Sneak School—Makeshift
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Barcelona’s pickpockets learn to spot weaknesses in the crowd and train to take advantage of them

— Sneak School

07. Crowds Dispatches
If you take the subway in Barcelona during the summer, beware of three elegant women from Valladolid. The first one will lift your wallet and pass it to the second, who will quickly forward it to the third, who will take the money and dispose of the wallet. The roles played by this bill-lifting trinity represent increasing levels of ability one must possess to become a master snatcher in Barcelona.

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Herds of amateur scientists track the shifting patterns of migratory animals

— Clocking the Flock

07. Crowds Dispatches