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Fantastic entries in our #VanSun360 Instagram challenge “Let’s take a closer look.”

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Photos: Vancouver is the third most livable city in the world, according to the Economist.

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Is there a Diner en Blanc in your city? Vancouver is getting set to host its third event.

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Wow, look at these tattoos gone wrong - some bad, some just really weird.

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Fans welcome Marc Emery, the self-styled “Prince of Pot,” as he returns home to B.C. following a five-year prison term.

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Don’t ever make a mistake on the Internet …

In this instance, a Downton Abbey staffer left a water bottle in a shot that the TV show’s publicity department then sent out. As expected, the Internet went crazy.

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Cool shots of B.C. kids wakesurfing like pros: Zakk Harman and Hunter and Jordan Smith ride some waves on Sproat Lake near Port Alberni, B.C.

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If ever an alley needed some joy, it must be the one connecting East Pender and East Hastings, where the small window of the Washington Needle Exchange can be found looking out onto the back of the Carnegie Centre — generally regarded as ground zero in the much-troubled Downtown Eastside.

But since the beginning of August a huge mural — 112 feet long by 32 feet high — by Vancouver-based artist and photographer Eyoalha Baker has added a burst of colour and energy to the alley with its 180-odd images of men, women and children jumping for joy.


Runners compete in the Bare Buns Run, a 5K clothing optional run, at Wreck Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 10, 2014. Wreck Beach is Canada’s first and largest clothing-optional beach.

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