The primary school in Puma Jiangtang, Tibet, is the highest classroom on Earth. It is sited at 5,373 metres above sea level – higher than both base camps used by those attempting to climb Mount Everest, and the average annual temperature is colder than minus 5 degrees Celsius.
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A close ally to Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially been named Communist Party chief of Beijing, setting him up for a seat in the party’s next decision-making Politburo.
Same-sex activists hug outside the parliament in Taipei on May 24, 2017 as they celebrate the landmark decision paving the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage. Crowds of pro-gay marriage supporters in Taiwan on May 24 cheered, hugged and wept as a top court ruled in favour of same-sex unions. (AFP / SAM YEH)
Supporters of the LGBT gather outside the Taiwan parliament building in Taipei. (EPA / RITCHIE B. TONGO)
Supporters hug each other during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry. (REUTERS / Tyrone Siu)
A supporter holds a rainbow umbrella during a rally ahead of Taiwan's top court. (REUTERS / Tyrone Siu)
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