Blooming flower attracts thousands in Japan
A rare flower that has bloomed after a gap of almost 20 years has attracted thousands of visitors to a botanical garden in Tokyo.
Standing at more than 5ft (1.52m) tall, the Amorphophallus titanum is native to Indonesia's Sumatra island.
At full bloom the plant emits a pungent smell which one visitor described as "like raw garbage that had grown rotten".
Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.