red sea Divers explore freedoms off the coast

In this March 7, 2018 photo, Nouf Alosaimi, a 29-year-old female Saudi dive instructor, waits in the water for Tamer Nasr, an Egyptian diving instructor to explore the waters off a sandy island in the Red Sea near King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. Saudi has the longest coastline of any country along the Red Sea, and the kingdom's nascent tourism industry is betting on the clear, blue waters, coral reefs and idyllic islands off its western coastline to lure visitors from around the world. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

OFF THE COAST OF JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The sky is clear, the sun is shining, and the sea is a glimmering turquoise. Nouf Alosaimi is on a discovery dive around a small, sandy island in the Red Sea that’s home to busy crabs and a few seagulls.

Reminders of past emerge along Mexico City streets

In this March 5, 2018 photo, a reminder of the original street name for Motolinia Street reads in Spanish: "Holy Spirit Street" with the date 1869 - 1928, hangs in downtown Mexico City. As the streets of Mexico's capital near their 500th birthday, two Mexican writers are trying to peel back the layers of change that have hidden their colorful history by placing plaques to give passers-by some description of famous past resident, notable events or the original street name. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City has existed in one form or another since the Aztecs settled here in 1315, but the colonial city founded by the Spanish with a grid system of streets was born out of the bloody conquest of 1521.

Hands-on harvest at Chile wine fest

In this March 24, 2018 photo, tourists visit Viu Manent vineyard by horse-drawn carriage in Colchagua, Chile. The tourists have paid for a hands-on experience at Chile's harvest, which draws thousands of visitors each year. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

VALLE DE COLCHAGUA, Chile (AP) — Dozens of tourists armed with sharp scissors and donning dusty gloves and aprons walk through rows of green vines, hand-picking dark purple grapes that will be turned into Chilean wines enjoyed around the world.



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