Tuaregs celebrate in Niger Sahara festival

In this photo taken Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, a man performs during a festival in Iferouane, Niger .Tuaregs in northern Niger are hoping to draw tourists back to the region by putting their traditional dances, music poetry and camel races on display. Despite concerns about Islamic extremism throughout the Sahel region in West Africa, organizers recently hosted more than 1,000 visitors in Iferouane, a village in Niger's far north. (AP Photo/Ludivine Laniepce)

IFEROUANE, Niger — Tuaregs in northern Niger are hoping to draw tourists back to the region by putting their traditional dances, music poetry and camel races on display.

Hong Kong architect proposes low-cost tube homes

In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018, photo, architect James Law sits at an OPod tube house in Hong Kong's industrial area of Kwun Tong. Hong Kong’s notoriously expensive housing makes owning an affordable home a pipe dream for many residents. But the local architect proposed a novel idea to help alleviate the problem: building stylish micro-apartments inside giant concrete drainage pipes. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s notoriously expensive housing makes owning an affordable home a pipe dream for many residents.

WW2 Museum renovating 1943 fire truck

Bill Hall, a volunteer restoration specialist for the National WWII Museum, looks over the dilapidated engine of 1940's era fire truck, in their warehouse in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The National World War II Museum is taking apart the recently acquired fire engine, made for the military home front in 1943, and expects to have it rolling and ready for display in two or three years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS — The National World War II Museum is taking apart a fire engine made for the military home front in 1943, and expects to have it rolling and ready for display in two or three years. When the 25-foot-long Ford-American LaFrance fire truck was new, it would have carried four firefighters, two of them standing on the rear running board.

Dance pro hits optimistic beat in new book

This image released by Dey Street Books shows "I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to 'Dancing with the Stars," by Valentin Chmerkovskiy. (Dey Street Books via AP)

“I’ll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant’s American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars” (Dey Street Books), by Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Restoring the environment in Puerto Rico

In this In Feb. 28, 2018, photo, diver and Force Blue Co-Founder Rudy Reyes handles a crate full of coral to replace corals ripped off the reef during Hurricane Maria, as part of a nearly $1.5 million coral reef restoration effort largely funded by the federal government, off the coast of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The group is focusing on the island's northeast region, where swaths of mostly elkhorn and staghorn corals received the brunt of large swells generated during the hurricane. (Jim Hellemn via AP)

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural wonders destroyed by the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.

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