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When ordinary people become extraordinary - and unreal

As hotels airbrush out the traffic and smog, once-normal people morph into wide-eyed Betty Boops and bewildering anime characters

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While online travel photos have always been dodgy, photoshopped beyond recognition with slums airbrushed out and beaches dropped in, faces have moved in the same direction. It was inevitable.

HAVE you ever had that vague feeling that you know people you meet but cannot place them? It happens to me all the time. Especially when I travel. It's not forgetfulness or a case of too many friends. It's something called Facebook.

I live in a wonderful low-density area that is...

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