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Women

A McDonald's sign is turned upside down on the International Women's Day in Lynwood, California.


Festival

Villagers dressed in traditional costume parading during the She Huo (社火) festival on the outskirts of Longxian (陇县) in China's Shaanxi province. Villagers in northern China wake up before dawn to paint their faces with pinkish make-up, don colorful robes and wield swords to represent legendary figures for the She Huo festival, a unique event capping Chinese New Year celebrations.


Lantern festival

Visitors walking past an ancient gate lit up with LED lights during the Lantern Festival in Taipei.


Icy Europe, balmy North Pole: the world upside down

Not for the first time in recent years, Europe has descended into a deep freeze while the Arctic experiences record high temperatures, leaving scientists to ponder the role global warming may play in turning winter weather upside down.


Nice Carnival

An artist performing during the 134th edition of the Nice Carnival in Nice, France. The theme of this year's edition is the "King of Space".


Year of Dog

Lion dancers performing in front of the Harbour Bridge for the Lunar New Year Festival in Sydney, Australia.


CNY decorations

A vendor hanging decorations at his stall at a market in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province ahead of the Lunar New Year.


Native art

People looking at a monumental sculpture of a bicycle called "Iwarika Nautsarika" ("Winning a Race") made of fiberglass, wood and a bronze handlebar banded in gold, worked in Huichol art and placed along Reforma Avenue of Mexico City as part of "the world's biggest Huichol exhibit" exposition. A hundred Wixarikas indigenous artists from social and cultural company Paricuta have made ten monumental artworks inspired by sports and nature for public display.


Dog takes center stage at Dong Zen Temple

The renowned Chinese New Year lantern festival at Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat is up again, and dog takes center stage this year in conjunction with the Year of Dog.


Galapagos fights temptation of lucrative mass tourism

With its iconic giant tortoises, crested black iguanas, huge ocean manta rays and a veritable menagerie of other cool creatures, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places you will probably never visit.


 

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