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 A view of a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korean rally on the 102nd birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung in central Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

Best photography from around the world, April 15

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 From left to right: Greg Churchouse, Roy Stride and Peter Ellard of Scouting For Girls. Ian Gavan / Getty Images

Sandance returns in May

Sandance is heading back to Dubai in May.

 Patrick Seale, journalist and biographer of Syria's leader Hafez Al Assad (above), has died in London. His writings on Syria still provoke intense debate

Patrick Seale wrote the book on Syria but misread its latest chapter

The journalist Patrick Seale, who has died, was fiercely criticised for his views on the revolution in Syria, a country which dominated both his personal and professional lives, writes Faisal Al Yafai

 Volunteers Hanan Al Hashemi and Anoud Al Kendi preparing for the workshops in the bus going to the camp, top. Games, including a puppet show, above, helped give children in the camp some sort of normality. Courtesy Salama Al Braiki

Emirati volunteers ease Syrian refugees’ burden

Seven young women were chosen from 600 Emiratis to spend time helping out at the Murjeeb Al Fuhood camp for Syrian refugees run by the Emirates Red Crescent to help those living there, including orphans. It had a profound effect on them.

 Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, the chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline, takes the pilot seat with Captain Moataz Alswaini at the Emirates A380 Experience at The Dubai Mall.

Relax while shopping at The Dubai Mall – by flying an Emirates A380

The Emirates A380 Experience, hailed as the first A380 flight simulator open to the public in the Middle East, allows wannabe pilots to try landing and taking off from 12 of the world’s busiest airports.

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