Street masseurs are populating weekend markets and popular spots in Paris' Latin quarter, kneading the tired shoulders of shoppers and party-goers for 10-minute massages.
They receive tips in return. For many masseurs it's a way to make ends meet, for others even a way out of misery, or simply to interact with others.
Stressed Parisians and foot-tired tourists queue up.
Jun 18, 2009
Many Americans, including President Barack Obama, support the idea of establishing a national holiday on June 19th celebrating when the last slaves finally discovered they were free.
Before that day, though, many reached freedom thanks to a secret network of people who help slaves escape, called the underground railroad.
Sumo may be as iconic to Japan as samurai and sushi, but a wave of foreign wrestlers have come to steal the show: the ancient sport hasn't seen a home-grown champion in more than three years.