North Koreans bow beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, on the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il
An Indian labourer erects a stage in front of the Taj Mahal hotel on the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks
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Doctor Who fans meet a Cyberman at the Doctor Who 50th Celebration event in the ExCeL centre on Friday in London
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Russian soldiers in second world war-era winter camouflage smocks carry skis and rifles in Red Square, Moscow, during a rehearsal for the forthcoming military parade to mark the 72nd anniversary of the November 7 1941 parade. Then, Red Army troops marched past the Kremlin and continued directly to the front line to fight the German army, which was at the gates of the Russian capital.
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Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi gather in Chennai to mark the anniversary of the birth of India’s political and spiritual leader Read more
An Indian civic worker cleans a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai ahead of the 144th anniversary of his birth. India celebrates Gandhi’s birthday with prayers and social activities as a mark of respect to the country’s spiritual and political leader who led India to independence from Britain in 1947
A visitor cleans small busts of Mao Zedong at a museum dedicated to the former Chinese leader on the 37th anniversary of his death, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.
Schoolchildren dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu on Monday. The festival, which commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Wednesday Read more
Respects are paid to the war dead during a ceremony at the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday in Tokyo as Japan marks the 68th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia following Japan’s surrender between August 14 and 15 1945. The Yasukuni Shrine honours Japan’s war dead from 1867 to the end of the Second World War. Read more
Students, their faces painted with the colours of the Indian national flag, prepare for Independence Day in Allahabad on Wednesday. India celebrates its 66th independence anniversary from British rule on Thursday Read more