes scoop up water from a reservoir to fight a wildfire in Spain, horseback riders wave to Tour de France cyclists in France, and more.

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China, the most populous country and the second-largest economy in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve in the 21st century. In this, the latest entry in a semi-regular series on China, we find images of tremendous variety, including astronauts, nomadic herders, replica European villages, pole dancers, RV enthusiasts, traditional farmers, and inventors. This collection is only a small view of the people and places in China over the past several weeks. [47 photos]

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, waves during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province, on June 16, 2012. China sent its first woman taikonaut into outer space this week, prompting a surge of national pride as the rising power takes its latest step towards putting a space station in orbit within the decade. Liu, a 33-year-old fighter pilot, joined two other taikonauts aboard the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft when it lifted off from a remote Gobi Desert launch site. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

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Hundreds queued in a Houston suburb for Forbidden Gardens park’s liquidation sale featuring some 6,000 third scale copies of the terracotta warriors found in China’s Shaanxi province.

All photos by Julia Robinson for The Wall Street Journal.


A visitor chose a pottery warrior at Forbidden Gardens park in Katy, Texas, Saturday, during the final sale before the park closes its doors to make room for a highway.

The park featured about 6,000 miniature replicas of the terracotta warriors that have guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor for more than 2,200 years.

Tina Gutierrez, of Pearland, stood next to her choice of soldiers. Small soldiers sold for $100 a piece.

The sudden rush of attention has been bittersweet for the Gardens’ seven caretakers, who had fought hard to preserve the attractions from south Texas’s scorching sun, wilting humidity, and nesting wasps.

A buyer brought a red wagon to load his warriors.

Taylor Rushing handed a warrior to a customer.

Several hundred people queued for the park’s final fire sale Saturday.

A customer left the park with her statue. Forbidden Gardens’ owner, Ira Poon, opened the park in 1996.

Saif Siddiqui carried one of the about 50 life-sized warriors that retailed for $250.

Mr. Siddiqui loaded the statue into a truck. Museum director Ben Cornblath said that over 2,300 visitors came to the liquidation sale, one of Forbidden Gardens’ best weekends ever.

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A view shows the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, Gansu Province August 9, 2010.  REUTERS/Aly Song

“Zhouqu” in Tibetan means the Bailong River, which runs across the once peaceful county. Surrounded by hills, this small settlement was where just over one week ago, a landslide charged through the main street. 1100 people were killed and more than 600 remain missing – who are presumed dead.

Having returned from covering this disaster, I find it difficult to resume my normal life. I think back over the last 7 days, and I cannot stop feeling how similar the towns of Zhouqu and Beichuan are. (Beichuan was almost entirely destroyed during the 2008 earthquake that left more than 86,000 people dead, and over 12,000 missing). Both these towns are similar in the following respects: landform, residents, architecture, and the arrival of thousands of rescue workers and soldiers. I can say this, because I have now been in both places covering similar disasters. The only difference is, horribly and sadly, the number of victims.

Rescuers remove a victim from the debris in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 10, 2010.   REUTERS/Aly Song

ON THE WAY
As soon as I was told about the disaster on August 8, I began to search for the nearest airport to Zhouqu, of which there are four: Lanzhou in Gansu province, Xining in Qinghai province, Chengdu in Sichuan province and Xi’an in Shaanxi province.

Because the air tickets were in high demand, I couldn’t get to the nearest airport, but was able to get a flight to Xi’an. August 7 was my birthday, so half way to the airport I finished the other half of my birthday cake. In the mad rush to get ready, I had not eaten anything. After arriving in Xi’an, it took 14 hours by car and 2 more hours walking before I reached the mudslide at around 1 p.m. on August 9. However, it seemed that I wasn’t late at all. Most people were still wandering around puzzled and confused by what had just occurred.

AT THE SITE
With machines growling, people crying, shovels and rocks colliding, the sounds of chaos came from everywhere, echoing around the valley.

A man mourns his missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Aly Song

Rescue troops in different colored uniforms moved in front of me, sirens blared from rescue vehicles, and thick dust blanketed everything that remained and that which was newly arrived – including myself and my cameras.

I stood at the site of the landslide, which was 3,000 meters long and 500 meters wide, consisting of mud and rocks. This massive amount of earth is what engulfed almost 2,000 people. I was shocked and could not believe what I was seeing. It took some time before I took my first picture.

I couldn’t see them, but in my heart I knew people were under the mud. I found myself not feeling as sad about the dead, but for those who had survived because I could see them in front of me – yelling, screaming and crying. I couldn’t imagine how hard it would be to move on after such an event. My eyes were wet with tears.

A woman mourns her missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Aly Song

One of the moments I remember most was the scene of a family burning a packet of instant noodles as an offering to their relatives who had died. It made me realize that this offering, as small as it might be, was probably the only comfort this family could afford to offer their dead.

Instant noodles are burned as an offering to victims after a mudslide hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Aly Song

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