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Dave Lee | 10:52 UK time, Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Everyday, BBC World Service reporters and programme-makers are out and about all over the world doing what they do best - telling stories.

You can see many pictures from their travels on the World Service's own Flickr stream by clicking here.

Here are just a few recent highlights.


Documentary maker Nina Robinson is in Kenya recording for Assignment. She meets these women who talk to her about the issues important to them - abortion, child marriage, equality and access to business loans.

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Nina is in the country to learn about anti-gay attitudes. In Kenya, homosexuality is illegal.


She discovers that the anti-gay "message" is bringing Christians and Muslims together. Here, a preacher shakes hands with a Sheikh.


The programme will also deal with drug problems. This man calls himself Prophet Rasta. He says he has been in the drugs industry for the past 14 years.


World Football is in Rwanda to visit a special refugee camp. FC Barcelona donated $100,000 (US) for various projects. In this picture, Barcelona club president Joan Laporta presents Rwandan sports minister Joseph Habineza with a Barca shirt.


The visit caused quite a stir - children crowded around every window to watch the presentation ceremony.


Elsewhere, One Planet's Mike Williams heads to the water for a spot of canoeing.


He was joined at the paddle by Helen Skelton, a presenter on the British children's television show Blue Peter. She'd just kayaked the entire length of the Amazon river.


No such high-adventure this time, though - aside from the occasional inquisitive duck.


The Digital Planet team have been at South By South West Interactive, talking here to digital identity expert Aaron Strauss about the dangers of ID theft.


It wasn't all so serious, though. Digital Planet's commentator Bill Thompson met Tweeture - an interactive alien that requires hugs, kisses, movement (which is can detect via GPS tracking) and most importantly many tweets in order for it to feel looked after. Rather like Bill himself, actually.

See all these pictures, and more, on the BBC World Service Flickr stream.


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