Celebration

Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Amritsar...Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Amritsar October 15, 2014. Earthen lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. The Diwali festival will be observed this year on October 23. REUTERS/Munish Sharma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

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Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Lamps are sold in large numbers during the festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. Diwali will be observed this year on October 23. 

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014...PHUKET, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Vegetarian festival devotee of Jui Tui shrine parades through the streets on September 30, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces its roots back to the early 1800's. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. The ritualized mutilation is performed at a local Buddhist shrine under a trance-like state and is carefully supervised.  (Photo by Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images)

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Vegetarian festival devotee of Jui Tui shrine parades through the streets in Phuket, Thailand. The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants perform acts of body piercing to shift evil spirits from others to themselves to bring the community good luck 

A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur...A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala September 10, 2014. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India's southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects. 

College students with painted faces pose as they take part in India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

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College students with painted faces pose as they take part in India’s Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

A cow jumps over revelers which wait the animal on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in the eight-day of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises".

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A cow jumps over revellers waiting at the entrance of the bull ring at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The cows enter the arena one at a time, after the running of the bulls. 

Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a celebration in of St. Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria

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Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a celebration of St Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria

A worshipper looks on as she waits to bu...A worshipper looks on as she waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A worshipper wearing a Chinese opera outfit waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the lunar new year of the horse in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across Hong Kong to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year. 

Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi...Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2014. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Sunday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

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Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Sunday 

Japanese women in kimonos ride a train after a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day at an amusement park in Tokyo...Japanese women in kimonos ride a train after a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day at an amusement park in Tokyo January 13, 2014. According to a government announcement, about 1,210,000 men and women who were born in 1993 reached coming of age this year and the number is 10,000 less people than last year. The figure is the smallest number since the government started counting in 1968. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

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Japanese women in kimonos head home after celebrating Coming of Age day in Tokyo. According to the government, about 1.21m men and women who were born in 1993 reached coming of age this year. The figure is the smallest number since the government started counting in 1968. 

Elderly Indians participate in celebrations to mark International Day of Older Persons at an old age home in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Much of the world is not prepared to support the ballooning population of elderly people, including many of the fastest-aging countries, according to a global study scheduled to be released Tuesday, Oct. 1, by the United Nations and an elder rights group.

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Elderly Indians take part in celebrations to mark the International Day of Older Persons at a home in Ahmadabad, India, on Tuesday. Much of the world is unprepared for the ballooning population of elderly people, including many of the fastest-aging countries, according to a global study to be released by the UN and a rights group for the elderly.